Time for another Odd Trio prompt: write a post about any topic you want,in whatever form or genre, but make sure it features a slice of cake, a pair of flip flops, and someone old and wise.
I always look forward to Summer, it means holidays, bright sunny days and the best part it’s longer than winter days.
The past winter was tough for all of us, we had too many snowstorms, piles and piles of snow to clear up too frequently, the days were short and extremely cold. We’d sit around in our living room and plan how we’d spend our summer holidays.
We had to wait for real warm summer days, the months of May and June were not so promising, we had to heat our house we wore warm clothes to go out. It was discouraging to feel that cold in May and June.
Then we hit July, days were slightly warmer, the trees were getting filled up with leaves, the grass was green and above all my perennials were looking bright with all the beautiful flowers we planted.
I thought we spent too long staying indoors, it was time for us to get involved in summer activities, we packed our bags and headed to go to the mainland, we passed by Nova Scotia , New Brunswick and finally reached our destination, the city of Montreal in the province of Quebec.
My daughter had made arrangements to rent the apartment of a local resident. When we reached the place we found it quite spacious for the two of us, he had everything we needed, we only had to buy groceries.
There was a supermarket close by, we bought all the groceries we needed for two weeks.
Our landlord and his wife were two wonderful people, we thought of inviting them for supper along with their two sons. I cooked chicken curry, plain rice, and fresh vegetables, my daughter prepared a tasty salad.
My daughter volunteered to prepare dessert, it was her favorite cheese cake. I said, “you’ll bake cheese cake?”
In reply she said, “yes mom a cheese cake, everyone loves this dessert.”
The dinner went well our guests enjoyed the food, the boys were delighted to see the dessert, they had a large helping, their mom and dad loved the chicken and rice.
The family had to leave right after dinner, they were expecting a guest from New York, I offered to give them a slice of cake for their guest, which they were happy to take with them.
My daughter and I were busy clearing the dishes after our guests left, suddenly the door bell rang, I didn’t know who would come to see us at that hour, since none of our friends knew we were in Montreal. To my surprise I saw the younger son, I wondered what he wanted, apparently he had left his flip flops and was back to get them. We looked for them and found them under the dining table, the little boy politely said, “merci beaucoup” and left.
My daughter and I sat and talked about our landlord, his wife and children and how amiable they were, my daughter said,”Mom I almost forgot to tell you about an elderly man I met in the park where I was running, he said he can read palms, I was anxious to know my future, I let him read it, you cannot believe what he told me, I was very happy, before I left, I told him he was a very wise old man.”
As I was leaving he waved his hand and replied, “And you are a very wise and sweet girl, God bless you!”