Tell Me A Story is a new feature I’ve been thinking about for a while. For no particular reason, I decided to launch it on a wet, snowy, windy last day of winter. From time to time I will post a photo of some sort of food-related object. It may be something of my own, or a treasure discovered at a yard sale or flea market. Whatever it is, it will be the prize for the best story about it. Perhaps you’ll write about one just like it that a family member used to have or use. Maybe it will be something you’ve long wanted. If you take us on a winding tour with the object at its periphery, we’ll enjoy the trip. The only rule is that your story must revolve, as essential parts of our days do, around food. This is certainly not limited to readers and storytellers in the U.S. Members of my family are probably not eligible.
Please post your story in the Comments section. It can be a paragraph or it can be a page. There will be nothing random about the selection process. I will choose the story that moves me most in some way. The winner will receive the object, and the story will be featured on the blog.
TELL ME A STORY
I found this pretty, rosy pink serving plate at a garage sale being held by a friend whose mother had recently died. She and her family were getting the house ready to sell, and a garage sale was the first step along that path. It may have cost a dollar. Among other things, I do catering, and thought it would be a good addition to my eclectic collection of serving pieces. Indeed it was, but the fact is that I rarely use it. It’s too small to be of practical use on a catering table. But it’s perfect for use at home (about 10″ in diameter), so to a good home is where it needs to go. As I mentioned, it is pink, with a swirl pattern on the underside that casts interesting shadows. There is a tiny bubble flaw on one edge that I am amazed has never chipped. I have no idea what its past life has seen, and I’m very interested in how you see it.
Please respond by Friday, March 23, 10 p.m. MST. The winner will be announced on Monday, March 26.
Let the stories begin!