Friday, August 18, 2006
New Beginning 80
In the pasta aisle at Sven’s Market, Marne studied the lasagna noodle selection. She preferred a meatless, spinach recipe with whole wheat pasta, but Ken liked it with meat and traditional noodles. She went traditional, not wanting to give him anything to bitch about.
“Marne, how are you?” Annie Mott, her bleached blond hair pulled tight in a pony tail, rolled her cart next to Marne’s.
“Hi Annie. I’m fine. How are you?”
“Good. Missed you at the meeting Thursday. The Big Moon Friends of the Arts isn’t the same without you.”
“I’ll be back. It’s just been a busy week.”
“Getting ready for the new job, no doubt.” Annie looked in Marne’s cart. “I buy frozen dinners, cheap wine and beer and you have ten buck chuck and the fixings for a home made meal. What’s the occasion?”
“Ken’s getting in this evening. He’s been out of town again, another two weeks on the east coast, and I thought I’d surprise him with his favorite meal.”
"The east coast again?" Annie said. "Last time he went off he had an affair and you almost divorced him. I'd be making him arsenic lasagna."
"Very funny. Actually, I'm making a special dessert." Marne held up a jug of antifreeze. "Lime Jello with pineapple chunks."
Opening: Edd Tury.....Continuation: Cheryl Mills