08 August, 2009


I'm catching my breath today, it's good to be home. After our excursion to the Midwest and back I raced to the Capital City and crammed in some Mason-time and then dashed off to Asheville yesterday for a fabulous quilt show at the incredibly beautiful North Carolina Arboretum. Whew! I took a gift basket of assorted goodies to our hosts in Illinois last week. Among the packages of gourmet cookies, crackers, spreads and dip mixes, I had also tucked in this cute little spreader. My sister-in-law opened up the basket when all of the family was gathered in their family room, including my mother-in-law. The following conversation ensued:

SIL: "Thank you for the spreader"
MIL: "What is that on the handle?"
Group: "CHEESES"
MIL: "What?"
Group: (a little louder this time) "CHEESES"
MIL: (looking perplexed, but nodding and replying softly) "Oh"

Later on she asked me, quietly, "where did you find a spreader with Jesus on the handle?" We're still laughing over that one, the spreader has officially been renamed.

Life is Good!

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Mimi said...


SO reminds me of myself!

Thanks for the chuckle and the reminder that it's not just me!!


Anne Heidi said...

Oh that is so funny. Thank you for sharing :-)

leigh anna said...

oh gma!

Zlaty said...

That is too funny!

Glad you are back!


mamaspark said...

LOL, I love your story. That one will live a long time!

kimquiltz @ an oft traveled road said...

ROTF I sent my mother the link to this, too funny not to share!!

Nancy said...

LOL! Can't believe you were in Asheville two days after I left there. Sheesh.

Quilt Hollow said...

ROFLOL!! Too Much!!

Welcome back!

Salem Stitcher said...

Oh, that is too funny!

Glad you're back home safe and sound!

grammilou said...

Oh, that is a CLASSIC! Thanks for the laugh!

*karendianne. said...

Oh my gosh, how cute. Welcome home.

Karen Newman Fridy said...

...so...is Carrie Underwood's song really about cheese??

(Jesus Take the Wheel)

sorry...couldn't resist that one! Glad to have you back!

Teresa said...

Well, you know, we all see Jesus in different ways. That is a cute story. Welcome home!

AnnieO said...

Thanks for the laugh! Glad you had a good trip and got home safely :)

Meggie said...

Good laugh for the day!

Nan said...

Too funny! The same thing happened with my husband's grandmother at a family meal a long time ago. She was an extremely religious woman, and kept saying "Jesus!". They all look at her incredulously, and said "Grandma!". She looked at them and "Wisconsin CHEESES!". It is a story that will live forever.