In a long-ago blog post, I shared my inability to cut a not-crooked piece of cantaloupe.. And that, unlike most people, I eat my crookedly cut piece of cantaloupe with a knife.
I still eat cantaloupe every morning. Even during the winter, it’s pretty tasty. I also still cut it poorly.
Yesterday I started a new melon. I was determined to concentrate and produce a decently shaped serving. It took me way too long, but I was successful. Somehow, it tasted even better than usual.
I couldn’t help but think of my grandson Leo, now nineteen, who long ago asked me the following: “Grammy, why do you eat cantaloupe with a knife. My mommy told me never to put a knife in my mouth.”
Oh, the things we remember...