What do you see # 39 – 20 July 2020 – Gran’s Pantry

Gran loved shopping on a Tuesday morning. Why we never quite understood, maybe because it wasn’t pension day she thought there would be less people to contend with, but it was folly to turn up at her place early on a Tuesday as she would be fussing about getting herself organised for her weekly shop.

Her pantry was a store of exotic jams and goods that only she knew the true nature of. Once a year, she had a cleanout of all the items that were out of date.

One time I was being nosey and looked about in her pantry only to discover a mouse in one of the baskets she had in there.

“Oh, don’t be bothered by Herman he just drops by from time to time to check out what’s there and on occasion have a bit of a nibble. He loves those ‘Marie’ biscuits for some reason. Often find he’s chewed a hole in a packet, so I keep them in a glass jar now and leave one or two out for him.”

Gran was eccentric in that way, nothing seemed to phase her except spiders. She’d get really excited if she saw a spider in the house, the broom would be out as would the most colourful language you could imagine any Gran uttering.

She was a determined and energetic woman and left us not only the many Herman’s of this world but a myriad of stories.

Written for: https://lifeafter50forwomen.com/2020/07/20/what-do-you-see-39-20-july-2020/

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10 Responses to What do you see # 39 – 20 July 2020 – Gran’s Pantry

  1. Mum had a mouse in her flour and it took flying lessons in the dust!

  2. jenanita01 says:

    We share our home on occasion with different mouses, thanks to our cat, Merlin…

  3. Sadje says:

    Many Hermans of this world! I love your story Michael
    Thanks for joining in the challenge

  4. A delightful story, Michael

  5. Poor spiders 😥🕷🕷🕷

  6. -Eugenia says:

    A delightful story, Michael!

  7. Absolutely heartwarming.
    Such grans are/were a treat.
    I remember when I was a kid, spending summer holidays with my grandparents, they would always wake up earlier on Tuesdays to get ready to go to the market. It was like an outdoor farmers market. Only once a week. You could find ALL sorts of things there. It was important to them almost like Sunday mass.

  8. Chris Hall says:

    A lovely tribute to the eccentric grans of this world!

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