The Good Napkins
Monday, February 07, 2011
The Good Napkins .......... Ahhhhh.
This is too good to not share. I think we are the last generation to
know what 'napkins' are.
The joys of having Girls...
My mother taught me to read when I was four years old (her first mistake).
One day, I was in the bathroom and noticed one of the cabinet doors was
ajar. I read the box in the cabinet.
I then asked my mother why she was keeping ''napkins' in the bathroom.
Didn't they belong in the kitchen?
Not wanting to burden me with unnecessary facts, she told me that those
were for 'special occasions' (her second mistake).
Now fast forward a few months....It's Christmas Day, and my folks are
leaving to pick up my uncle and his wife for dinner. Mom had assignments
for all of us while they were gone. Mine was to set the table.
When they returned, my uncle came in first and immediately burst into
laughter. Next came his wife who gasped, Then began giggling. Next came my
father, who roared with laughter. Then came Mom, who almost died of
embarrassment when she saw each place setting on the table with a 'special
occasion' Kotex napkin at each plate, with the fork carefully arranged on
top. I had even tucked the little tail in so they didn't hang off the edge!!
My mother asked me why I used these and, of course, my response sent the
other adults into further fits of laughter.
'But, Mom, you said they were for special occasions!!!'
Life is too short for drama & petty things... So kiss slowly, laugh
insanely, love truly and forgive quickly...and for heavens sake, use the
good napkins whenever you can.