It's not that we ever change the plotline, exactly. It's just that the specifics are negotiable; we pick and choose (and, okay, sometimes make up) the details depending upon our moods, our audience, or how loud the person talking over us is. The one about the Passover when my sister and I spiked Elijah’s Manischewitz with hot sauce--just to see which adult played the prophet and gulped down the wine while we children answered the door--can be poignant, cynical, or hilarious depending on the telling. And the fact that my uncle Danny turned even redder in the face than usual and downed three glasses of water afterward answered the question.
- Clark, Melissa (2010-09-07). In the Kitchen with A Good Appetite: 150 Recipes and Stories About the Food You Love (Kindle Locations 5647-5652). Hyperion. Kindle Edition.
- 1: wanted a Barlow knife
- 2: Down down with wrong quotations / Up up with source citations!
- 3: "from deep despair and perished things . . ."
- 4: Handel-ing and hoping with care
- 5: a geranium from Desire
- 6: not permanent but not yet forgotten
- 7: on the rails
- 8: though the frost was cruel
- 9: If thou know'st it, telling
- 10: Abby, 2001 - 2016
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