1092. Bastille Day
© Bruce Goodman 14 July 2017
It was Bastille Day and Nora thought she’d invite the next door neighbours over for dinner. They were French.
Nora started with a mix of snails and frogs’ legs. “It’s very French,” said Nora to her guests. “I got the snails out of a tin. They’re the real thing.” Quite frankly they would never have guessed.
Next came French Onion Soup – “It’s out of a packet,” said Nora, “so it must be the genuine stuff.” The soup was served with French fries, and garlic bread made out of a baguette.
Last served was fruit salad and ice cream. “It’s nice to have something local in this cultural exchange,” declared Nora.
The neighbours went home afterwards, delighted with Nora’s commemoration of Bastille Day. They put on their berets, and rode home on bicycles with strings of onions hanging down the front.