1516. A surprisingly happy conclusion to a stressful experience
© Bruce Goodman 20 May 2019
Anne had lost her wedding ring, but she knew exactly where it would be. Every day she made a loaf of bread. It had happened before. It would be in the baked loaf. It would have slipped off while she was doing the kneading. She was constantly telling herself to take the wedding ring off before make the bread. When would she ever learn?
She had just enough time to take the bread out of the oven before scurrying off in the family van to take her son and some of his friends to their hockey match. She would worry about the wedding ring later. And then on the way home she would pop into the supermarket to get a few things. Another parent was to drop the boys home.
Of course, when eventually she did get home the inevitable had happened: her son and his friends had scoffed down the entire load with heaps of butter.
“You make excellent bread, Mrs McElwey!” said Angelo Whatnotski.
“Did anyone find a wedding ring in the bread?” asked Anne.
No one had. Oh well, how stressful!
Later that day, just as she was peeling the potatoes for dinner, Anne spied her wedding ring on the bench next to the flour bin. She had taken it off after all! O happy day! O happy, happy day!
What a pleasure it is to behold a surprisingly happy conclusion to a stressful experience!