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A day in my life

Source: Adults

Author: Rhona Aitken

Title: Two Beeching House snippets

Dorothy and Enid are somewhat deaf. They both nod contendedly off to a light snooze at the drop of a hat. Especially at meal-time. They ease themselves - with difficulty into their respective chairs, and wait for Jenny to come in with lunch. As there are thirty-five of us there is often a little wait.

May: Wake up - its here.
Dorothy: Whats here?
Dorothy: What did you say it was?Sausages? (This hopefuly as she likes sausages)
May: (Crossly) - I didn't say - but it isn't sausagers.
Jenny: Its Welsh Rarebit.
Dorothy; Rabbit?
Enid: I think she said Welsh Rarebit.
Dorothy looked puzzled. What did you say? (then crossly) I can't help being deaf. Say it again.
Jenny: Its a cheese dish Dorothy.
Dorothy:I'll have it.
Enid: I've never had rabbit with cheese before - but I'll try it.

While I'm writing this - words van ish. Its infuriating. I have to rapidly try and think up an alternative before I seem an utter idiot. As some of you might know - before I retired I was a professional cook so anything to do with food interests me. Those around me will ask me questions about food. "What is that dish called" and suchlike. So when the word gets lost in the depths of my aged memory it is annoying. I cheat a bit! Very naughty. Usually the correct word sweeps uninvited into my sleepy brain as I am sipping my late night cocoa. Suddenly without warning "Aha! Waldorf Salad!" Now I've got to write it down quickly -without spilling my cocoa - before it vanishes again! It pays to laugh!

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