“The ramblings and grumblings of author Ad Hudler”

So very HUNGRY!
Monday, September 20, 2010

After yesterday's post of the tomato bike rack, my mother sent me this shot she took while she and dad were visiting us in Nashville.

I have a history of trying to eat food that looks real but is actually fake.

When I was wee boy, we were visiting a friend at Christmastime who had a tree covered in beautiful wooden angels ... flat and hand-painted in a one-dimensional manner.

Well, they certainly LOOKED like cookies with delectable icing ... so, when the adults weren't looking, I plucked one from the tree and tried to bite into it, leaving an arc of baby-teeth marks. I tried to oh-so-cooly just return it to the branch, but I'd been caught by the adults.

At any rate, the woman and faux-cookie-maker, named Deanne, was very sweet about it, and I never heard about the incident again ... until she came to my wedding reception nearly two decades later. She handed me a gift box and asked me to open it. And guess what was inside? The angel with the teeth-marks I'd tried to chomp those many years ago. Deanne quickly shared the story with my new wife, and I gave her a big hug.

And now, every year, Cookie Angel hangs from our tree.


Blogger Susan Cushman said...

So funny, Ad. You sure you don't have pica? I was just in Denver visiting my granddaughters, and the 14-month-old discovered styrofoam. We caught her trying to eat a styrofoam cooler:-)

September 20, 2010 at 9:40 PM  
Blogger Ad Hudler said...

No, Susan, but I do have a Power Ranger.

September 21, 2010 at 2:04 PM  

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