Thursday, May 21, 2009

Hide the fine china!

Interesting friends and good food lead to appealing conversations, I always say.

Or is it interesting conversations about good friends are always appealing?

Whichever, both were true the other evening.

Steaks were grilling over hot coals and yellow cake with Godiva chocolate icing waited to be sliced when Margie decided to tell us about a conversation with her little granddaughter.

“Out of the clear blue," Margie said, "Sissy told me that her mother told her not to show anyone her fine china.”

Cher's fine china

Now Margie has some very nice china and uses it on special occasions such as Thanksgiving and Christmas, always with the same warning to her daughters upon cleanup: “Don't put my fine china in the dishwasher. Hand wash it and put it away."

But Sissy’s mommy doesn’t have any nice tableware. With toddlers in the house, it’s just not a priority yet.

“So I said to Sissy,” Margie continued, “ ‘Fine china? What china was Mommy talking about?’ ”

“You know, Grandmaw,” the child replied.

“I’m afraid I don’t know,” Margie countered.

“Yes, you do,” Sissy insisted.

“No, I don’t,” Margie doggedly repeated.

“Grandmaw!” Sissy said pointing to her lap. “This fine china!”

Apparently, vagina wasn’t in Sissy’s young vocabulary but the little girl knew a thing or two about fine china - put it away and keep it hidden!

True story!


  1. Kudos to Sissy's mom for using correct terminology...too bad it was a little over Sissy's head. But at least Sissy's dress won't be!

  2. I had a friend whose son told her that she had a Big China. She made him explain and from then on we called it our China. Some women have really Big China other's have small insignificant china others well they just have chinette.

  3. You jsut reminded me of why I miss you and this blogging thing so much! It gives me a whole new appreciation for the meaning of fine china... Debra

  4. Roaring...that is just hysterical!!!! Sigh...I'm sharing that one with my daughter!!!

  5. I love this post! You always have the funniest stories! Angie

  6. I also am Speechless......cute story. Still going to call you when I have time to have lunch and you can get away.

    See you soon.

  7. Dang! All I have is some old cracked Melmac!
    I am going to make sure Madisyn's mom reads this to her! Too too funny!


  8. Too cute! I know I will always have a smile on my face when someone mentions fine china from now on. Thanks for sharing!

  9. Too funny!


  10. Ha! LOL, you gotta love it!

  11. I just found your blog today and spent a LOOOONNNG time reading all of your posts - love it!!! I'm a transplanted Texan currently exiled in Arizona, trying to get back to my home state. Thanks for the fun and for making me even more homesick :-)


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