Sunday, March 21, 2010

Sunday Memories: Ode to Food - Part 2


I didn't know where Florence kept the sugar in our house. And there certainly wasn't any honey. She had been once again ahead of her time, and during the golden era of sugar, fat, and pre-packaged everything we were forced to eat fruit and vegetables and other G-d awful healthy food. Soda and any kind of cake was relegated to Friday night at Gramma Sophie's house in Knickerbocker Village.

But with all my sneaking into friends' homes and oogling the forbidden fruit in their cupboards or at their tables, I fell in love with that little honey bear. It was a toy, it was a bear, it was sweet. It was all the things I yearned for rolled up in one.

Even now, I'd rather have that bear than a pot of organic honey made by bees who each had their own name.

3 comments:

Melanie said...

I love the little bear too!

cityofstrangers said...

CO - having grown up in a house of anti-junk food parents, I can relate. though I'm glad I never got the taste, not really, even if I was desperate for the stuff as a kid . . .

T.

Goggla said...

Bees with their own names...lol!