Grandma’s Mints #SOL19 Day 29/31

I am once again participating in the Slice of Life Story Challenge for the month of March.  This is the fourth year I have joined the community of writers over at Two Writing Teachers in taking up this challenge of writing for 31 consecutive days.  I know it will be hard work but the growth will be immeasurable. Follow along!

Grandma’s Mints

It was grandma’s birthday and we were all gathered in the backyard to celebrate the occasion.  The presents were splayed out on the ground while the children, grandchildren and even great grandchildren played in the yard on the hot July day.  Everyone was enjoying the rare gathering of generations, some chatting with their grandma, while others participated in a rousing game of kickball.

Grandma didn’t like anyone to make a fuss over her so the presents sat at her feet in the sun. Finally my sister quickly handed grandma her beautifully wrapped box. “You better open this now before it gets even warmer out here!”  Grandma carefully slipped the tape off the end of the present so as not to rip the paper. (She might reuse it on another day of course!)  She slid the box through the sleeve of wrap and looked down at a box of chocolate mint patties.  “My favorite!” she exclaimed.  “I must eat one right now!”

She gingerly opened the box to quite a surprise: a melted mess of chocolate mint soup.  She didn’t miss a beat, grabbed a nearby spoon, and dug right into the soupy mess of the peppermint chocolate liquid that sat in the little cardboard box.  “Yummmmmy!”

8 Replies to “Grandma’s Mints #SOL19 Day 29/31”

  1. I felt like I was celebrating in the hot sun with your family as I read this! I, too, love the wrapping paper (reminded me of my Grandma). What a beautiful family memory to capture!

  2. You captured so much about your grandmother in just a short post– I loved the part about the wrapping paper. And your foreshadowing was perfect for her ultimate reaction. I think thin mints with a spoon sounds pretty delightful, actually!

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