poetry and prose about place

a sad story about grapes

with 4 comments

We have just experienced a severe thunder storm. I was in town for aquasize and a few groceries. As I pulled into the grocery store parking lot, I could see very dark clouds in my rear-view mirror.  We had been warned of the approaching front last evening, so I was not surprised.


I went in to the grocery store and immediately saw some lovely grapes.  I think they were the most beautiful green seedless grapes I have ever seen.  I picked out a bag for supper and went on for the rest of my groceries. I was reaching for soup ingredients (carrots, celery, onions and turnip) when the lights went out.  Dead quiet – you don’t realise how noisy those coolers and freezers are until they suddenly go quiet.


The store staff were so good to everyone.  They herded us gently toward the front of the store, saying the registers would continue to work for about a half hour.  I was so happy!  I would have grapes for our supper! The cashier rang up my few items. I ran my debit card and no luck. Just as I made it through, all the debit machines were down!


With no groceries to show for my trip, I ran out to the truck and was absolutely drenched in the downpour. Not too much of a problem since I was already a bit wet from my trip to the pool for aquasize!


My sad story about grapes is about a relatively minor problem.  There is flooding in low lying areas in the city and 20,000 homes are still without power.  We have power, so I am one of the lucky ones.  But they were such beautiful grapes!



a picnic of grapes back in 2012



Copyright 2015  Jane Tims

Written by jane tims

May 29, 2015 at 7:23 am

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  1. I am sorry you didn’t get your beautiful grapes, but happy to hear the storm didn’t do more than drench you, and that you didn’t have to deal with flooding or a power outage at home. I always marvel at how quiet it is when the power goes out.

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    May 30, 2015 at 11:38 am

    • Hi Robin. I am happy to report, I got my grapes the next day. So delicious! Jane


      jane tims

      May 30, 2015 at 3:34 pm

  2. Wow! Sorry that the storm hit you so hard. And, sorry for no grapes.

    Liked by 1 person

    Carol Steel

    May 29, 2015 at 8:01 am

    • Hi Carol. If that’s all I have to complain about, I guess I am very lucky! Jane


      jane tims

      May 29, 2015 at 10:58 am

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