nichepoetryandprose

poetry and prose about place

a sad story about grapes

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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.

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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.

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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!

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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!

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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!

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a picnic of grapes back in 2012

 

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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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    Robin

    May 30, 2015 at 11:38 am

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

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      jane tims

      May 30, 2015 at 3:34 pm

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

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    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

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      jane tims

      May 29, 2015 at 10:58 am


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