October 29, 2008

Crust of the Bread...

When I was a kid my mother always told me that i had to eat the crust of the bread. I remember her saying, You do not know the hardness of life until you each the crust She was taunting us to eat the crust... not my favorite, but i did because it made her proud of me (or so she said).

I bring this up because my mother is older now and ill and living with me. I made her lunch the other day and she said to me, can you please cut the crust off... hmmmm

As a kid it was important to eat the crust but if you are old I guess you earn the privilege to not have to eat it anymore. I guess she already knows the hardness of life. I smiled as I cut the crust off of her bread. And it is a natural occurrence now, no crust for gram.