Just Like Grandma Made It
young mother is preparing a turkey for Thanksgiving dinner.
daughter watches with interest as the mother slices off the ends of
the turkey before placing it in the roasting pan.
young girl asks her mother why she did this.
mother pauses for a moment and then says, "You know, I'm not sure. This is
the way I always saw my mother prepare a turkey. Let's call Grandma
and ask her."
she phones her mother and asks why they always slice the ends off
the turkey before roasting.
Grandmother thinks for a moment and then says, "You know, I'm not sure why
either. This is just the way I always saw MY mother prepare
the two women are very curious, so they pay a visit to the great-grandmother in
the nursing home.
know when we prepare a turkey," they explain, "we always
slice off the ends before roasting. Why is that?"
old woman replies, "I don't know why YOU do it, but I never had
a roasting pan that was long enough."
"In Christianity neither morality
nor religion come into contact with reality at any point." Friedrich