It’s around noon, on an overcast day in Pittsburgh that might get up to 52 degrees and may even have some sunshine. The Old Soldier has public television on the TV. It’s a show about the All-American hot dog. There seems to be all kinds of hot dogs, covered with onions, relish, mustard, sauerkraut, chili, cheese…
The Old Soldier is eating a small bowl of the blackeye peas and ham hocks that he cooked in the crock pot. The peas did not turn out as good as I hoped. I put too much water in the crock pot. So, I poured some of the liquid out and let the peas sit overnight, but they still are not as tasty as they can be and it’s all my fault.
Oh, well, you win some and you lose some.
Read. Study. Write.
- Frank Sinatra And A Salute To Public Television (pittsburghflashfictiongazette.com)