Blueberry Cheesecake

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Status: Finished  |  Genre: Humor  |  House: Booksie Classic
Quick humorous story.

Submitted: February 03, 2017

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Submitted: February 03, 2017



Blueberry Cheesecake

"It was October of 1957. Dwight D. Eisenhower was President, gas was 24 cents a gallon and racial integration had finally happened in that Arkansas high school. Man that Governor Orval was a stubborn son of a gun."

"No you're telling it wrong Howard."

"I most certainly am not Edna. Now you just mind your business, I'm talking to the grandchild." Howard smirks at Ella.

"Now don't you listen to him Ella." Edna puts the mixing bowl in front of Ella and instructs her to mix the contents. "It was November, not October, of 1957. The Soviets had just launched Sputnik 2 into space, and this was the first time an animal was put into space." Ella nods listening intently. "It was a cat named Laika. Oh, and Elvis' Jailhouse Rock had just come out." Edna stops for a moment. Starring into space.

"Stop drooling Edna!" Howard says with a chuckle, startling Edna out of her daydream. "Jailhouse Rock came out in September, not November, and it was a dog in space not a cat. Good gracious, what good would a cat be in space? Shuttle would come back smelling like ammonia and scratched all to h..." "Howard! Watch your language would you?"Edna snapped.

"You're right, it's was a dog, not a cat." She admits, getting back to her baking.

"Well that's not the point of the story anyway Edna."

"What is the point of the story grandad?" Ella inquires, getting more confused by the moment.

"You're grandmother makes a great blueberry cheesecake." Ella and Edna both laugh." What? "

"Oh, well that was when I met your grandmother. You see she was volunteering at the church bake sale. They were raising money for a new family that had just moved to town, and was a little down on their luck."

"I see." Ella states, still puzzled. "So she made a blueberry cheesecake for the bake sale and let me guess. The story goes that it was so good you kept buying more pieces and that's how you two started talking and it was love at first bite? Right? Granddad this sounds like a cheesy soap opera."

"Goodness no! Her cheesecake was terrible!". He snickered as his wife playfully slapped him with an oven mitt.

"What I meant to say, was she makes a great blueberry cheesecake now. Back then it was so bad no one bought a single piece." He moves to protect himself from another blow from the oven mitt, but instead just gets a dirty look from Edna as she stands at the counter.

"You are over exaggerating Howard. My cheesecake was not that bad! I sold one piece and then someone came and bought the whole pan."

"Yes I know. I gave my friend Bill $3 to go buy the whole pan before you embarrassed yourself."

Edna begins to chuckle, suddenly bursting into a fit of laughter as she has a realization. "That explains so much! Right after I sold the cheesecake a young man came up asking if there was any left. When I told him I just sold the last piece he said that it probably was just as well and that he probably dodged a bullet!"

"Yes, that's how we met!". The three laughed and laughed until their sides hurt and they couldn't laugh no more. "Contain yourselves." Edna insisted, still giggling herself. "Now get your coats on. We're going to be late for the bake sale." As they head out the door, Edna carrying the famed cheesecake, Howard hands Ella three dollars. "Just in case." He grins.

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