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#SoCS – Strainer Inherited


Oh hi!

It’s me again.

I’m starting to feel like the chaser. You know, the part that comes after the main bit. The P.S. at the end of the SoCS day.


Speaking of dessert, I’ve been stealing the two-bite brownies I bought for Mother’s Day. They have pink, blue, and white butter icing and sprinkles on top. They call them Unicorn two-bite brownies and they’re delicious. They go well with red wine …

Can I make a confession? Promise you won’t tell anyone?

I eat my two-bite brownies in three bites.

I’m such a rebel.

Oooh, I just had a sip of wine. The fumes went up into my sinuses. Does that mean it’s good?

Anyway, where was I?

My pasta strainer. The one I inherited. It has to be at least 45 years old–my mother had it forever. I bought one myself when I moved in by myself years ago, but I never really liked the new one. The holes were both too small and they weren’t close enough to the edges of the base of the bowl, so I’d end up with wet noodles every time I tried to drain them.

So when my mother moved in to the retirement home, instead of getting rid of the strainer with everything else, I kept it. It used to have three little legs on it, but they all fell off. But I still love it. It’s my Charlie Brown Christmas tree of strainers. It’s sad, but it has a lot of heart. And it works, which is probably the most important thing.

Know what else is important? Breakfast in bed tomorrow morning. That’s what I’ve been promised.

Gonna be interesting.

Maybe I’d better leave some of those brownies …

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Author: Linda G. Hill

There's a writer in here, clawing her way out.

23 thoughts on “#SoCS – Strainer Inherited

  1. Mine is also quite old. Has two of three legs. But then, I bought a new one as well, because sometimes life needs two and the new one is rubbery and has arms that allow it to hang over the sink and it’s easier to clean. So we use that for pasta and potatoes and use the old one for fruit and veg.

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  2. Hope you had a great Mom’s Day. And I hate the wet noodle effect of the wrong strainer! I’ve been looking for one to replace my old one but the good ones are hard to find!

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  3. Happy mother’s day, Linda! Here’s hoping those stolen brownie bites were only the beginning of a yummy day. 🙂

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  4. Happy Mother’s Day! I got coffee and that was perfect!

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  5. Happy Mother’s Day, Linda. I hope it is a lovely one!

    I recently saw a friend post pictures of lamps she makes with old strainers as lamp shades.

    Nice use of the prompt, too.

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  6. Three bites? You go, you rebel!

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  7. My wife just sighed at the thought of the old strainers that worked. I think I should check out a few antique shops for one of those.

    Happy Mother’s Day Linda. Thank you for SoCS and your other prompts. Enjoy breakfast.

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  8. Happy mothers day, Linda. I made a box of different shortbread cookies for my mom, aunt and granny. Michael helped me.

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  9. Hope you get your brekkie in bed!

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  10. I certainly hope you got breakfast in bed. Happy mother’s day. Great post often the old things with heart are the best.💜💞

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