Subject: A Lucy moment

Date: Sun, 26 Jul 1998 15:59:48 GMT

From: !!! (TarlaStar)

Organization: Little Sisters of the Perpetually Juicy

Newsgroups: alt.slack


When I woke up this morning, The Bearded Guy was gone. After my

shower, I came downstairs, hoping that he was playing the Playstation

and had made coffee. He wasn't...but he DID make coffee. Under the

thermal carafe there was a note, "gone next door to pick grapes."


Our next door neighbor called us last night and asked if we wanted

some grapes. She'd made all the jelly she could, and her daughter had

seen enough grapes for a lifetime, so she wondered if TBG would like

the rest of her grapes for wine. He did.


I'd just poured myself a cup of joe when the dogs started making

"daddy's home" noises. I opened the door to my man carrying a huge tub

of grapes. He hauled 'em in and I asked, "How are you going to get the

juice outta these things?"


He replied, "I thought I'd just freeze them and break down the cell

walls that way."


"You mean you aren't going to stomp them?"


He gave me a look that said I was crazy as a shithouse rat and started

to clean the grapes in the sink. I could see that it was going to take

him most of the day. After a few minutes, I think he saw that too.


I kept reading my newsgroups. After about 10 minutes, he disappeared,

then reappeared with another tub. Then he split the grapes into the

two tubs. "You feel like stomping?" he asked.


Well, I'd hoped that Sr. Jezabel would be my Ethel, but she hadn't

arrived from Ft.Worth yet. I said, "My feet are clean. I just got out

of the shower."


"Get stompin' woman!" he commanded.


So I did.


It was squishy between my toes. The smell was not only grapes, but

green stuff, stems and seeds. It was like mud that pops. It was

fun...and I made a lot of juice. Now it is fermenting and when we get

the wine, there'll be a little Tarla in it. I'm so proud.