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June 29, 2010 / Meg

The Good Napkins

Have you heard this story?  So cute!

My mother  taught me to read when I was four years old (her first mistake).

One day,  I was in the bathroom and noticed one of the cabinet doors was ajar. I read  the box in the cabinet. I then asked my mother why she was keeping ”napkins’  in the bathroom. Didn’t they belong in the  kitchen?

Not wanting to burden me with unnecessary facts, she told me that those were for  ‘special occasions’ (her second mistake).

Now fast forward a few months….It’s Thanksgiving Day, and my folks are leaving to  pick up my uncle and his wife for dinner. Mom had assignments for all of us while they were gone. Mine was to set the table.

When they  returned, my uncle came in first and immediately burst into laughter. Next  came his wife who gasped, then began giggling. Next came my father, who roared  with laughter. Then came Mom, who almost died of embarrassment when she saw  each place setting on the table with a ‘special occasion’ Kotex napkin at each  plate, with the fork carefully arranged on top. I had even tucked the little tail in so they didn’t hang off the edge!!

My mother  asked me why I used these and, of course, my response sent the other adults  into further fits of laughter.

‘But, Mom, you said they were for special occasions!!!’

Hahaha I love it.  Sounds like something I would have done when I was a kid!



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  1. Sara / Jun 29 2010 3:04 pm


  2. Erica / Jun 29 2010 3:39 pm

    That sounds like something you would do now, silly…. lol

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