Grandpa Plate #1LinerWeds

Well, the Days Of Forced Consumption are over for another year, and I hope everybody bought stock in antacids. I did well: I tend to browse, although too many good desserts are my caloric downfall.

Some people load up on one or two things, and then founder when they try to do a second plate. Amateurs.

I learned from my grandpa. When he got to where he couldn’t do a buffet line because he couldn’t safely balance himself and a plate, we would sit him down and ask the question he loved to hear, “What can I get you?”

His answer became the basis for The Grandpa Plate which I fill for myself now:

I’ll have a little bit of everything.

This post is part of Linda G. Hill’s weekly blog hop, One-Liner Wednesday. If you have a one-liner or just like them, follow the link.

A WRITING PROMPT FROM ME TO YOU: Write about someone at a self-serve who can no longer self-serve.



I was born in Louisville, Kentucky, but now live in the woods in southern Indiana. Though I only write fiction, I love to read non-fiction. The more I learn about this world, the more fantastic I see it is.

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One thought on “Grandpa Plate #1LinerWeds

  1. Deborah

    December 26, 2018 at 7:34pm

    I am almost that gal. ? Somebody better get me a motorized somethin’ so I can peruse the buffet and pick and choose. My downfall is hating to waste food I know I don’t like or won’t try cause there’s something else on the menu or buffet I know I’ll like better.

    I do like Granpa’s plan though.

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      Marian Allen

      December 27, 2018 at 8:54am

      I hear you on wanting to pick your own foods at a buffet. I’m the same way. There are foods I like, but don’t want to waste the calories on them when there’s a food I LOVE further down the line. 😀

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