Three Little Words #1LinerWeds

My grandfather was a hearty trencherman (in the sense of one who enjoys good food), so it’s no surprise what his favorite phrase was.

He said he was always happy to hear those three little words that mean so much, said at the end of a meal:

Keep your fork.

Meaning: Dessert is on the way.

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 a meal.



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 “Three Little Words #1LinerWeds

  1. Mitchell Allen

    December 18, 2019 at 7:44am

    That reminds me of the 4 pre-meal words of equal import: “Save room for dessert!”



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      Marian Allen

      December 18, 2019 at 8:44am

      Yeaahhhh! Begin the meal with those four, and finish it with Grandpa’s three. 😀

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      Marian Allen

      December 18, 2019 at 1:12pm

      I prefer a new one, but that’s not how I was raised. (I know — it should be “reared”, but saying reared is not how I was raised. LOL

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  2. Alicia Butcher Ehrhardt

    December 18, 2019 at 7:52pm

    They’ll bring you a new one here, or supply a spoon for the ice cream, but you may have to wait until your server gets to it – much better to think of these details before you need them!

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  3. Deborah

    December 20, 2019 at 10:46am

    I like those words too, but we usually get a clean fork or spoon for it.

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      Marian Allen

      December 20, 2019 at 10:55am

      I issue clean ones, too. Then Charlie says, “Pretty clear which one of us does the dishes.” (He does.)

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