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Old 11-11-2014, 08:37 PM   #26545
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Isn't that a poem? Reflections on a Jerusalem Artichoke Pickle....
Or was it a watermelon pickle...

Reflections on a Gift of Watermelon Pickle Received from a Friend Called Felicity

During that summer
When unicorns were still possible;
When the purpose of knees*
Was to be skinned;
When shiny horse chestnuts
****(Hollowed out
****Fitted with straws
****Crammed with tobacco
****Stolen from butts
****In family ashtrays)
Were puffed in green lizard silence
While straddling thick branches
Far above and away
From the softening effects
Of civilization;

During that summeró
Which may never have been at all;
But which has become more real
Than the one that wasó
Watermelons ruled.

Thick imperial slices*
Melting frigidly on sun-parched tongues
Dribbling from chins;
Leaving the best part,
The black bullet seeds,
To be spit out in rapid fire
Against the wall
Against the wind
Against each other;

And when the ammunition was spent,
There was always another bite:
It was a summer of limitless bites,
Of hungers quickly felt*
And quickly forgotten
With the next careless gorging.

The bites are fewer now.
Each one is savored lingeringly,
Swallowed reluctantly.

But in a jar put up by Felicity,
The summer which maybe never was
Has been captured and preserved.
And when we unscrew the lid
And slice off a piece
And let it linger on our tongue:
Unicorns become possible again.

John Tobias
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Old 11-11-2014, 08:44 PM   #26546
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Jerusalem artichokes make the bestest, crispest pickles I've ever eaten. My VA landlady made them, and I've lost the recipe she gave me. 😥

Hmmmm dont remember how we ate them... Pickles? Sounds good....



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Old 11-11-2014, 08:48 PM   #26547
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Hmmmm dont remember how we ate them... Pickles? Sounds good....


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I think they're used to stretch or enhance mashed potatoes. Depends on your perception of the potatoe and / or the J-artichoke...
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Old 11-11-2014, 08:55 PM   #26548
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Or was it a watermelon pickle...

Reflections on a Gift of Watermelon Pickle Received from a Friend Called Felicity

During that summer
When unicorns were still possible;
When the purpose of knees*
Was to be skinned;
When shiny horse chestnuts
****(Hollowed out
****Fitted with straws
****Crammed with tobacco
****Stolen from butts
****In family ashtrays)
Were puffed in green lizard silence
While straddling thick branches
Far above and away
From the softening effects
Of civilization;

During that summeró
Which may never have been at all;
But which has become more real
Than the one that wasó
Watermelons ruled.

Thick imperial slices*
Melting frigidly on sun-parched tongues
Dribbling from chins;
Leaving the best part,
The black bullet seeds,
To be spit out in rapid fire
Against the wall
Against the wind
Against each other;

And when the ammunition was spent,
There was always another bite:
It was a summer of limitless bites,
Of hungers quickly felt*
And quickly forgotten
With the next careless gorging.

The bites are fewer now.
Each one is savored lingeringly,
Swallowed reluctantly.

But in a jar put up by Felicity,
The summer which maybe never was
Has been captured and preserved.
And when we unscrew the lid
And slice off a piece
And let it linger on our tongue:
Unicorns become possible again.

John Tobias

Steve... Was this ever in a movie? I remember the book, green cover, pink edged pages, but cant find if it was... Seems like it was quoted in Fried Green Tomatoes.....



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Old 11-11-2014, 08:57 PM   #26549
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Don't forget 3-D printing, Barb! Computer generated images that you can pick up and hold. 😃
And not just for holding! How about eating it? Check out this website, interesting
All the Food That's Fit to 3D Print, From Chocolates to Pizza - Businessweek

Actually, NASA & the military is working on a 3-D food printing process for all of the meals....

In Germany, they are using the 3-D food printer in their nursing homes..
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Steve... Was this ever in a movie? I remember the book, green cover, pink edged pages, but cant find if it was... Seems like it was quoted in Fried Green Tomatoes.....


Diane toftSFM#64....... (The Original Fast Talking Sliding Finger Mutant) and is retired, duh!
Ya know... I think I saw FGT one time and it didn't stick. But something about the poem, perhaps everything about it, made it stick...
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Old 11-11-2014, 09:30 PM   #26551
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Brrrr. We just went out to blow the water lines and turn a heater on in Honey... supposed to get down to 15 degrees F tonight....can't have her freezing up and busting something before Thursday!
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Yupper, Spock borrowed me his tri-corder so they are all on file!!
LOL oh the memories...
We used to have a full sized van... appropriately called voyager... back when I had a motorola star tac phone which was a flip phone looked like a communicator and also a Palm III which looked like a tricorder.... Kids gave their trekky mom a hard time about it... never did get the red/black seat covers to go with the theme.... but had thought about it. That was back in the day before the blackberries and smart phones.
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Dang!
You folks accentuate the STM in RVM. Sheesh!
So don't stop!

Here is a special post for Tim and Jeff. Boys, you be in da wrong State!
http://www.outdoorlife.com/photos/ga...buck-minnesota
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And not just for holding! How about eating it? Check out this website, interesting

All the Food That's Fit to 3D Print, From Chocolates to Pizza - Businessweek



Actually, NASA & the military is working on a 3-D food printing process for all of the meals....



In Germany, they are using the 3-D food printer in their nursing homes..

Just off the top of my head, do they taste like plastic ... Or C-rations ... Or MREs?

Now I'll go check out your link!
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Marty - 15 is cooolllld....
We will probably be around 30 in the morning. Good day to leave town... Good Job taking care of Honey!!

BTW - how r dem ducks...
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And not just for holding! How about eating it? Check out this website, interesting

All the Food That's Fit to 3D Print, From Chocolates to Pizza - Businessweek



Actually, NASA & the military is working on a 3-D food printing process for all of the meals....



In Germany, they are using the 3-D food printer in their nursing homes..

OMG! I had no idea! That/they/those are mind boggling. See? I'm stuttering in my amazement.
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Or was it a watermelon pickle...

Reflections on a Gift of Watermelon Pickle Received from a Friend Called Felicity

During that summer
When unicorns were still possible;
When the purpose of knees*
Was to be skinned;
When shiny horse chestnuts
****(Hollowed out
****Fitted with straws
****Crammed with tobacco
****Stolen from butts
****In family ashtrays)
Were puffed in green lizard silence
While straddling thick branches
Far above and away
From the softening effects
Of civilization;

During that summeró
Which may never have been at all;
But which has become more real
Than the one that wasó
Watermelons ruled.

Thick imperial slices*
Melting frigidly on sun-parched tongues
Dribbling from chins;
Leaving the best part,
The black bullet seeds,
To be spit out in rapid fire
Against the wall
Against the wind
Against each other;

And when the ammunition was spent,
There was always another bite:
It was a summer of limitless bites,
Of hungers quickly felt*
And quickly forgotten
With the next careless gorging.

The bites are fewer now.
Each one is savored lingeringly,
Swallowed reluctantly.

But in a jar put up by Felicity,
The summer which maybe never was
Has been captured and preserved.
And when we unscrew the lid
And slice off a piece
And let it linger on our tongue:
Unicorns become possible again.

John Tobias

Amazing, wonderful words. Thanks for that. May unicorns dance in your dreams tonight!
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