The Best We’ve Ever Had

I don’t know when the tradition started, but it began sometime after I learned to enjoy eating spaghetti. I was a picky child regarding food and couldn’t stand the smell of spaghetti sauce (or so I thought). However, there were times when that was the only item served as a meal so I learned to eat spaghetti by holding my nose. Once I learned to appreciate the taste, spaghetti became more and more delicious to the point that every time we had it as a family meal, we always commented, “That was the best we’ve ever had.” Once when I was visiting my brother and sister-in-law in Perry, GA. Terry made spaghetti knowing how much I enjoy it. However, she substituted turkey meat for the usual meat. The spaghetti was good but not quite up to par, and I finished my meal and said only “Thank you. That was delicious.” My brother told me later that Terry’s feelings were hurt because I didn’t say, “That was the best we ever had.” I would never want to hurt my sister-in-law’s feeling so you’d better believe that I will never have spaghetti at my brother’s home without complimenting the “chef” by saying….well, you know what.


About bobosbest

I am an 80-year-old retired English teacher whose writing goals are fulfilled by publishing these blogs. I have a wonderful married partner, Dimitris Tsitsiras, who is from Greece. Life is good and still an adventure.
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