100 Days Project

Marie: And yet another story!

It seems to be a trait of the elderly to tell stories and often repeat the same stories. As our family has a major Reunion in February 2015 I will tell a family story each day and NOT repeat it for 100 days. I will use christian names from our earlier generations as pseudonyms.

And it happened again!  This time Ailsa and I decided to make custard while Mum was out leaving us in charge.  So we got the milk and the cornflour (which we always put in the custard, we knew that much) and the sugar and started boiling it up.  We knew to keep stirring so it wouldn't stick to the bottom and burn.  Well, we stirred and stirred and could not understand why it wouldn't go YELLOW this time. So after a long time we two slow learners tipped it out into the paddock for the dog to lick up and tried again.  Oh no!  It still wouldn't turn yellow so being very secretive kids we tipped that out also. Then we washed the pot and utensils and put them all away like little innocents!   When we started hinting at Mum as to how to make custard yellow she showed us the white packet (cornflour) and the CUSTARD packet and then we knew we hadn't put in the custard and at this moment I wonder if we were old enough to even read at that stage!

Day 59:

59) What's this colour thing?