Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Trash to Treasure - A Dinner Party

My friend, Diane at A Picture is Worth A Thousand... hosts Trash to Treasure. She's a creative and crafty lady. She finds what someone thinks is not worth much and tweaks it a bit to create a thing of beauty and value for her home. If you'd like to join in the fun, click on the link.

With Diane's permission, I'm stretching the idea of trash to treasure as I am neither creative nor crafty, so please bear with me. I'm offering what some people may think is TRASH and hopefully, after you've inspected, you'll agree that it's TREASURE.

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A group of country friends from the church wanted to get together on a regular basis to socialize and play games. The lady of the house was to prepare and serve the meal.

When it came time for Al and Janet to be the hosts, Janet, who is a crafty type, wanted to outdo all the others. She decided to have mushroom-smothered steak, but since mushrooms are expensive, she told her husband, "No mushrooms. They are too high."

He said, "Why don't you go down in the pasture and pick some of those mushrooms? There are plenty in the creek bed."

She said, "No, some wild mushrooms are poisonous."

He said, "Well, I see varmints eating them, and they're okay."

So, Janet decided to give it a try. She picked a bunch, washed, sliced, and diced them for her smothered steaks. Then she went out on the back porch and gave Ole Spot (the yard dog) a double hand full.

Ole Spot ate every bite. All morning long, Janet watched Ole Spot, and the wild mushrooms didn't seem to affect him, so she decided to use them.

The meal was a great success. Janet had talked a lady from town into helping her serve. The lady even had on a white apron and a fancy little cap on her head.

After everyone had finished, they relaxed, socialized, and played Phase Ten and Mexican train dominoes. About then, the helper lady, came in and whispered in Janet's ear, "Ole Spot just died."

Janet tried not to lose control. She excused herself and called the doctor to report what happened.

The doctor said, "That's bad, but I think we can take care of it. I will call for an ambulance and I will be there as quick as possible. We'll give everyone enemas and we will pump out everyone's stomach. Everything will be fine. Just keep them calm."

Soon they could hear the siren as the ambulance was coming down the road. The EMTs and the doctor had their suitcases, syringes, and a stomach pump. One by one, they took each person into the bathroom, gave them an enema, and pumped out their stomach. After the last one was finished, the doctor came out and said, "I think everything will be fine now." Then he left.

They were all looking pretty weak sitting around the living room, and about this time, the helper lady came in and said, "You know, that fellow that ran over Ole Spot never even stopped!"

Now, I ask you, were those mushrooms TRASH or TREASURE?

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38 comments:

April said...

Sally,

That is just too good! I will for sure have to share that one! Have a great day on "Trash to Treasure Tuesday"!

Kathleen said...

It's great to start the day with a good laugh. Glad I wasn't at that dinner party, Yikes
Kathleen

~♥~ Monica S said...

HAhahhaha!! OMG that was funny and sad at the same time... Poor old lady having made that dinner!!! I am sure she'd wished she had spent a few dollars extra to go buy mushrooms!! ;-)

Monica

tammy said...

Hilarious!

Happy To Be said...

Too funny girl!! what a great way to start my day..hugs and smiles Gloria

Debbie @ ribbonwoodcottage.blogspot.com said...

Hahahah...I love this. How funny. I couldn't wait to read the punch line I knew it would be good but that was hilarious! Great post.
Blessings,
Debbie

Darlene said...

HAHAHAHA I haven't heard that one before.....gave me a great laugh this morning!

Raxx - A day in the life said...

Oh no! The guest went through an ordeal for nothing! Tje mushrooms were definitely TRASH!!

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Fabulous one, Sally. I hadn't heard it before... I am just smiling --thinking of all of those enemas. Bet that woman had to move out of town!!!! ha ha

Thanks for the smile this morning. I needed it.
Hugs,
Betsy

Neas Nuttiness said...

I should have known what was coming!
You made me smile today. Thanks Sal.

sara said...

I needed that laugh today! thanks!

Cami @ Creating Myself said...

Oh how funny! Thank you...you kinda had me going there for a minute,

Charli and me said...

Oh my gosh what a vision I have LOL
Could you just imagine!
I am unable to sign in on Mr. Linky for Blue Monday. I don't have a link. I can see the names of the bloggers who have signed up but no link to sign up myself. I am wondering if anyone else has had that problem and what they did to fix it.
I hope you have a great day!

Shimmy Mom said...

Very funny, it reminds me of when they all get their stomachs pumped in the movie Her Alibi because they find the cat dead and don't know if they can trust her.
Have a good day.
*hugs*

Cathy said...

Cute, Sally, thanks for the laugh -

Susie Q said...

You always have such funny storeis sally! : )

LOVED your blue Monday...so pretty.

Love,
Sue

Clif said...

Great story! I loved it!

Belinda said...

hahaha...that is so bad, but so funny! Thanks for the giggle, Sally! :-)

sara said...

I got the book!!!! I am so excited, it looks wonderfu!

Thank you so much!

Judith said...

As I always enjoy reading your blogs I hope you will accept the award which I would like to give you? it is on my judith on sunday blog. Judith

Killlashandra said...

That's hilarious! Goes to show people shouldn't jump to conclusions without all the facts. ;)

jeanne said...

Sally, I really fell for that story. You sure had me going for a minute. It tickled my fancy and made me laugh. Thanks for the fun. I do think they were TRASH.

I'm glad you enjoyed the quiz. I had fun with it too.

Hugs...Jeanne

Raggedy Girl said...

What a great joke. Thanks for sharing.
Roberta Anne

LADY JANES' EMPORIUM said...

They were a treasure...look how many gals are laughing Sal, too FUN!

Dawn said...

That was pretty funny!!!! I found it to be a treasure...that laugh felt good.

take care,
Dawn

Diane said...

Oh good one! I didn't even see it coming either! ☺ Diane

bj said...

OMGosh...Sally....I laughed so hard, way before I got to the end cause, knowing your sense of humor, I KNEW it was going to be so funny...
And, I have to say, I will NEVER look at a mushroom again without thinking of OLE SPOT...
hahahaha, bj

Deare Diary said...

My opinion is that this is a definite TREASURE. I loved it. I also wanted to say thanks again for the great gift I received today from your giveaway "Confetti Cakes for Kids". I can not wait to experiment with some of the recipes and ideas.
Judy

Baba's Blog .. Babies Are Special said...

Hi Sally, I would never eat at her house again...I hate mushrooms too!!! What a cute story... thanks for sharing. Baba

Diane@A Picture is Worth.... said...

Hi Sally,
This is a treasure because it made me laugh out loud! And I needed that tonight!

Thanks for playing along!

Lorrie said...

Sally this is hilarious, it's a treasure for sure because of the laugh value!

Alex said...

Very funny. hahahaha...I love it! :)

laurie @ bargain hunting said...

What a treasure it is! I am laughing so hard, I can barely type! Thanks so much! laurie

Shelia said...

Dear Smily One, I can always count on you for my daily ha has!
I would love for you to be my neighbor. We might get into trouble, though! lol
Be a sweetie,
Shelia :)

The Quintessential Magpie said...

Treasure, definitely treasure, Sally! LOL! Thanks for the laugh.

XO,

Sheila :-)

Justine said...

ROFL! At the beginning, I thought this was a true story, and I'm thinking, "What the hell kind of woman feeds her beloved dog food that might be poisonous?" Heeheeheeeeeeeee

Justine :o )

Jan and Tom's Rose Haven said...

Oh, heavens NO!! LOL!!

Thanks for the visit and lovley comments. I guess my childhood day-dreaming paid off!!! LOL!!

Neabear said...

Oh my gosh!! That was my first reaction. Then I was laughing. This is a new one for me. Too funny!