Friday, July 16, 2010

Rex Barker here with

Isnt That How It Was Always Done?
A little girl was watching her mother prepare a fish for dinner. Her mother cut the head and tail off the fish and then placed it into a baking pan. The little girl asked her mother why she cut the head and tail off the fish. Her mother thought for a while and then said, "I've always done it that way - that's how Grandma did it."

Not satisfied with the answer, the little girl went to visit her Grandma to find out why she cut the head and tail off the fish before baking it.

Grandma thought for a while and replied, "I don't know. My mother always did it that way."

So the little girl and the Grandma went to visit Great Grandma to find ask if she knew the answer.

Her Great Grandma thought for a while and said, Because, in my day, we had only a small kitchen, and my baking pan was too small to fit in the whole fish.

Reminding you to open up your eyes to new things.


Arkansas Patti said...

Makes you wonder just how many of our "traditions" were originated out of convenience.

Shantanu said...

Yeahh.. we should question all the assumptions. Good one.

KleinsteMotte said...

Now should we believe the old lady? In her day she may not have had a pan at all, just a big round pot. Why ask so many questions? Kids!!! this is a keepre.

Clytie said...

Isn't it funny how we do things without realizing just WHY we do them???

Winifred said...

Children do make you re assess what you do. No bad thing really.

Corinne Rodrigues said...

Nice many lessons to learn from it too! Thanks for sharing, Patty.

Beth Niquette said...

Isn't that the truth! Wow! I really liked this story.