This weeks prompt is ‘business’. Lillie McFerrin, thank you. I couldn’t leave the story of Gertie’s dinner just hanging, so here is another episode in the saga. The first and second parts are a fun read before you go on.
Gertie heard the rumor about Jim, and taking full responsibility for it, went about the business of making amends by baking her famous mile high apple pie for him in lieu of the dessert he missed.
The pie laden with extra apples, butter, sugar and spices and assembled in Gertie’s special flaky crust was in the oven when the doorbell rang.
Helen, her daughter, had brought a plate of still warm scones and the two sat over coffee discussing Gertie’s now famous dinner and her plans for the pie.
When the pie was out of the oven, Gertie decided to deliver the it while it was still hot, leaving Helen to clean up the kitchen.
It was typical that Helen would volunteer to help her mom, and as she began to clear the counter, she wondered why there was a spice bottle sitting there that said chili pepper.