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Fran Crimi
01-12-2006, 08:44 PM
ITALIAN COOKIES

For all the Italians out there, or those who are lucky enough to be married to an Italian, or even to be friends of Italians. . .

An elderly Italian man lay dying in his bed. While suffering the agonies of impending death, he suddenly smelled the aroma of his favorite Italian anisette sprinkle cookies wafting up the stairs.

Gathering his remaining strength, he lifted himself from the bed. Leaning against the wall, he slowly made his way out of the bedroom, and with even greater effort, gripping the railing with both hands, he crawled downstairs.

Mustering one great final effort, he threw himself towards the table, landing on his knees in a crumpled posture. His parched lips parted, the wondrous taste of the cookie was already in his mouth, seemingly bringing him back to life. The aged and withered hand trembled on its way to a cookie at the edge of the table, when it was suddenly smacked with a spatula by his wife.....

"Back off!" she said, "They're for the funeral."

Gayle in MD
01-12-2006, 10:39 PM
AH ha ha ha ha...good one Fran, I can just see my italian Grand Mother doing that, too.

How's it going, anyway,

Gayle in Md. Ready for Coffee??