Artichokes and a Crazy Lady
I’ve been really digging artichokes lately. I had never had one until I moved out here. I was dating a woman in Cannon Beach nearly 20 years ago. She was a foodie and she invited me over for dinner one night, yes that was back when I would eat in front of people. She prepared artichokes as an appetizer. She said with a nervous giggle in her voice, “Artichokes are a good excuse to eat butter.”
I found out last year that she has since passed away, but every time I have an artichoke I think fondly of her and I can her voice singing her small proclamation of the dairy industry and a couple spoons of melted butter. I miss you G. You were some crazy woman and a challenge to be close to, but you made me laugh.