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  1. zxcvbob

    zxcvbob Guest

    The 5 pounds of sausages I ordered from Green's Sausage House in
    Zabcikville, Texas arrived today!

    Warning: Long disjointed story ahead, but it all ties together eventually.

    Before moving to Minnesota, I used to live in Temple, Texas (about 15
    miles from the tiny little town of Zabcikville.)

    Green's is the local Czech grocery store/restaurant/bakery/butcher shop
    in Zabcikville. We would occasionally drive out there for the best
    kolaches in Texas -- perhaps the best in the world. After we moved to
    Minnesota, my brother in Houston once drove all the way to Zabcikville
    (about 350 miles round trip) just to buy one of Green's country hams.

    In July of this year, DD and I took a 5000+ mile road trip; we went to
    Houston to visit with grandparents, then all over the Great Southwest.
    We saw the Rocky Mountains, Grand Canyon, southern Utah national parks,
    and Yellowstone. On the way from Houston to Colorado, we stopped in
    Zabcikville and got ate some fresh kolaches and bought some sausages for
    the trip. We also stopped in Temple and I showed DD the house where we
    lived when she was a baby and where DD's big sister that she doesn't
    really remember had lived until she died at the age of 3.

    The sausages were really good, and a kind I had never had before. They
    were about 6" links, fully cooked, with tiny cubes of jalapeno jack
    cheese mixed in. I only bought a pound of them, and that plus a loaf of
    bread is about all we ate for several days.

    After we got back home, I was talking to my dad about the trip and I
    mentioned that we'd stopped at Green's and ate kolaches and bought some
    sausages for the trip. He asked if we got the wieners, you know, those
    really good wieners that the sell. Whenever anyone mentions Green's he
    goes on and on about the great wieners there.

    [jump ahead about 4 or 5 months]

    I was trying to figure out what to get my parents from Christmas, and it
    dawned on me. I'll get them a ham from Green's! I mentioned it to Wife
    and to DD and they both thought it was a good idea -- but later DD (who
    has a lot more sense than I do sometimes) said that a ham is nice gift,
    but not really a good *surprise* gift, in case they had plans already
    for Christmas and/or New Years dinner. So I called my dad and asked if
    it would be OK if I bought them a ham from Green's and had it shipped to
    them. He said, "you don't have to do that, we were thinking about
    driving out to Temple and buying a ham" (My dad *hates* to drive; is
    almost phobic about it since he retired because the traffic was so bad
    for his long commute when he was working) Then he started going on and
    on about the wieners again. Eventually we got back to the ham, and he
    agreed that I could buy him a ham. I asked what size and he said
    "Medium. They'll know what size I want." We talked about other things,
    and at the end of the call he wanted to make sure that I was getting him
    a ham -- otherwise he was gonna have to go get one, but he didn't want
    to accidently end up with two.

    Last week I called Green's and asked about the hams. They pretty much
    just have one size; they don't sell half hams, just whole ones, maybe 16
    pounds (but that makes it easy, you don't have to decide between a shank
    and a butt.) I told them to pick a smaller one because a whole ham was
    a lot for 3 people. I also told him to send a couple of pounds of those
    wieners (Mr. Green know which ones I was talking about), and a couple of
    pounds of the jalapeno picnic links that DD and I had gotten on our
    journey. Then I ordered 3 pounds of the picnic links and 2 pounds of
    the wieners for myself. Did I mention that they just got here today?
    They taste just like camping in southern Colorado.

    Best regards,
    Bob
     
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  2. Ophelia

    Ophelia Guest

    "zxcvbob" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]
    > The 5 pounds of sausages I ordered from Green's Sausage House in
    > Zabcikville, Texas arrived today!
    >
    > Warning: Long disjointed story ahead, but it all ties together
    > eventually.
    >
    > Before moving to Minnesota, I used to live in Temple, Texas (about 15
    > miles from the tiny little town of Zabcikville.)
    >
    > Green's is the local Czech grocery store/restaurant/bakery/butcher
    > shop in Zabcikville. We would occasionally drive out there for the
    > best kolaches in Texas -- perhaps the best in the world. After we
    > moved to Minnesota, my brother in Houston once drove all the way to
    > Zabcikville (about 350 miles round trip) just to buy one of Green's
    > country hams.
    >
    > In July of this year, DD and I took a 5000+ mile road trip; we went to
    > Houston to visit with grandparents, then all over the Great Southwest.
    > We saw the Rocky Mountains, Grand Canyon, southern Utah national
    > parks, and Yellowstone. On the way from Houston to Colorado, we
    > stopped in Zabcikville and got ate some fresh kolaches and bought some
    > sausages for the trip. We also stopped in Temple and I showed DD the
    > house where we lived when she was a baby and where DD's big sister
    > that she doesn't really remember had lived until she died at the age
    > of 3.
    >
    > The sausages were really good, and a kind I had never had before.
    > They were about 6" links, fully cooked, with tiny cubes of jalapeno
    > jack cheese mixed in. I only bought a pound of them, and that plus a
    > loaf of bread is about all we ate for several days.
    >
    > After we got back home, I was talking to my dad about the trip and I
    > mentioned that we'd stopped at Green's and ate kolaches and bought
    > some sausages for the trip. He asked if we got the wieners, you know,
    > those really good wieners that the sell. Whenever anyone mentions
    > Green's he goes on and on about the great wieners there.
    >
    > [jump ahead about 4 or 5 months]
    >
    > I was trying to figure out what to get my parents from Christmas, and
    > it dawned on me. I'll get them a ham from Green's! I mentioned it to
    > Wife and to DD and they both thought it was a good idea -- but later
    > DD (who has a lot more sense than I do sometimes) said that a ham is
    > nice gift, but not really a good *surprise* gift, in case they had
    > plans already for Christmas and/or New Years dinner. So I called my
    > dad and asked if it would be OK if I bought them a ham from Green's
    > and had it shipped to them. He said, "you don't have to do that, we
    > were thinking about driving out to Temple and buying a ham" (My dad
    > *hates* to drive; is almost phobic about it since he retired because
    > the traffic was so bad for his long commute when he was working) Then
    > he started going on and on about the wieners again. Eventually we got
    > back to the ham, and he agreed that I could buy him a ham. I asked
    > what size and he said "Medium. They'll know what size I want." We
    > talked about other things, and at the end of the call he wanted to
    > make sure that I was getting him a ham -- otherwise he was gonna have
    > to go get one, but he didn't want to accidently end up with two.
    >
    > Last week I called Green's and asked about the hams. They pretty much
    > just have one size; they don't sell half hams, just whole ones, maybe
    > 16 pounds (but that makes it easy, you don't have to decide between a
    > shank and a butt.) I told them to pick a smaller one because a whole
    > ham was a lot for 3 people. I also told him to send a couple of
    > pounds of those wieners (Mr. Green know which ones I was talking
    > about), and a couple of pounds of the jalapeno picnic links that DD
    > and I had gotten on our journey. Then I ordered 3 pounds of the
    > picnic links and 2 pounds of the wieners for myself. Did I mention
    > that they just got here today? They taste just like camping in
    > southern Colorado.


    I loved your story:) Thank you for sharing:)
     
  3. Syssi

    Syssi Guest

    "zxcvbob" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]
    > The 5 pounds of sausages I ordered from Green's Sausage House in
    > Zabcikville, Texas arrived today!
    >

    <snip>

    > Last week I called Green's and asked about the hams. They pretty much
    > just have one size; they don't sell half hams, just whole ones, maybe 16
    > pounds (but that makes it easy, you don't have to decide between a shank
    > and a butt.) I told them to pick a smaller one because a whole ham was a
    > lot for 3 people. I also told him to send a couple of pounds of those
    > wieners (Mr. Green know which ones I was talking about), and a couple of
    > pounds of the jalapeno picnic links that DD and I had gotten on our
    > journey. Then I ordered 3 pounds of the picnic links and 2 pounds of the
    > wieners for myself. Did I mention that they just got here today? They
    > taste just like camping in southern Colorado.
    >
    > Best regards,
    > Bob

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    Bob!!! Ahem. You can't post that without giving us an address, website,
    and or phone #! Please?! It all sounds so wonderful!!


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    Syssi
     
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