Monday, June 10, 2013
Pie from the Sky One job I had to be new to America was to learn - what is pie. Gary and me walked on Main Street. We saw a sign, "The Lefty Cafe." He said "Let's eat here! The pie is to die for." What food for to die? Inside we sat on a fat long thing at a shiny table. Gary said "This is a diner." I said "But it is dinner, not diner." He said "Well,it's really lunch." "What will you have boys?" a pretty girl asked. "What's good?" Gary asked. "Get the special - hot beef sandwich with mashed potatoes and gravy." "Great!" I said, "I love special food!" We waited for our American lunch drinking very hot coffee in fat cups that Gary said are called - mugs. "What is pie?" I asked. "Don't worry, let it be a surprise and we'll go out back and have pie in the sky for desert." Now I knew something about what is pie, and I love desert, but how could it come from the sky? I heard the Bible said Moses fed the Hebrews manna that showed up in the morning when they walked in the desert for 40 years. It didn't say where the manna came from, maybe it came from the sky? We were still waiting because there were a lot of people for the - lunch. There was a funny little machine at the table. Gary said "Lets put some money in the juke box." What's juke? He did and then pushed some little buttons on there and music came on. Juke - a new word for music. A song said "Work and pray, live on hay, you'll get pie in the sky when you die." What is hay? And I really hoped I wouldn't have to die for pie from the sky. I hoped it was a joke from the juke box. We started eating a very wet plate of bread and meat with brown sauce that Gary said was called gravy. Gary said "Be sure to save some room for desert." A special room for desert! I said "Gary, I don't want to die for what is pie or for anything else. I'm only 25 and I came here so I wouldn't have to die. You know what it was like there." Gary said "Don't worry, die is just a word that rhymes with pie. You don't have to die, it is just an expression. What is rhymes, what is expression? We paid for our lunch and Gary took us out the back door. We went up some yellow stairs. At the top was a sign "Pie in the Sky Cafe." Inside the top of the room was blue with clouds and there were a lot of glass boxes with deserts inside. We walked over to one of them and Gary said "Welcome to America - this is PIE!" He pointed to lemon pie, - cherry, apple, chocolate pie and some other kinds, I pointed to the cherry pie that looked pretty. A nice lady said why not sit outside? A young girl brought pie to us. I found out I love pie. And it is great to get it from the Sky - Cafe.