Free Lunch

There’s a saying that goes something like this: “There’s no such thing as a free lunch.” I found the contrary to be true when I was sitting on a bar stool at my father-in-law’s, listening to KSBG FM. A guy was reading off what sounded like the local paper’s obituary section. When I said that I’d never heard anything like this, my father-in-law had a smile on his face as if to say how ridiculous he knew it must sound to me.

“Oh, yes,” he said. “All of Jamestown tunes in at 9:30 each morning for this.” He further explained that the idea was to inform the local public, just in case they might know the deceased.

The next piece of information he had to impart about this particular tradition was conveyed with a jovial tone: “Or, just so that the senior citizens can know where to go for a free lunch.” We laughed together on this, with a mutual feeling of the hilarity of it all.

Then he said, “No, seriously. They give out free lunches at these things.”

(Note from GrammaMomma: I received this in the mail today from Laura, so typed it up for you to read.)

2 Responses to “Free Lunch”

  1. Marylin says:

    Aww bless! What a cute story. :)

    Wishing you all well. ((hugs))

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