Friday, October 30, 2015

Bacon Bacon Bacon

Today, I am excited to join a community of writers. A one-word prompt and five minutes. Now, what in the world to do with this:  BACON!

I read the word 'bacon' on the page and my mind goes right to that commercial with the low-camera following a dog on his way through a spotless, gleaming kitchen.

"I smell bacon..." The voiceover is an adolescent, voice-just-changed, emphasis-on-the-BAcon. And the dog's front paws slide out sideways as his rear end tries to keep up with the nose in the air and the tail wag. Excitement on both ends.

"Bacon, bacon, BAcon...." Voiceover enthusiasm intensifies until he finally gets his treat. His bacon-flavored treat. From loving hands in that gleaming kitchen.

Yup! Our family does the commercial every time we cook up some bacon. Which really isn't very often, but special, just the same. I'm smiling just thinking about my daughter, with her little bit of a Down syndrome accent...

"Mom! Bacon bacon BAcon!!" And she literally breaks into peals of laughter.

"It's my favorite."  Yup. Of course it is. Because EVERYTHING is her favorite!

Ya know, I wondered how this would work. Five minutes and bacon. How the words could somehow turn a 'pig's ear' into a silk purse....  (you know....)

Well, maybe it's not a silk purse, but I'm smiling, and it's early early. And these moments, these simple things, these uncomplicated memories are precious.

Aren't they?

My heart is not proud, Lord,
my eyes are not haughty;
I do not concern myself with great matters
or things too wonderful for me.
But I have calmed and quieted myself,
I am like a weaned child with its mother;
like a weaned child I am content.
Israel, put your hope in the Lord
both now and forevermore.
Psalm 131 (NIV)

So thank you, Five-Minute Friday community. Thank you for choosing this yummy word today.


  1. Hello there, Dropping in from FMF. Loved "Well, maybe it's not a silk purse, but I'm smiling, and it's early early. And these moments, these simple things, these uncomplicated memories are precious." Because it is so true....When it truly matters its the uncomplicated memories that stand out the most and carry us through the hardest places...Blessings.

    1. Hi Ariete - Sometimes I think we expect too much out of life - too much drama and excitement, maybe too much 'success' as represented by the 'keeping up with the Jones' thing. I hope I am learning to sit back a little, relax, and enjoy the simple things. Like Bacon, right? I'm glad we were neighbors again! Have a great weekend.

  2. Replies
    1. Hi Cathy - I just went to a 'Hail and Farewell' ceremony for my husband's Sergeant Major - and one of the 'data points' in one of the speeches, was that in 1984, when this particular gentlemen first joined the army, the slogan of the year was "Where's the beef!" I remember that commercial, smiling, just as I love to hear the 'bacon bacon BAcon!'. Still smiling. I'm glad it was contagious today! Thanks for visiting.

  3. Smiling here too. And that commercial always makes me laugh. I can picture your sweet daughter singing those words about bacon. I'm parked over in the #2 spot.

    1. Thanks, Tara, and thank you for being such a faithful reader here. Today was kind of fun, wasn't it? I hope you enjoy your weekend. Hugs.

  4. Re one of your replies above, Janet...the best kind of Hail and Farewell is one in which both brig and sick bay are full thereafter, and the station goes on lockdown.

    I remember the BACON! commercial well; it's par for the course in this house of 21 inside dogs, when any food makes its appearance. We have Pit Bulls who eat watermelon.

    #1 at FMF this week

    1. Oh my Goodness! Twenty-one dogs! I'm boggled at the thought of HOW MUCH food must have to make an appearance! We're in the process of renovating a home on five acres and I let our two off the leash for a little - I think we're going to have to work on "Come" just a tad bit more - but it was way too much fun to see them romp. Especially the older one.

      Thanks for the visit - it's always nice to read your comments -

  5. That commercial is exactly what came to my mind first thing when I read the prompt for this week. Ha! Loved it. Yours sounds like the perfect memory. So sweet.

    1. Hi Lynette
      Sometimes you just have to go with first thoughts, right? Lol. There are a couple of other 'linguistic triggers' that will send us both into fits of laughter... my poor husband thinks we're nuts but he puts up with it. Thanks for your visit and your comment - they are both appreciated.

  6. That's exactly what I thought of too!! BACON, BACON, BACON!!! Love your thoughts on a greasy, delicious treat ♥

    1. You are TOO funny! Thanks for the smile this morning... now it's going through my head all over again! Greasy, delicious treat, indeed!


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