In a previous post, I wrote about memories of my father, specifically the kinds of food he used to buy when grocery shopping.
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Now let’s see how that family memory — from memory to memoir to creative fiction — played out in Jigsaw Jones #28: The Case of the Food Fight.
Note: Growing up, we always had to help our father bring in the packages. It was one of the few rules I can remember. This scene, from chapter 1, picks up at that point. The Jones boys, Daniel, Nick, and Jigsaw, hauling in the shopping bags. I’ll let Jigsaw pull the thread from here . . .
My mom buys healthy things, food that is good for us. If that sounds boring, you should try eating it. But sometimes my dad shops. He buys stuff that my mother would never touch.
Dad, you see, has a sweet tooth.
A big one.
We might not have liked carrying the heavy bags, but we liked checking out all the tasty treats.
“Wow,” Nick said. “This cereal is totally awesome. It’s mini chocolate chip cookies . . .”
“. . . that are frosted with sugar!” Daniel exclaimed.
“And they come with rainbow-colored marshmallows!” I cheered.
“Hey, look at this,” Daniel gushed. “A whole bag of Snickers bars!”
“That stuff’s expensive,” my father said. “So take it easy, boys. Prices are going through the roof.”
“Sure, Dad, whatever,” Nick said. “Now let’s chow down on some of this junk food before Mom gets back from her trip.”
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