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Questions answered- dubious_one - Cereal

what's your favorite breakfast cereal?

I’ve had the same three staple cereals for many years. I love a sweet cereal. Captain Crunch Berries are my favorite without a doubt. I think a lot of it has to do with all the fond memories of sitting in the sunshine while eating the cereal straight from the box as a kid. One of my other favorites is Fruity Pebbles, I used to eat so many that it felt like I had used sand paper in my mouth. I also love Grape-nuts... Of course I always eat this with milk and a ton of sugar. When I was younger I think my bowl of grape-nuts would resemble something Little Crissy from Pecker would eat.

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Apr. 8th, 2005 11:29 pm (UTC)
eating the cereal straight from the box as a kid

I used to that with Fruit Loops. :)
Apr. 9th, 2005 04:58 am (UTC)
I grew up in a family that enjoyed practical jokes. I remember an April 1st once when one of my brothers replaced Grape Nuts with some pet food. My father often had Grape Nuts for breakfast.

His father before him, who had been a doctor, once played a trick on his children. He announced a contest to see who could eat their prunes the fastest. Unbeknownst to the children, he had placed small balls of cotton soaked with Nux Vomica inside the prunes.
Apr. 13th, 2005 06:03 am (UTC)
I remember you telling me this story when I came to visit, your grandfather is a evil, evil, but funny man.
Apr. 13th, 2005 06:33 am (UTC)
Sorry to repeat myself. That story just stayed with me and I forget to whom I tell it.
To see pictures of him you wouldn't know he was that funny. He died when I was around 8 or 9. I remember being picked up so that I could see him lying in his coffin. Not sure 8 year olds should see such things but there it is.

He was a truly remarkable man, however. He was pretty much responsible for single handedly electrifying the town where in they lived. I think he had a lot to do with getting the first phone system in too. No doubt because it would aid him in his capacity as the local physician. He got around in a horse drawn carriage.

My father remembers the time when my grandfather was called in to put together the body of a man who had been murdered and cut up into pieces.

One of the things that piques my imagination is that his father was a teacher in Murphys, California (I trust that you know where that is). I suspect he may have come out with the gold rush but i'm not sure. He sent my grandfather to the east coast to attend medical school. Not sure of the date he went east but my brother has a panoramic sepia tone photo of my grandfather's medical brigade shot in Europe during WWI (it's about 4' long) and my father was born in 1910.

In spite of the practical jokes, the Puritan ethic ran deep in that side of the family and colored my own upbringing, unfortunately.

Sorry to have gone on for so long.
Apr. 13th, 2005 06:50 am (UTC)
No, it was good to hear the story again, as it refreshed my memory of it. We talked about so many things that have now been lost, it's good to have a few of them easily accessible again. Plus it's damn funny. your grandfather sounds remarkable. I think people were able to do/be more back then, of course life was also a lot harder. My grandfather was born in 1908 in San Francisco above a market that has been turned into home. He moved with his parents to a little town in the California/Arizona desert where he worked as a telegraph operator... he was 5 years old at the time! We have a newspaper article that claims he was the worlds youngest telegraph operator.

Unfortunately I have no idea where Murphys is, I've never heard of it. Is it still a town or was it a ghost town. I love ghost towns for some reason. I list Kelso as an interest in my profile and was surprised that other people did too. I was unfamiliar with "that 70's show" and didn't realize there was a character named after the town that was abandoned in the 1980's... so I guess he wasn't named after the town. Ahh, who cares. the point is, the town is relatively newly abandoned and if you go there and walk into the houses there is still furniture, the school still has kids artwork up on the walls. It's really creepy in a Stephen King's the stand sort of way!

It was cool to hear about your grandfather. Thank you. Now go to bed you are up way past your bedtime!
Apr. 13th, 2005 07:16 am (UTC)
Murphys is east of San Francisco somewhat near Angels Camp. I guess that would put it in the Sierras but I'm not sure. I'm thinking it was a mining town.

If you ever saw The Other, the movie based on the book by Tom Tryon, Murphys is where it was shot. It may be a ghost town but if it is it's one of the touristy kind. My folks visited some years ago. Somewhere there was a ledger or some such with my great-grandfather's name in it.

And I'm still up past my bedtime.
Apr. 9th, 2005 07:17 am (UTC)
i have to go with the fruit loops and frosted shredded mini wheats.
Apr. 9th, 2005 01:49 pm (UTC)
Cereal Sundae
I start with bran flakes on the bottom. Then slice half os a banana. Then I put frosted Cheerios on top. The have 2 percent milk and soy milk.



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