Mama Diaries

Saturday, April 27, 2013

Where Jelly Comes From

"Mama," my eight-year-old son said.  "Where does jelly come from?"

Since my brain was a little fried from attempting to write synopsis's for five of my manuscripts, I gave him this brilliant answer:  "Jelly comes from jelly trees.  Four times a year gobs of jelly squirt out and are collected by Keebler elves. (Keebler is a brand of cookies, and elves are their mascot, in case you're not from the USA.)  The elves put the jelly in jars, ship them to your local supermarket, and then you buy it.  Okay?"

Bubba gave me a sideways look.  "Mama, that's not right."

"Why isn't that right?"

"Because Keebler has nothing to do with jelly.  It's Smuckers (a jelly-making company in the USA)."

Oh.  I had to think quickly.  "Well, Keebler sells the rights to Smuckers, so Smuckers can put its name on the label.  Then everybody lives happily ever after.  The end."

Bubba laughed.  "Mama, you're crazy!"

I can't argue with that!

30 comments:

  1. LOL That's pretty quick thinking!

    Have a great weekend. Good luck with all the synopses!

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    1. Thanks! I think writing synopsis's are harder than writing the manuscripts!

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  2. I know where jam comes from – The Hurricane's kitchen. Marmalade comes from there, too. Then people chase her and beg to give her money in exchange for a little jar of jam or marmalade.

    Love,
    Janie

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  3. Hmmm - jam. Not a fan of jelly, but I did like the idea of Jelly Trees.

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    1. We like both jam and jelly over here, but I think I prefer jam as well.

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  4. Ah! We know where Bubba gets that imagination of his!! :)

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  5. Haha..I don't think I could have given a fast response to that question. I see Smuckers Goober Peanut butter and jelly in the supermarket here. I guess they are packed by elves too? :)) Have a great weekend.

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    1. I'm sure they are! ;) I hope you enjoy the rest of your weekend as well!

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  6. *LOL* Now I want to grow a jelly tree.

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    1. You can find them at your local nursery. ;)

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  7. Have to watch the fine print on those back room deals haha

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  8. Great story, here what you call Jelly we call Jam.

    Yvonne.

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    1. There's actually a slight difference between the two. Jelly is more gelled, like Jell-O. Jam has a slightly thinner consistency and sometimes contains pieces of fruit. I prefer jam.

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  9. Harvesting the jelly might get to be a sticky situation~

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    1. Ha! That's why it only happens four times a year. ;)

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  10. That quick response show why you're a writer. As vivid as my imagination is, I couldn't have come up with something that good and that quickly.:)

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    1. ;o) I've had lots of practice telling stories!

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  12. Writing synopses can make anybody a little loopy. Good luck!

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    1. Thanks! Five are a little tough, especially when the manuscripts aren't in final form!

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  13. LOL! Love your answer. I could never be that creative whenever my brain feels fried!

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    1. I think it's kind of like how you get a little slap happy when you're over-tired!

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