Navel oranges

January 14, 2002

I bought five at 79 cents a pound last Thursday and just ate the last one. The lingering fresh citrus smell in my cubicle reminds me of buying bags for a buck at our neighbors’ house. They left the oranges on the porch and we slipped the dollar through the mail slot. commerce via honor system. I wonder if that would still work today. I remember Mom used her nail to slice through its skin and made a tiny umbrella with the peel. Ricky used a knife to make one long spiral slice. I could eat an orange in five minutes or less, and I still can.


  1. Just Testing says:

    Mmm, indeed!

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