Showing posts from June, 2013

A little story about drag brunch.

Just last night Mr. Beers and I had the pleasure of attending a performance of Flashdance The Musical at The Majestic Theatre in San Antonio. A friend and neighbor had tickets that they could not use, so there we were. The seats were great (Thanks, Melody & Andy!) and the show was fun. At intermission Mr. Beers and I were milling about when we heard a pleasant voice calling out, "W. D. Deli!" We turned to see a beautiful woman trying to get our attention. "W. D. Deli! I was just texting my girlfriends trying to get a group together to come over Sunday for Drag Brunch!" We gave her a shy sympathetic sheepish shrug and explained that we hadn't done Drag Brunch at the deli for the past six years or so...

The inspiration for W. D. Deli's Drag Brunch came from a long ago visit to Washington, D. C. On that visit Mr. Beers's brother Russel and his wife treated us to a fantastic Sunday Drag Brunch at Perry's. The food was great, the drinks were flowing…

Cookies make everything better.

It's June.  The cookie of the month at W. D. Deli for June is the S'mores cookie.  A mixture of graham crackers and marshmallows and chocolate chips. This cookie makes you think about summer camp. It's so good that our hard working W. D. Deli employees are spending their hard earned deli dollars to buy these cookies and take them home to share with their loved ones.  How about that?

The picture above is not the S'mores cookie.  The cookies pictures are the cranberry-orange-oatmeal cookies.  They're pretty good, too.  Very popular.

Next month - July - the cookie of the month will be the Red, White, and Blue.  The ingredients for that one will include craisins, blueberries, and white chocolate chips. Red, White, and Blue.

In August, by popular demand, we will be bringing back the Butterscotch and Black Salt cookies.  And by popular demand, I mean Wayne has been craving them ever since we had them as the cookie of the month some time back. So now you know. Come by and…

Her name is "Abcde."

On my very first day as a middle school English teacher, I was calling the roll in one of my seventh grade classes in Foreman, Arkansas, and I came to this name: "Melethia Stewart." There was no response. "Melethia Stewart," I repeated. A pretty little blue-eyed, blond-haired girl toward the back of the room meekly raised her hand. "Yes?" I replied to her raised hand. "I am Melethia." At first I thought this was a joke being played on me because I was the new teacher. How could this "Kathy" looking girl possibly be a "Melethia"? Nobody was playing any jokes on anybody, except maybe her parents. Why would anyone name such a vanilla child such an exotic name? Later in the day I would learn that she had an older sister named LaQuita.

Several years ago I had the wonderful experience of teaching high school in San Antonio, Texas. Everyday the attendance clerk would send out a notice of the absent students for our record keeping. …