We interrupt your Tuesday to wish The Eight-Year-Old’s Grandpa a Very Happy Birthday


Last year, we were lucky enough to be able to go to Florida for The (then) Seven-Year-Old’s Grandpa Howell’s birthday. Naturally, the topic of what to serve Grandpa on his birthday came up. Grandpa asked for coconut pie. The (then) Seven-Year-Old was not happy to hear that.

Grandma: “Haven’t you ever had coconut pie, The Seven-Year-Old?”

The (then) Seven-Year-Old: “No. I don’t like any kind of pie.”

Grandma: “Well, coconut pie is Grandpa’s favorite. He loves it so much he requested it for his birthday.”

The (then) Seven-Year-Old: “Yuck. I would definitely call myself short-changed if I had that at my birthday party.”

Happy Birthday, Grandpa, from all of us at Caterpickles. We hope your day is filled with laughter and coconut pie (if you like that sort of thing).

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About Shala Howell

Writer of things ranging from optical network switching white papers to genetic testing patient education materials to historical fiction set in an 1880s asylum. When I’m not scratching my head over pesky characters who refuse to do things how I want them done or dreaming of my next book (which will of course be much easier to write than the current one), my writerly self can be found blogging about life with a very curious Ten-Year-Old at Caterpickles.com, or musing about books and the writing life at BostonWriters.wordpress.com.
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2 Responses to We interrupt your Tuesday to wish The Eight-Year-Old’s Grandpa a Very Happy Birthday

  1. bobraxton says:

    Grandpa “B” likes coconut pie – also lemon meringue.


  2. HDHowell says:

    Thanks for the Birthday wishes! Grandma baked a coconut cake this year, so I don’t feel short- changed.


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