Get Your Premium Membership

Wednesday Pie

Wednesday Pie Wednesday shows up on the calendar again; Before the end of school a truck comes to a screeching halt At the curb, through snow and rain, Belching out of open side doors a stack of weekly newspapers – Stories of the neighbor’s news - fashion shows – editor’s reviews – Pictures of the local teams, summaries of city council meetings Newly crowned homecoming queens - recipes and local garden tips. So much to do before the news goes out – delivered to every porch - The papers rolled then bound with bands of stretchy green And, if, by some chance, rain falls upon the early twilight The news in bright circulars, ads for help, letters to the editor Crammed into clear sacks now wobbling down the street on two wheels In a rite time honored as newsboys wearing woolen caps Shouting headlines on street corners. One more rite of passage for news day, a resting place past a garden gate, A welcoming front door swings open at a touch With scents of cinnamon rushing out like a news flash; Hot off the press, fresh coffee filling cups - Breaking news! Wednesday’s featured article in bold type! Grammie, editor-in-chief, and her apple pie waiting for release! Every Wednesday my grandmother made an apple pie. Every Wednesday afternoon my aunt and cousins, along with other friends, would arrive for pie and coffee as they took a break from delivering a weekly newspaper. A delicious memory. 7-3-20

Copyright © | Year Posted 2020




Post Comments

Poetrysoup is an environment of encouragement and growth so only provide specific positive comments that indicate what you appreciate about the poem.

Please Login to post a comment

Date: 7/8/2020 5:18:00 PM
Well I came to visit to comment on your star poem, saw the title “Wednesday pie” and couldn’t resist! What a wonderfully detailed and evocative poem Sam, I really enjoyed it!
Login to Reply
Kauffman Avatar
Sam Kauffman
Date: 7/10/2020 10:35:00 PM
Pie, grandmothers and Wednesday traditions seem to have that effect - hard to resist! So glad you enjoyed it. It brought back incredibly happy memories - writing about this "slice" of life! Many thanks Nina.
Date: 7/8/2020 2:11:00 AM
Sam, back in the batter's box to congratulate you for another great win! A beauty!
Login to Reply
Kauffman Avatar
Sam Kauffman
Date: 7/10/2020 10:43:00 PM
Thanks so much, coach! Always wonderful to get encouragement from the head office! Your congratulations - a bonus! Fun to add this one to the roster. Take care my friend, Blessings.
Date: 7/7/2020 9:11:00 AM
Love your heartwarming tribute to your grandmother Sam! I am sure the lovely memories of her apple pie and those days still brighten your heart. Congratulations on your win. Much love :)
Login to Reply
Kauffman Avatar
Sam Kauffman
Date: 7/9/2020 11:20:00 PM
They do, Aditi. Wednesdays are still special - even without pie! I know from your writings that family is very special to you. We share a wonderful foundation for life. Blessings to you. Sending you love and prayers.!
Date: 7/6/2020 3:00:00 PM
Amazing write, Sam:-) Heartiest congratulations on your win, my friend!
Login to Reply
Kauffman Avatar
Sam Kauffman
Date: 7/9/2020 11:16:00 PM
Until writing about Wednesdays growing up I didn't realize just how very special they were and how much a part of my life. I still love to bake pie - all flavors. Blessings my friend! Hope you are well.
Date: 7/6/2020 12:30:00 PM
Congrats Sam!
Login to Reply
Kauffman Avatar
Sam Kauffman
Date: 7/9/2020 11:14:00 PM
Thanks LJ. Do you have a favorite pie or grandmother memory? Blessings my friend. So glad to see you on so many podiums!
Date: 7/6/2020 10:46:00 AM
Happy memories Sam, my favourite pie too,congrats on your win. Over Fork Over Tom
Login to Reply
Kauffman Avatar
Sam Kauffman
Date: 7/9/2020 11:12:00 PM
How can you go wrong with apple pie? And Grammie wasn't ever Scottish! Yes, pie and family do bring back some of the happiest memories! Thanks for your congrats! Over Fork Over!
Date: 7/5/2020 8:47:00 PM
Wonderful poem, Sam, congratulations on your win. Hugs Eve
Login to Reply
Kauffman Avatar
Sam Kauffman
Date: 7/9/2020 11:08:00 PM
Hi Eve! Always so grateful for your visits. Hope you are doing well. Thank you for your congratulations.
Date: 7/5/2020 5:21:00 PM
This brings the touching memories of our grandmas and the everlasting, tender, influence they leave on our lives! Congratulations on your win. Best wishes.
Login to Reply
Kauffman Avatar
Sam Kauffman
Date: 7/9/2020 11:01:00 PM
Hi Malabika! Thank you for your visit and your congratulations. Grandmas do leave footprints of love on our hearts. Sounds like you had a very special grandmother. All the best!
Date: 7/5/2020 3:14:00 PM
This is a beauty and I wish to thank you for entering and tell you congrats on your top placement. Much love and prayers
Login to Reply
Kauffman Avatar
Sam Kauffman
Date: 7/9/2020 10:58:00 PM
Thank you Regina! I am grateful for this wonderful theme and for your placement. It brought back that special feeling I had about Wednesday, family, friends and, of course, PIE! Sending you hugs, prayers and love. Hope you are doing well.
Date: 7/3/2020 9:51:00 PM
You have made Wednesday more delightful than I thought possible. This is fantastic!
Login to Reply
Kauffman Avatar
Sam Kauffman
Date: 7/9/2020 10:53:00 PM
Thank you so much Caren. There is just something special about sharing pie with friends and family - especially a la mode! I think we all have special memories a pie! Take care. Blessings!!
Date: 7/3/2020 7:08:00 PM
Sam, a delicious depiction of a savory memory. I bet you can still smell the cinnamon, steaming coffee, and baked apples and crust. This was a pleasant reminder of my first career: delivering newspapers on two wheels, rain or shine. Just love the nostalgia you 'deliver'. A great dash home for the winning run ~ John
Login to Reply
Kauffman Avatar
Sam Kauffman
Date: 7/9/2020 10:51:00 PM
My grandmother left a delicious legacy in so many ways - especially apple pie. And, look at the legacy of paper routes! Thanks for your visit and sharing of memories. Always special my friend! Would have loved to have seen you on your paper route. Sending you blessings!
Date: 7/3/2020 4:06:00 PM
- Yes, a delicious memory ... always have it in your heart, Sam :) - A lovely poem :) - hugs // Anne-Lise :)
Login to Reply
Kauffman Avatar
Sam Kauffman
Date: 7/9/2020 10:42:00 PM
Wednesdays were special. Every time I smell apple pie the memory comes back. Thank you for your visit. blessings ad hugs to you!