Miz Quickly’s “In the Can”

No. 6: Things in a Can

About 10 minutes drive from Grandma’s
porch, and a few minutes more past that
totem pole at the Y in the road to my
cousins’ old house, is the B&M restaurant.

It was famous for a bowl of pork and beans 
with thick sauce sweetened with molasses. 
The beans, they were just normal beans. 
The pork was a thumbnail-size square 
of wibble-wobble pork fat. 

B&M pork and beans also came in a tin 
for purchase at your local shop. I never ate
B&M tinned beans because that fat made
me gag, and nothing made my mother rage
about her kitchen than me gagging on her food. 

4b in a can

3 responses to “Miz Quickly’s “In the Can””

    1. Admittedly, I had a ridiculous gag reflex.


      1. It never leaves one. The mother reflex.

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