Split Pea Soup

46b5b051-4f24-4e1e-b800-bc99878c2cd3“Mom, I am so upset,” Elaine said. “I just checked on Yelp and my favorite neighborhood restaurant went out of business.”

“Oh, honey,” her mother said, “no wonder you’re looking so forlorn. But you know, sweetheart, this part of town is in transition and a lot of those hipsters are buying up a lot of properties and are taking over the neighborhood, so some of the older, established businesses can’t afford the higher rents and are taking flight.”

“I know that, Mom,” Elaine said, “but that place was so adorable and it had the greatest split pea soup in the city, next to your homemade split pea soup, of course.”

“Elaine, I have a great idea,” her mother said. “I got a circular yesterday from the farmer’s market. They’re having a special on dried split peasHow about we head over there, pick some up, and I’ll whip up a kettle of my world famous split pea soup for you. Would that make you feel a little better?”

“You’re the best, Mom,” Elaine said, giving her mom a big hug.

Written for these daily prompts: Word of the Day (yelp), Fandango’s One-Word Challenge (forlorn), Ragtag Daily Prompt (flight), Your Daily Word Prompt (adorable), Daily Addictions (circular), and Swimmers (peas).

15 thoughts on “Split Pea Soup

  1. Michele Jones January 28, 2019 / 4:29 am

    There’s a sad tale woven in here. Progress isn’t always for the best.

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    • Fandango January 28, 2019 / 7:47 am

      Out with the old, in with the new…but not necessarily better.


  2. rugby843 January 28, 2019 / 8:33 am

    I remember a famous restaurant in CA known for split pea soup. We stopped,and it was delicious. I can’t remember the name now, was it Mrs. Something? Even the kids liked it!😂

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