Ray fixes his breakfast of oatmeal and toast. Sometimes I fix an egg but often I wait to have breakfast at mid morning.
We sit across from each other, newspaper waiting to be read, and I say, "Do you want to know how smart we are today?" or..."Do you feel smart today?"
Ray will open the Peach Section of the Toledo Blade...the section with comics, advice columns and movie reviews....the fun section. On the lower right corner there is the Trivia Challenge...seven questions to start our day.
She read the newspaper from front to back everyday and when she was too ill to read, I read it to her...in fact she died after I finished reading Trivia Challenge.
|Maxine working at her draft table.|
Each morning Maxine and I would plan the day...she eating her breakfast of chocolate chip cookie sandwiches with butter in the middle and strong coffee. But before any plans were made...she would say, "Do you want to know how smart we are today?" I would open the Peach Section and on the lower right corner...there it was...the Trivia Challenge.
I am thankful that Ray carries on this ritual...even if we rarely get all seven questions right....those sport questions get us every time. Ray seems to do best at the history questions...and for some reason...I do well with the political ones. :-) Maxine always got the fashion questions right. It's a fun way to begin our day.