Aisle Eleven, Frozen Peas

Where people actually fall in love, per Fair Finley. Not picking sunflowers in movie montages.

This photo was snapped at the store down the street from Wilshire Boulevard and Fairfax Avenue. The peas are no longer found on Aisle Eleven, as the store went through a recent renovation.

I don't think Fair would quibble over the matter of aisle number if Gomery was nearby pushing his basket. (The bottom of his necktie sometimes resting between the push bar and the basket itself.)

In Gomery's basket:

1. Green tea
2. Apples
3. Cereal
4. Bar soap
5. Razors
6. Pico de Gallo
7. Thread (G.O. totally sews his own loose buttons back on his button-ups.)


Caitlin said...

This post makes me grin like a fool. :) I do so appreciate a man who can sew on his own buttons.

Wilfair Book said...

Caitlin, HI.

I never like to single out any of my ladies in the comments (okay, I actually do, in a good, positive way, not in a weird, harsh-spotlight way) but I happened to think of you when I took this photo, because of our recent chitchat.

Do you like peas? I hope you do. I do, especially in risotto.

Caitlin said...

Aw, thanks!

I do like peas. My mom fixed them for dinner quite often when I was a kid. Whenever I dropped them on the floor, I always told her it was because my dad was throwing them at me. (My dad, bless his heart, never protested.)

bess said...

Sewing men are sexy men!

wealhtheow said...

My husband does all the sewing in our house, most especially performing surgery on stuffed animals. I have neither the eyesight not the patience for it. He can mend animals so carefully you'd never know they were torn in the first place.

Wilfair Book said...

Caitlin: Your dad sounds like my dad!

bess: Amen, sister.

wealhtheow: California boys are the best. All of 'em are pretty great. Fictional ones, like the Overboves, and real ones, like Mr. wealhtheow. That's my sweeping but heartfelt declaration of the morning.

bess said...

wealhtheow, Being able to perform stuffed animal surgery in an admirable skill. Your husband sounds charming!

Alysia, can I just say that "Aisle six next to the frozen peas" is perhaps my favorite passage from your books! It's funny, beautiful and true all at once.

bess said...

Aisle eleven! I don't know why I said aisle six.

Wilfair Book said...

Next time I'm at the store, bess, I'm going to see what's on aisle six. Clearly there's something there that's in your head that has to do with the books. I will take a picture of it and post it on the blog.

bess said...

I will take whatever is in aisle six as a SIGN for something in my life. I hope it's not canned hams or something.

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