[grapefruit]

For me, whenever I see a grapefruit I always think of my grandpap. He ate a grapefruit for breakfast every single morning after returning home from mass [which he faithfully attended at the crack of dawn each day] . There was a quiet comfort in this ritual; I remember his silver jagged edged spoon, the sprinkling of sugar to sweeten the tangy fruit. When I was little I couldn’t stand the taste of grapefruit, it was too tart for me. As it is with most things, I developed an appreciation for it as I grew up.

It’s funny how the smallest, seemingly insignificant, moments are the ones you hold onto the tightest. This is one precious memory I’ve tucked away and will have with me always.

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  1. It’s my favorite fruit too, and like your grandpa, I also have one every day for breakfast. Or sometimes I have half as a desert after a meal (I read somewhere it breaks down the fats after a meal).

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    1. Thanks Vanessa! : ) It really is so good for you & tastes delicious too. I never knew that it breaks down the fats after a meal – love it! I’m going to have a half for dessert tonight after dinner. Yum.

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