So, any way, Grandma Millie was 98 1/2, and, like many older people, she loved salt. I think people's taste buds must start to whither away when they get older. Maybe our medical professionals should start trying to figure out how to keep taste buds alive longer, to go with the extended average life expectancy of people.
Whatever the case, Grandma Millie had been losing her taste buds for a while, which meant that she was always adding salt to whatever she ate. She usually didn't wait to taste her food before dumping a load of salt on it. I can vividly remember looking over at her plate while we were having dinner together as a family one time, and seeing a visible layer of salt on top of her pork chop. This was a pork chop that had been simmering in a vat of cream of mushroom soup for hours on end. And everyone knows that cream of anything soups are some of the saltiest foods on earth.
Grandma Millie didn't care. She wanted to get some semblance of taste out of her food, so on went the salt. And it didn't seem to be harming her. She did live to be 98 1/2, after all. Maybe the salt was acting as a kind of preservative, keeping all of her internal organs fresh and spry. Who knows...The one thing I do know is that her doctors told her to cut down on her salt intake a couple of months ago, and now she's gone. Seems a little fishy to me.
|If I ever get to be 98 1/2 years old, I am going to want a salt lick next to my favorite chair. Can you make sure that happens, please? Thanks|