Saturday, January 23, 2021

A Matter of Marmalade

Readers of the ‘Guardian’ share their amusing stories correlating longevity and marmalade

During the last month, the Guardian has published a series of letters about old people and marmalade.

 

Amusingly, in them, the correspondents reference how much of the fruit preserve they have made recently and how long they think they’ll last.

 

They follow for your amusement:

 

My wife has just made 18lb of marmalade. She is 77 and I am 78. Which of the three of us will last the longest ?

Terry Swann

Sheffield

 

I am reminded of my late father’s oft-repeated phrase throughout his nineties (he died aged 103): “I don’t even buy green bananas.”

Colin J Merry

Lincoln

 

Congratulations to Mr and Mrs Swann on their optimism in making marmalade at the ages of 77 and 78. I, too, have just made 18lb. I live on my own and shall be 84 next month. Hope triumphant?
David Hitchin

Welwyn Garden City, Hertfordshire

 

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1 COMMENT

  1. My great-grandmother was born the year Lincoln was assassinated and lived to be 106. I wish I could say it was marmalade that kept her going but I think it was just Scotch and the luck of the draw.
    To all the older Groniad readers, whatever it takes….Good luck.

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