View From Purcell, Oklahoma: How to Make a Pot Roast: Don't Forget to Ask Questions

How to Make a Pot Roast: Don't Forget to Ask Questions

My mother always cut both ends off the pot roast before cooking. My mother was doing this, because she had seen her mother and grandmother doing it.


One day my mother asked her mother: "Why do you cut both ends off the pot roast before cooking it?"

 

Her mother replied: "That is the way my mother always did it."

 

So, my mother asked her grandmother: "Why do you cut both ends off the pot roast before cooking it?"

 

Her grandmother looked at her a little funny and replied: "Daughter, I cut both ends off the pot roast, because we were poor and we couldn't afford to buy a pot big enough for a whole pot roast."


Remember to ask questions! Just because someone else did it a certain way doesn't mean it is the best or correct way. Try new things, try new ways, experiment!

Licensed to SELL - Dedicated - Experienced - Honest - Than Maynard - Purcell, OK

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Comment balloon 11 commentsThan Maynard • July 15 2011 10:16AM

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Good morning Than. What a neat name, but I digress. I like the the premise of your blog and I agree. Asking questions generally provides information and that is great. Have a productive day.

Posted by Sheila Anderson, The Real Estate Whisperer Who Listens 732-715-1133 (Referral Group Incorporated) over 7 years ago

I love it, thanks for sharing. My mother always cut the ends off of cucumbers and used the end to rub the cut edge to remove bitterness....Mom did it, so it had to be right.

Only as I got to be a mother and now grandmother, did I realize those are good things.  Some of the other truisms we share with our offspring aren't as harmless.

Thanks for making me smile this morning.

Posted by Virginia Dean, Real Estate Done Your Way (Keller Williams Tulare County) over 7 years ago

Than, now there is a great life lesson!  Just because everyone else is doing it doesn't make it right (or wrong)

Posted by William Feela, Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No. (WHISPERING PINES REALTY) over 7 years ago

That is an old joke, but still gets a chuckle from me!  It just goes to show sometimes we just take too much for granted when making assumptions.

Posted by Kathy Sheehan, Senior Loan Officer (Bay Equity, LLC 770-634-4021) over 7 years ago

Sheila: Comes from Nathaniel, but my legal name is Than. Was lots of "fun" growing up with an unusual name.

Posted by Than Maynard, Broker - Licensed to List & Sell - 405-990-8862 (Coldwell Banker Heart of Oklahoma) over 7 years ago

Virginia: Most have a good reason or thought behind them, but this one was simply practical.

 

Posted by Than Maynard, Broker - Licensed to List & Sell - 405-990-8862 (Coldwell Banker Heart of Oklahoma) over 7 years ago

William: True, very true.

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Posted by Than Maynard, Broker - Licensed to List & Sell - 405-990-8862 (Coldwell Banker Heart of Oklahoma) over 7 years ago

Kathy:Actually a true story from mymother family.

Posted by Than Maynard, Broker - Licensed to List & Sell - 405-990-8862 (Coldwell Banker Heart of Oklahoma) over 7 years ago

That is the way my friend did it when they bought a home is one of the scariest statements I hear when dealing with a first time home buyer.




Posted by Respect Realty LLC, Brokers - Oregon / SW Washington Real Estate (Respect Realty LLC) over 7 years ago

Than, thanks for the smile...and a good lesson! I agree we should try new things, new ways ... experiment life.

Posted by Rebecca Gaujot, Realtor®, Lewisburg WV, the go to agent for all real estate (Vision Quest Realty) over 7 years ago

Than! That is too funny.... I had seen this before and thought it was hilarious then too!

Posted by Sussie Sutton, UTR TEXAS Realtors - Rep for buyers and sellers. (UTR Texas Realtors) over 7 years ago

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