The Way to a Man’s Heart…

“Mom, Mrs. Grinstead is so awesome!” Tad said on the car ride home from school yesterday. “She was in charge of the Senior Football players’ lunch so she brought them all meatball sandwiches.”

I know Mrs. Grinstead is awesome. Really, really awesome. But I had one of those hunches moms’ get.

“Any chance she gave you one of the seniors’ meatball sandwiches, Tad?” I asked.

He looked surprised. “Well, yeah, in fact she did.” Then he broke into a grin. “I had to reach over the seniors to get a napkin cuz, you know, meatball sandwiches are messy. The seniors looked at me like they were wondering what the heck a junior was doing here. A non-football playing junior. Before they started thinking they should ‘remove me from the premises,’ I decided I would just make a quick exit.”

About Suzanne

Suzanne Woods Fisher writes bestselling, award winning fiction and non-fiction books about the Old Order Amish for Revell Books. Her interest in the Plain People began with her Old Order German Baptist grandfather, raised in Franklin County, Pennsylvania. Suzanne's app, Amish Wisdom, delivers a daily Amish proverb to your phone or iPad. She writes a bi-monthly column for Christian Post and Cooking & Such magazine. She lives with her family in California and raises puppies for Guide Dogs for the Blind. To Suzanne's way of thinking, you can't take life too seriously when a puppy is running through your house with someone's underwear in its mouth.


  1. Lily Ann says:

    I agree, Mrs Grinstead IS the best!!! She’d give me a meatball sandwich too!