They were vegetarians, Adam and Eve, and could pretty much eat off the fruit of the vine without labor. Their only no-no was the fruit on the tree of knowledge of good and evil. The forbidden is always the most tempting.

But they had it so good–the no labor part–no weeds to pull, worms to eat away the fruit, etc. That appeals to me.

The vegetables must have been more flavorful then. I’m not what you’d call a veggie lover. Yes, I love a good salad, but I don’t crave it. My mama used to make me eat snaps(called that because you snap them in half or thirds). You may call them string beans (because you pull the string off ) or green beans(well, because they’re green). I call them yucky.

As a child, I’d think of all kinds of crazy ways to hide them so Mama would think I’ve eaten them. I hid them in biscuits. I scattered them across the plate so that it looked like I ate most of them. Mama couldn’t be fooled and I was forced to eat those nasty things. This was my worst childhood memory. Well, I suppose it probably comes in at 2nd or 3rd.  You must understand that eating snaps was a traumatic experience.

Today, cooked certain ways, I’ll eat them, but still not the way my mama cooked them.

One day we’ll be vegetarians again and I might like those awful things. Isaiah 11:7 says:

Isaiah 11:7

New International Version 1984 (NIV1984)

7 The cow will feed with the bear,
their young will lie down together,
and the lion will eat straw like the ox.The lion will eat straw like the ox. The king of the jungle–that feared predator– will no longer crave blood. And we will no longer crave it either–in a perfect world.We don’t live in a perfect world today.  So, until then, I’ll continue to eat steak and avoid snaps.

Trivia Question: What designer first used animal skin for clothing?

Answer: God

Genesis 3:21  New International Version 1984 (NIV1984)

 21 The LORD God made garments of skin for Adam and his wife and clothed them.

God wasn’t the first clothing designer, however. If you recall, Adam and Eve used fig leaves.

Coincidence note: I wrote this a few days ago and did not have the chance to transfer it to the computer. Just yesterday, I stumbled across this website: http://www.ihategreenbeans.com/

I don’t know the blogger’s motive for the title, but I would guess she really hates green beans–like me. I am in awe of her writing skills. In truth, I’m jealous of them. That green bean hater can WRITE.

Besides her awesome blog title, I like her content. She makes me laugh out loud and it takes a lot to do that. I’m stingy with my laughs.

Sadly, I became interested in the Bachelorette because my co-worker was watching it. She has been told several times that she should be on the show. She looks the part, but  wants nothing to do with it–smart girl.