“I hear people laughing,” said Christopher Corn is part of the Fresh Veggie family. I created him in honour of Chris Cornell. Christopher Corn has a very calm attitude. He can walk into a heated argument and the sound of his voice is calming. He experiments with different instruments and is the lead singer of the new rock band, "Loud Garden". Christopher's favourite instrument is the guitar.. “It sounds like it is coming from up the road.”
“I think our neighbours are having a corn roast,” said Farmer Fred.
“What is a corn roast?” asked Christopher.
Farmer Fred regretted ever mentioning the corn roast. He knew Christopher was a cob of corn. He felt that he was being insensitive.
“I have to remember that the Farmer Fred owns a 100 acre farm in Calgary, Alberta, Canada. He decided that instead of raising cattle he was going to grow his own vegetables instead. He was looking forward watching his fresh veggies grow. One night Farmer Fred went to bed early and it poured rain. The next morning all his vegetables had arms, legs and were able to talk. The Fresh Veggie Family consists of Christopher Corn, Olive and Oliver Onion, Mrs. Tomato, Calvin Carrot and Cameron Cauliflower. are vegetables,” thought Farmer Fred to himself. “I can’t go mentioning things like a corn roast. That was unfair to Christopher.”
Farmer Fred stood looking at Christopher for a long time before he spoke.
“I am sorry Christopher,” said Farmer Fred. “I was trying to think of the best way to explain what a corn roast was. I decided that the best way to deal with this situation is to just speak my mind.
“Christopher,” said Farmer Fred. “A corn roast is a big get together. A big pot of corn is roasted on an open fire.”
“That sounds like a lot of fun,” said Christopher.
“It does?” asked Farmer Fred, confused. “It doesn’t bother you that people are eating your kind.”
“No,” said Christopher. “It doesn’t. I know that I am a cob of corn. I know people eat corn. I also know that people eat vegetables. In fact, the whole Fresh Veggie family knows that. We know that we started out as a seed in the ground, just like all other vegetables. Now, for some reason, that night of that bad storm, Cameron Cauliflower is part of the Fresh Veggie family. He is very caring. If someone needs a shoulder to cry on he is there. Cameron loves to dance., Calvin Carrot is part of the Fresh Veggie family. He has a carefree attitude and he likes to give people advice. He doesn't care what others think of him. He likes to play the drums., Mrs. Tomato is part of the Fresh Veggie family. She believes she was married in a previous life. She is very tender. She is afraid to say no. She plays the harp and tambourine and she also does some singing., Olive and Oliver Onion is part of the Fresh Veggie family. He is married to Olive Onion. Oliver loves to write poetry and just like his wife, he is open and honest. and I grew out of the ground that night with arms and legs and we could talk. We don’t know why this happened but, we know it was some type of miracle. We all know that we are very lucky to be alive?”
“You make a compelling case,” said Farmer Fred. “Don’t you get upset though when you see us eating vegetables.”
“Not at all,” said Christopher. “We are a miracle. We know we should be in the ground but something or someone wanted us to be alive. I don’t know what the reasoning is behind it but I do know I am alive!”
“So,” said Farmer Fred. “You don’t care that people want to eat you.”
“I am not worried about it,” said Christopher.
“Well,” said Farmer Fred. “What you said does make sense.”
“Besides,” said Christopher. “Who would want to eat a guitar playing cob of corn?”
“Good point,” said Farmer Fred.
Farmer Fred and the Fresh Veggie family decided they wanted to check out the corn roast. The Fresh Veggie family and Farmer Fred had the time of their lives. Christopher got them all together and they sang a few of their songs. Everyone loved them.
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