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A banana appeal

By Debra Dobbins

I beg to differ. HCBATC is the diva.

A diva is a leading lady, often in an opera. The word’s meaning has broadened over the years to mean someone highly temperamental and/or egotistic. (Minnie Driver as Carlotta in the 2004 movie “Phantom of the Opera” gave a superb portrayal of a diva.)

HCBATC needs to understand the simple pleasures of a banana in all its stages. A yellow-green banana may be put into a fruit bowl to help create a feast for the eyes until it ripens. A just-ripe banana is a joy to peel and savor. If a banana has brown spots, it’s simply at the peak of perfection for scrumptious banana bread.

Furthermore, HCBATC should care about potassium because it helps lower blood pressure. The blood pressure of anyone who sees fit to lambast a banana must be redlining.

HCBATC should get a life--a healthy life with potassium and the esthetic pleasures of a tropical treat.


A Carmen Miranda wannabe

Carmen Miranda in the 1943 movie, “The Gang’s All Here”
Photo courtesy of Wikipedia


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