One day a little girl was watching her mom make a roast beef. She cut
off the ends, wrapped it in string, seasoned it and set it in the
The little girl asked her mom why she cut off the ends of the roast. Mom
replied, after some thought, that it was the way that her mother had
That night grandma came to dinner and the little girl and her mom went
to her and asked why she had cut the end off of the roast before
cooking. After some thought grandma replied, that was the way her mother
had done it.
Now great grandmother was quite old and in a nursing home. But the
little girl went with her mom and grandma to see her and again asked the
Great Grandma looked at them a bit annoyed and said, "So it would fit in
my pan, of course."