The Liquid Telegram

It’s Friday and time for another link-up with Lisa-Jo for Five Minute Friday. Friday is a time when we “write for five minutes not worrying everything is just right.” You can join in the fun HERE.


Other than the singing birds outside my office window, the gurgling song the coffee machine plays each morning is my favorite tune to hear. In a dark and sleeping house, it arrives like a singing telegram sent to brighten my day.

We’re moving in couple of weeks.  I’m going to miss the sound of the geese splashing and honking behind our house. I’m going to miss the tired song my old refrigerator sings. It’s a country song, I think, and goes something like this, “you should have put me out to pasture five-years ago!”

Yet one thing’s for sure, wherever we land, wherever home ends up, my morning liquid telegram will know where to reach me.

You can be sure it will continue to sing.

“Let’s get this party started!”

19 thoughts on “The Liquid Telegram

  1. Joanne Viola

    Loved this! It is my favorite song to hear first thing in the morning! There truly is a comfort that comes from that familiar “song”. I was your neighbor at FMF & your song was playing as I read this :))) Too funny!

  2. Jennifer

    I also love the sounds of early morning in my home also:). I bet you are excited about moving. Think of all the new adventures God has waiting! 🙂

  3. Maria

    It’s exciting to start a new adventure! It’s like a whole new song for your life, but keeping some of the old (like the coffee!!) I like too how even the old, rickety refrigerator has a song….sometimes we forget that even things that aren’t fancy and new still are beautiful and have music all their own. Thanks for sharing!

  4. Amy P Boyd

    LOL!!! I love your take on this weeks prompt. I am not a coffee drinker so my liquid telegram comes from the hum of the soda machine when I get to the office. When are you moving ? to Georgia, right ?

    1. Eileen Post author

      Amy, I have a good friend who prefers soda too! We move the last week of May. Yes NW Georgia.

  5. Chris Morris

    I have had as a blog title for a while “Coffee: The Whistle of Happiness.” I make my coffee French press, so I use a teapot to boil the water. The whistle of the water boiling is the first good sound I hear most mornings!

    1. Eileen Post author

      The Whistle of Happiness. I like that, Chris. For years, I’ve referred to the explosion of gurgle at the end of the brewing process the “grand finale” …like a fireworks show. The sound of happiness! Enjoy your whistle. 🙂

  6. Joy Lenton

    I love this snapshot into your life, Eileen. My coffee is made in the old-fashioned way by filter paper dripping its contents soft into enamel pot (if it ‘aint broke why fix it?) and my kettle souunds more like a jet engine taking off than a welcoming whistle – though we used to have one like that. It’s funny what soothes and shapes our lives. At least your singing “liquid telegram” will accompany you to your new home and be a reassuringly familiar presence in an unfamiliar place. And God’s grace will be sung over you each new day just as before.

    1. Eileen Post author

      Joy, your old fashioned coffee sounds lovely! I would love to sit an have a cup with you. 🙂

      1. Joy Lenton

        And me with you, Eileen! Perhaps we could do it ‘virtually’. You let me know when you’re having a brew in your new home and I’ll raise my mug in celebration with yours – barring a few hours time difference! If only we could meet up for real. That would be lovely. One day we’ll sup together in our Father’s house for sure. 🙂 xx


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