How well do you know your grandparents?
Your parent’s parents? Same thing. Different phrasing.
What did they teach you? Help raise you? Did you know them at all?
Do you know them at all? Dylan and Natalie have
very different relationships with theirs.
What do you get when you put a microphone in front of two Original Soupman Soup Club Members and best-friend-bloggers, Natalie and Dylan?
A declaration of their passion for the Original Soupman’s Soups?
A recipe for a warm, happy belly hugging your heart?
Or something else…
Int. Natalie’s Apartment – Afternoon
NATALIE: We’ve talked about my grandparents over the last year. Mostly my grandma.
DYLAN: I understand that. You two are close.
NATALIE: It’s true. We have a tight knit family. And it almost all revolves around food.
DYLAN: When you say food, do you mean soup?
NATALIE: Yes. I only know the joys of a liquid meal for the entirety of my childhood. While I still love soup, I have the pleasure of solid foods. How I lived without it for so long, I’ll never know.
DYLAN: I feel you’re being sarcastic.
NATALIE: I’ll make sure I’m more audibly abrasive next time, just to be clear.
NATALIE: These are my mom’s parents, now.
DYLAN: Didn’t have the same relationship with your dad’s?
NATALIE: Not really. And it wasn’t for trying. We just lived with my mom’s parents. Or should I say they lived with us.
DYLAN: Was that difficult?
NATALIE: Nah. I love the both of them. Closer to my abuela. But my abuelo and I were still tight.
DYLAN: You and your fancy schmancy words for grandma and grandpa. I know this, but tell our friends out in the universe…. How much Spanish do you speak?
DYLAN: Come on.
NATALIE: Fine. I don’t speak fluent Spanish even though I grew up around it. I speak a Sesame Street amount of Spanish.
DYLAN: That is beautiful. A simply beautiful way of putting it.
NATALIE: You know what I mean though? Like the basics. Agua. Abuela. Español.
DYLAN: That’s just saying Spanish in Spanish.
NATALIE: Yup. Shakira I am not.
DYLAN: Your hips, like George Washington, don’t lie.
NATALIE: What about you? You don’t talk much about your grandparents.
DYLAN: I was REALLY close with my mah-mah. She would tell me stories. I would love when she would tell me stories. I thought they were the most original and interesting things on the planet. I didn’t know she was just recycling old Disney plots.
NATALIE: That’s sweet.
DYLAN: I am that if nothing else.
NATALIE: The story. Not you, dorkus.
DYLAN: Ah, yeah. My dad’s dad died before I was born. So… nothing there. My mom’s parents. They were a full factory of weird and eccentric. Maybe that’s not the right word. But you get the idea.
NATALIE: I do. But explain further.
DYLAN: They weren’t easy to get to know. Plus, my grandad on that side past away when I was really young. All I remember was his intense black horn-rimmed glasses. The light would reflect off the lenses. It freaked me out. Cause dude didn’t smile. Not often at least…
NATALIE: That sounds intense…
DYLAN: To someone who was 7 inches tall and four years old, yeah. He was.
NATALIE: I cooked with my abuela. You with yours?
DYLAN: Only a very little bit. It was before I cared about how food got to me. Just that I got to eat it. And now she’s gone too.
NATALIE: Sorry about that.
DYLAN: It’s okay. I didn’t kill her. Or… did I?
NATALIE: Funny. The whole reason we’re covering this is, this week is Grandparent’s Day.
DYLAN: Wait… so they’re double dipping! Grandparents get Mother and Father’s Day from their kids. And we were forced to send them cards or flowers or whatever then too!
DYLAN: Strongly worded. I get it.
NATALIE: Do you not want to celebrate them?
DYLAN: I do.
DYLAN: I love you guys! Wherever you are now.
NATALIE: I love you all. Thank you so much for making me” me.” Hope to see you all soon. That wasn’t so hard, was it..
NATALIE: Before I forget… Last week, we forgot to plug the great new commercial stuff that’s coming out of Soupman.
DYLAN: Oh yeah, we did.
NATALIE: If you havne’t already, go to OriginalSoupman.com or YouTube. Check it out.
DYLAN: If you go to the latter, you’ll be able to subscribe. You get a nifty little email. Or something like that when a new thingy comes out.
NATALIE: Thingy. Technical term.
DYLAN: You know it!
NATALIE: I’m Natalie.
DYLAN: And I’m Dylan.