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January 25, 2009
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"Of course it doesn't," Penny says. "I've had that recipe since before you were born, so in 15 years the colors in the photo were bound to fade."

"Well, it looks splendid," her father says, "and I cannot wait to dig in!"

Melissa sighs. She doesn't want to waste her time with this tuna casserole from 1988, its peas so green they seem to have invented the color, its tuna chunky and albacore white. She wants to eat the faded tuna casserole from 1973, with its grayish-aqua peas and faded tuna pink like cat food.

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