The Old Man on October 29th, 2007
My family decided to go canoing, it was a beautiful day. We rented the canoes, now it was time to load up. I asked one of my second cousins if he knew how to paddle a canoe he answered “oh yes sir no problem!” One of my sisters jumped in with him. The rest of us got in our canoes, and off we go! Well what happened next?
My second cousin was in the lead when all of a sudden he headed for the bank. My sister was hollering at him “turn the canoe!” of coarse he is sitting in the back. She was paddling hard trying to turn the canoe, he was paddling harder and faster. When he hit the bank we just thought he was just playing around, but when he almost knocked her out of the canoe going under a low limb hanging out over the river, she yelled at him “Just take me back to shore” ! We helped him get back (so much for the “oh yes sir”). We were back were right back where we started.
His father, mother, and sister got in the canoe. His wife got in the front, his daughter in the middle, and he sat in the back his wife who had never been in a canoe. I shoved them out from shore. As I walked away I was looking at my brother and he was pointing behind me. So I turned around and his wife was leaning over the side. My cousin hollered “don’t lean over the side!” it was to late the canoe turned over, and in the water they went. You should have seen their faces! Of coarse we were all laughing.
You know? After all that happened on that day, we all had a great time!
The Old Man on October 27th, 2007
One day I was out side and the squirrels were running around. I had this idea to catch one, so I would have it for a pet. I went into the house got some food, placed it along the ground just inside the porch past the screen door. I tied a string to a wedge that I propped the door open with so that when the squirrel came in I could close the door. Sitting in a swing inside the porch being very still finely the squirrel came down the tree across the yard up three steps pausing once in a while at the top step. He looked around, walked in, and I pulled the string! The screen door slammed closed with a loud noise! That squirrel went wild, he was running all around inside that porch but when he came across that swing I was sitting on, and across my shoulders, then down my leg it was time to open the door! As scared as I was, I ran for the door. Fumbling with the door handle, and swinging it open, I jumped over three steps looking over my shoulder to see where the squirrel was. He was still inside the porch. While standing there, I thought to myself “I really don’t think that was a good idea to catch a wild squirrel for a pet”.
One for the mothers……
Can you sing the lullaby “When the Wind Blows” in one minute?
The Old Man on October 24th, 2007
You have a minute?
You know that piece of paper you make up when you go to the hardware store. One day my brother-in-law and I made a list of things I needed to finish a job at home. It was winter time, I had on a lot clothes on plus my jacket. When we finished the list he told me put in my pocket that way I wouldn’t lose it. He knew how easy it was to leave it at home so I did what he said. We drove to town which is about sixteen miles. We go into the store and he said Wendell we need the list. No problem, I looked in my shirt pocket where I put it, he is standing there looking at me. Well it wasn’t in the shirt pocket that I put it in. “Wendell you know we have to have the list to get items we need”, standing there frantically I’m looking everywhere, in my other shirt pocket, in my coat pockets, my pants pockets, my billfold. I told him I know I have it and his reply was “of course you do”. So I went through all my pants pockets, my jacket pockets, my shirt pockets and checked my billfold again, again, and again. I looked up at my brother in-law he was laughing so hard and he said “from now on I will keep the list” and I asked why he said “because you have too many pockets”. I laughed and said ok.
Well if some one out there is wondering if I ever found the list NO.
I know that I am not the only one out there that makes a list of things on that little piece of paper and loses it am I?
The Old Man on October 24th, 2007
Seemingly simple…. But I bet this can be a test to many of us. If you can accomplish at least 2 of 3 you can claim to have gotten some exercise today!
Can you stand on your right leg for one minute?
Can you stand on your left leg for one minute?
Can you sing the crawdad song in one minute?
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