So far it looks like The Scribe wants to become an artist, The Hippie wants to fly, & Dr. Jones is looking towards a career as a concert pianist. What do you see for The Zombie Elf in his future? I expect great things from all your kids!
I love the improv boot that Gertie made. Gorilla tape is awesome. I think half my house would fall down without it. Also a great story from her. That streaker is lucky that all he got was arrested. Back then I would've given him good chances at being shot. Have a few amusing streaker stories from my hometown as well.When I was in college there was a streaker in our town for a couple of months. The cops never caught him because the only description anyone would ever give was that he was "white and naked " guess that tells you where their eyes were going. :)A second story was a one-off that a friend told me about. He and some friends were at the local bar drinking. After a few too many beers they started talking big. One of them accepted a challenge to run from the bar to his home naked (about a mile). The others put up the cash and he was off. He got about half way there when he stopped to wait for a break in traffic to cross the street. Just then the light turned red and a cop car pulled up to the intersection. For a second the guy looked at the cops and the cops looked at him. Then he calmly walked across the street to their car, opened up the back door and got in. His friends thought it was so hilarious that they used the money they had put up for the bet to bail him out.Oh by the way, I voted for 3 days of blog posts. I love your posts, but I figured you probably need a break to work on other things every so often.
LOL two rabbits making babies in a sock is quite the visual. Wow the nut job was Canadian, that's so un-canadian..haha
As I'm reading this whole thing I'm thinking, there is NO WAY this is true. But it's just so bizarre it has to be! My Grandmother grew up in rural Ohio and she's got some odd stories as well. I love that great story telling runs in your family. As far as a blogging schedule, I post when I feel like it so I don't think I qualify to vote.
You had me at "hotter than two rabbits making babies in a sock". Sadly, I'm almost thinking as I read this that I am the same age as your Granny.
hahaha..... cute!of course your family is full of fun and great stories!:)Happy Saturday!
And who said life living in the country and small towns was boring ;)I agree with Vapid Vixen - NO WAY is this true! But at the same time, there's a part of me that KNOWS this happened :)
What a good story! I had a grandma with great stories too, and it is so special, huh! The cop falling into the whole is a crack up. Blogging every day is quite a feat, plus you always have good stuff:)...you are awesome!
I just noticed I wrote "whole" instead of "hole". It could work though;0
I should send Grandma Gertie a "fishducky approved" button. She's a hoot--funny story & beautifully told! Re your poll on how often you should post--you don't have a place for EVERYDAY. That's where I would have voted. I LOVE YOUR BLOG!! I tried to vote for 5 days again, but it wouldn't let me vote twice.
That's great, but I suspicious about the girdle part. Girdles are tight! Pulling one off of a woman would be like removing a layer of skin. I voted in your poll. Have you voted in MY poll? I bet you haven't. Only one person has. Not feelin' the love.Janie Junebug
Dear Elisa,Grandma Gertie is a woman after my own heart. I once went into the storage room of our farmhouse and saw a face in the night window. Mom and Dad were gone and I was babysitting my brother. So I went into the closet and took out my dad's shotgun and sat in an easy chair in the living room until my parents came home. I've turned into someone who wants strict gun control, but that's all I knew to do back then. As to your poll, I voted for twice a week. You've got so much on your plate with four gifted children and a husband and your writing for publication and your music. Elisa, I want you to give yourself a break. Give yourself some time to just be.Peace.Peace.
To JANIE--I'm the voter.
What a fun story! It kept my interest all the way through. Plus- I think your granny is brilliant for her creation to help with her heel pain! I am voting in the poll after I finish my comment. You should be very proud of yourself for posting every day for a year. WOW!!!! It has been fun reading all of the posts!~Jesshttp://thesecretdmsfilesoffairdaymorrow.blogspot.com/
Loved her homemade bed shoe! And the story was priceless. I especially love the policeman falling in the bomb shelter hole and the way the weirdo got caught!! I think you should write as often as you want to. But taking time for your wonderful family, as Dee said, is very important. We'll be here no matter what. :)
What a great idea Gertie had!! She seems to be very resourceful and sounds like such a delightful woman!I am new to your blog and can't wait to see what else you have to offer!
That was a hoot! Whoever thought country life was quiet and uneventful, with no odd-ducks running around, never lived in the country. You never know what and how much you will see.Great story. I have to tell my aunt about it.
You are so funny! I can see where you get your story telling skills from! I enjoyed reading this - and all - of your blogs. I am so impressed with the 365 posts!
Your stories always cheer me up :).