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The Serenity Garden (journal part II)

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175 posted 07-19-2004 11:47 AM       View Profile for Enchantress   Email Enchantress   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Enchantress

Oh Chris, why did you have to bring up Donnie?

I guess you could have chosen to tell about 'Slim', his monkey, the unicycle and the chili.

Gawd how I loved that little feathered friend.  We had him from the time he left the womb, um, nest...

You see, Donnie was no ordinary duck.  Donnie was house broken.  A special flap was made in the back door for Donnie to go outside, whenever nature called.  Otherwise he lived in the house.  

Had his own place set at the table, played fetch like a dog..and when Chrislane came along and was crying in her crib he would run..okay, waddle, as fast as he could and stand beside her and quack as loud as possible to draw our mother's attention.

He also had a bad habit of trying to follow me to school..not unlike Mary's lamb.  I was late more often then not because I had to take him back home.  Try explaining to a teacher how you had to take your duck home!!

Donnie was loved and grew tall and beautiful.  When he was produced 'magically' onstage he would stand as high and proud as he could and spread those beautiful white wings when the audience would 'oooh' and 'ahhh'.

He did love his snacks though.  Our grandmother would have garden parties with the ladies in for tea and those tiny sandwiches made with pastel coloured bread.  Donnie was very clever and quick to grab these sandwiches straight off the gals plates as they were admiring our grandmother's flower garden, or had turned for a minute to chat with another guest.  They never said anything..just looked at one another curiously.

The years went on and Donnie continued to grow and grow, until he was too large to perform onstage.

*sigh*

We had an Aunt Flossie who had a farm just outside of town..and it was decided that's where Donnie would go to 'retire', to live out his golden (egg) years.

Now you have to understand that Chrislane and I took every word our Dad said as gospel.

*sigh*

Soooo...when I asked Dad one day how Donnie was doing on the farm, he replied.  "Last I saw of him Nancy Lee, he was running off to play with the fox in the woodlot."  I truly truly believed Donnie was waddling off to play happy as a lark, I mean duck, to enjoy his golden years with his new found friend.

Can you believe my sadness when this summer..the summer of 2004, after relating this story to a dear friend, he looked at me and said, "That's a wonderful story, but do you recall having duck for dinner anytime shortly after Donnie was taken to the farm?"

All these years I had pictured Donnie running off happily with the fox, to quack and play happily everafter.

Okay...that's the story of Donnie...
excuse me as I waddle off to get some tissue... Quack....quack

[This message has been edited by Enchantress (07-19-2004 12:46 PM).]

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176 posted 07-19-2004 12:55 PM       View Profile for scorpio   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for scorpio

I won't mention duck l'orange.

believe in what your heart feels...

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177 posted 07-19-2004 02:23 PM       View Profile for Mysteria   Email Mysteria   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Mysteria

Well...Sarah never came in the house, she was a sort of lawn mower at my Grandparents house, with the biggest, most  beautiful eyes you ever saw.  She came to their house as a baby and got bigger and bigger too like your duck Nancy Lee.  Gramma would milk her and we could make whipping cream from the top of that milk, and too this day I can't stand store milk!  All the kids loved her, fed her, rode her, watched her grow.  However like kids, we didn't do what we were supposed to, and that was keep her away from the vegetable patches.
  We were all warned (there were 9 cousins that hung around that house being babysat, plus me.) Being kids we didn't realize it was as big a problem as my grandparents did.  That garden it turned out was shared with everyone and helped out those that couldn't afford fresh veggies.  I just remember watching my Gramma canning stuff all summer long. (I thank her for teaching me that and still do it today.)  

Well...Thanksgiving rolled around and there we sat in our Sunday best at my Gramma's big old table, and I mean big as it sat my Dad, and his brothers and sisters numbering 10, and all their kids too, and I had 14 cousins all together.  My Grampa brought out the most awesome roast of beef, (the kind you see at buffets yanno?) and started carving it up onto our plates.  It tasted so good, we had not had beef for a long, long time.  Joey, my cousin said, "Well at least we can get to the gardens now without stepping on cowpies."     As God is my witness, I threw up so badly it shot clear down to my Grampa and landed in front of his plate!  I ran upstairs into the 3rd floor bathroom, locked the door and would not come out for hours, just crying and crying.  Now this is true, I just started eating beef again maybe only about 8 years ago, and I still think of Sarah and remember those eyes.         As a matter of fact - Kacy's daughter Sarah has the same big brown eyes, and when she was here I went on a no beef campaign for a while again.  Let's face it - how may vegetables do you get to know that personally?  Well there is my cow story as promised Nancy Lee.


The Cow Tail Of Sarah
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178 posted 07-19-2004 02:33 PM       View Profile for Enchantress   Email Enchantress   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Enchantress

"Well at least we can get to the gardens now without stepping on cowpies." As God is my witness, I threw up so badly it shot clear down to my Grampa and landed in front of his plate!"

Oh my Sharon!!!  That's even worse than my Donnie duck story!! At least I don't recall eating him!  How horrible for you!

Thanks so much for coming in here and sharing that cow tail, er, tale.
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179 posted 07-19-2004 02:49 PM       View Profile for Nightshade   Email Nightshade   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Nightshade's Home Page   View IP for Nightshade

Awww Sharon, that was a truly "mooooving" story. And that's no bull. Sorry, must be this pain I have been experiencing in my "calves". I better be good or my sister will "tan my hide." Luv Ya!
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180 posted 07-19-2004 04:08 PM       View Profile for Mysteria   Email Mysteria   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Mysteria

Yuck yuck you two!  You "moooooove me" to tears.
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181 posted 07-19-2004 04:12 PM       View Profile for Enchantress   Email Enchantress   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Enchantress

Funny stuff Chris!  Can you people imagine the two of us when we get together??

Anyway..I ran back in here to tell you what just happened, so I don't have to type this again, cause I know my sister will read in here.

I just had my own wet T-shirt contest and guess who won??

Moi!  Of course...since I was the only one in it!!  

I was watering outside when a bulge I had been watching...in the hose ladies!..started to get bigger and bigger...I don't know why but I was frozen on the spot, mesmerized as I watched this section of rubber starting to expand to a giant beach ball sized bulge!!

This water spewing snake had taken on a life of it's own!!

Knowing full well it was just a matter of seconds before it would explode you would think I would run, turn the water off, throw the hose across the yard...anything!!

But oh no!!  I had to stand there and watch it blow and take the full force of water!!

Soaked!!  Soaked I tell ya!  From head to toe!!

What embarrasses me the most?

All the neighbourhood kids could see my hanging baskets.   
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182 posted 07-19-2004 04:17 PM       View Profile for Nightshade   Email Nightshade   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Nightshade's Home Page   View IP for Nightshade

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183 posted 07-19-2004 04:18 PM       View Profile for serenity blaze   Email serenity blaze   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for serenity blaze

I've just realized something that I never knew before.

Did ya'll know how tight the anus contracts when ya laugh???

(Trust me)

*snort*

It hurts so good....

reading and trying not to laugh too hard.

I love you ladies!

and now I'm craving thin pancakes, a glass of milk, and I'll prolly have strange dreams about a dancing duck.

Sheesh.

Ya'll are the best!
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184 posted 07-20-2004 08:28 AM       View Profile for Sunshine   Email Sunshine   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Sunshine's Home Page   View IP for Sunshine

"hanging baskets"....

Oh geez.....
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185 posted 07-20-2004 10:23 AM       View Profile for Nightshade   Email Nightshade   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Nightshade's Home Page   View IP for Nightshade

My sister is exaggerating.
"They're" not as big as baskets.
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186 posted 07-20-2004 01:04 PM       View Profile for Enchantress   Email Enchantress   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Enchantress

And "they" are not hanging either!

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187 posted 07-20-2004 01:24 PM       View Profile for Mysteria   Email Mysteria   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Mysteria

Ya sure ...Let's see?
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188 posted 07-20-2004 02:05 PM       View Profile for Nightshade   Email Nightshade   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Nightshade's Home Page   View IP for Nightshade

Uh oh .... I'm in now!  Hee hee hee.
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189 posted 07-20-2004 02:09 PM       View Profile for Nightshade   Email Nightshade   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Nightshade's Home Page   View IP for Nightshade

...and anyway Miss FancyNancyPantsy I quote you here..
"I guess you could have chosen to tell about 'Slim', his monkey, the unicycle and the chili."

Well, I happen to know that Donnie our duck did not have a monkey named Slim that road a unicycle into the chili. You have the story all wrong - so there!
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190 posted 07-20-2004 02:17 PM       View Profile for Cpat Hair   Email Cpat Hair   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Cpat Hair

(chuckling)

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191 posted 07-20-2004 02:26 PM       View Profile for Sunshine   Email Sunshine   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Sunshine's Home Page   View IP for Sunshine

Now if that doesn't sooth all...
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192 posted 07-20-2004 02:35 PM       View Profile for serenity blaze   Email serenity blaze   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for serenity blaze

Serenity rushes in and SAVES that before it disappears!

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193 posted 07-20-2004 02:47 PM       View Profile for Enchantress   Email Enchantress   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Enchantress

Thank you Captain..
Your words even made my blossoms take notice.
Now may we just drop my hanging baskets?

Chris?
Perhaps you would like to tell the next story?
And stop asking me to push on on that dang swing!

Ser!  
We all love ya...now get back to the couch!
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194 posted 07-20-2004 02:53 PM       View Profile for Sunshine   Email Sunshine   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Sunshine's Home Page   View IP for Sunshine

*smiling*...sometimes a witch has got to do what a witch has got to do...

LOL...

save away....
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195 posted 07-20-2004 03:10 PM       View Profile for Nightshade   Email Nightshade   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Nightshade's Home Page   View IP for Nightshade

Oh, Cpat., that was wonderful. Even made my over-ripe peaches yearn to climb back up on the branch.  
  I will behave now  .... for awhile.
It's too hot to think about blazing chili and an entertainer friend who stood his wife on an electrified, metal plate with a lightbulb in her mouth. And as for the monkey, I don't remember him, just something very dark, very large chained in their basement. Something that made our mother climb frantically up onto the back of their couch in fear. Oh, and our friend taking a 20 pound turkey out of the freezer for his wife to cook up "immediately" for us. We didn't eat it did we? Oh gawd....it's so hot....memories are whirling.
   Karen didn't mean to hog your journal. This is the way my sister and I get in the summertime. Hmmmm....actually every season. Bye ya'll. Time for some lemonade. Anyone care to join me?  
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196 posted 07-20-2004 03:16 PM       View Profile for Cpat Hair   Email Cpat Hair   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Cpat Hair

Chris... ripe fruit is sweetest...

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197 posted 07-20-2004 03:23 PM       View Profile for serenity blaze   Email serenity blaze   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for serenity blaze

it's too soon to think about blazing chili--PERIOD.

*wince*



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198 posted 07-20-2004 03:24 PM       View Profile for Enchantress   Email Enchantress   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Enchantress

Hee hee...now I have the giggles.
Baskets of over ripe peaches come to mind...
Lordy it's so hot!
Yes Chris, I'll join you...
You know what to put in mine.  

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I'll have what NancyLee is having...
 
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