I have almost completed the barn book. It has old barns, churches, houses…everything abandoned. It’s called, Barns and Buildings Revisited. There are stories about some of them in the book as well. I was thinking it wouldn’t take very much time to put together but as usual, I was wrong. I worked long laborious hours arranging and rearranging, adding and cutting. It was sad to see all of these old structures that had outlived their usefulness. Their families had moved on and left them behind. Some of them look like they would fall over if you touched them. I need to change the subject. I’m about to make myself cry.
Today, I’m going to tell true, funny kid stories. The idea came from a conversation Billy and I had on the phone last night. This will be like a newer version of “Kids say the darndest things.” You have to be at least my age to remember the Art Linkletter show. There were little kids sitting in little chairs and he would go to each one and ask them questions. Their answers made us all howl with laughter.
My great-granddaughter, Ryan, spent Saturday night with Meme who is our daughter, Heidi. In the middle of the night she sat straight up in bed and started shaking her head. “Can you hear it, Meme?” She demanded. “Can you hear it?”
“Hear what, honey?” Heidi thought Ryan must be talking in her sleep.
“The screw moving around in my head. Mommy said I have a loose screw in my head. Can you hear it?”
A little boy, who lived in Murdo, had older brothers who liked to tease him about ghosts. Little Mitch adjusted his nightly prayer to emphasize his resolve not to fear them. “May we be blessed by the Father, the Son, and there ain’t no ghosts,” he prayed.
When my niece, Erin, was a little girl, my sister-in-law had to go to Seattle on a business trip. As she was leaving, Erin asked, “After you see Attle, then what are you going to do?”
Ryan’s older sister, Skyler, had a cold and she wanted my daughter to know how bad it was. “Meme,” she whimpered. “My nose is slobbering.”
I have enough grandkids and great-grandkids that I could write a book about the funny things they say, but right now, I don’t have the time. Maybe I’ll start another contest and you can share some of your “Kids say the darndest things,” stories with all of us.
Have a great day!