Monday, January 12, 2009

"oh boo" moment summer 2000

you all remember the song, "one of these things is not like the other - one of these things just doesn't belong!"

it was the summer of 2000...

we were staying at a friend's ranch while helping him build his square-d log cabin - that's right - we camped the entire summer right into fall - nearly four months which is one of the most beautiful sights you'll NEVER see as i've lost most of the photos...1st oh boo...

the place is exquisite and right on a creek. i was elected chief cook and bottle washer, laundress and keeper and user of the mower and weedeater. i didn't mind - everyone had jobs. there were actually a couple few families helping out.

it didn't take long for the lawn chairs to start giving out (for those of you who don't know southern - giving out means "dying") - left and right they were folding up like cheap accordians.

the owner of the property who looks like a combo of the guys in photo #3 marveled, "what the hell is wrong with lawn chairs these days - they're so cheap!!!"

i finally got sick of hearing him after about 11 lawn chairs folded up on him and crumbled to the ground and said, "excuse me, tubby, but if you look at the label it will tell you the gbw (gross body weight) for the chair - most of these are rated at 180-200 and you're a whopping 280 pounds! GET A CLUE FATSO!"

...oh boo...

the next weekend, pop, the small children and i were moving up to our mountain with only our belongings and a 28 foot camp trailer to ride the winter out which also happened to be a HUNDRED YEAR WINTER! and i'll save THAT story for another time.

one of the very best things about being me is that i'm always up for an adventure and pop knowing this also knew that i'd never leave him nor forsake him - true to the very end, which thankfully we haven't seen.

we bought new lawn chairs the very next summer and had our fat friend over for the fourth of july. remind me sometime to tell you of the nightmare i have of this fellow...not to worry - i'll leave out the part where he clobbercated our 11 inch pet copperhead while we were off just being normal.

...oh boo...