Wednesday, September 27, 2006


Alektorophobia....fear of chickens
Motorphobia....fear of cars

I don't have any phobias.I'm not afraid of cars, and I'm not afraid of chickens; although I must confess....riding in a car with a chicken can be just a I once had a neighbor who was a called one day to ask if I wanted to go shopping with her. She owned a really ancient big old sedan.(half the time, it wasn't in running condition.)...and it was always ....well....rather messy inside.
When she pulled into the drive, I opened the passenger door, and started to get inside......"Ackkk!"..."What is that?" I asked. There, in the passenger side floorboard (glaring at me!) sat a chicken....A Chicken!
"Oh, that..." she said.." I didn't drive my car for a few days, and I forgot and left the window down. The chicken flew in, and laid her eggs in here, so now she's setting". Sure enough, she had laid her eggs on a pile of old papers, (and who knows what else.) Now, anyone else would probably have moved the eggs and chicken to another place (but not my neighbor....this was right up her alley...sharing her car with a chicken!)
"Well, are you getting in, or not?"
Long story short......I carefully climbed in, and rode the eight miles to town with a setting hen between my feet.She glared at me with her beady little eyes the whole way. The more I thought about it, I realised I didn't want to disturb this passenger any more than I had to.
We pulled up at the grocery store. "Well.... are you coming, or not?"my friend asked. ", I really didn't need anything ( I lied)....I just came along for the ride.....

Tuesday, September 26, 2006

Happy 19th birthday, Nick! love always, Mom
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