Saturday Sharing! #16 Stories From My Past.

Good morning everyone! Well, today it is sunny and cool, with a temperature of 20F (-7C). Hardly feels like it is near the end of April and certainly does not look like it either. That snow we got yesterday is still with us, and likely will be around for a couple days or so. Anyway, back to our story from last week while dad and I were out looking for insulators and we had found a pile of crossarms.

As I reached down deeper into that pile of crossarms, I noticed there were 2 purple insulators, not just one. But one was not as dark as the other. I got the darker one finally but needed to move another crossarm to reach the second. I checked to make sure dad was not in the way and also noticed I could slide that other crossarm into the pile to move it out of the way. Perfect.

But something stopped it and I needed a bit more to reach that insulator, so I gave it a good hard push. Dad screamed which made me jump. “Did you hurt yourself?” I asked. He was rubbing his ankle. “Bonehead!” he said. I shook my head. “You need to be more careful,” I said, “you are hurting yourself too much today. Maybe we should stop for coffee now.” “Good idea,” he said, “over there by those rocks.”

We went over and dad told me to sit on a rock while he went about 50 feet away to sit. “Why so far?” I asked. “Safety,” was all he said. Just then a train went by and it was hard to talk, especially since it was windy too. Dad motioned that he wanted his thermos of coffee. I tossed it to him. His eyes got real big, but he caught the thermos nicely. Unfortunately he fell backward off his rock.

That got me laughing again. “Good catch!” I yelled. “Where is the wasp nest?” he yelled back. “The train is going east, not west,” I replied. “That is why we are having coffee, to rest,” he yelled. He then came over. “Where are my sandwiches?” he asked. I handed him a sandwich. “That is only one,” he said. “You only asked for one,” I said. “I said to make me some sandwiches,” he said.

“No, you said, make me a sandwich,” I said. Dad put his head down. “Why do you have 2 sandwiches?” he asked. “Because I wanted 2, I get hungry out here on these hikes,” I said. “So do I,” said dad. “Then you should have asked for more than one sandwich,” I replied. Dad just looked at me. “I give up,” he said and went back to his rock.

“There is cake,” I said. Dad came back over to get his piece. He took the biggest piece. On the way back to his rock he tripped on a smaller rock and dropped his cake. “It’s covered with small bits of stones,” he said. “Just wipe them off,” I suggested, then began laughing again, loud and long. He did wipe them off, but still managed to get a couple in his mouth.

So he tossed his cake on the ground. “I brought an extra thermos of coffee if you want some more,” I said as I brought it over to him. “Well, you did that right at least,” he said sighing. I started pouring him some coffee. “Hey, look at that,” I said pointing to an insulator. Dad turned to look and moved his cup. “AAAAAAAAAAA”, he yelled.

“You should not have moved your cup,” I said, “that coffee is hot.” And his lap was now wet. I laughed again, loud and long. It was hard to finish my coffee I was laughing so much. We went back to the pile of crossarms and filled our packs with insulators. Dad bent down to get one more insulator.

I did not see dad around anywhere, so I moved another crossarm, sliding it out of my way. Dad got up just then and the crossarm hit him in the stomach and he sat down on his backpack. He was moaning and holding his stomach. “Must have eaten too many stones with that cake,” I said laughing. We got our stuff together and headed back to the car.

Dad told me to walk 100 feet ahead of him, for safety reasons. Not sure what he meant by that. But we had a great day out, and got a lot of easy insulators. I was still laughing back at the car. “Amazing,” was all that dad said. Yep, it was an amazing day. Nice that dad enjoyed it too. Well, that is all for our story today. Next week we will have something different to enjoy! Have a great weekend everyone and God bless!

Steve and Muffin.

Β©2023 Steve McLeod.

6 Comments on “Saturday Sharing! #16 Stories From My Past.

    • Glad you enjoyed the story Renee! We had so many great times together and always got a laugh from them when we talked about them later!πŸ˜‚πŸ˜ΉπŸ˜ƒ


  1. πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚ ! I am still laughing ! I guess purple insulators are not an easy find…Are there any blue ones ? Sleep well tonight ! πŸ˜»πŸ™‚πŸ˜΄

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    • So happy you enjoyed the story Sharon!πŸ˜‚πŸ˜Ή Yes, purple are the hardest ones to find around here, or most anywhere. Yes, lots of blue insulators, from light blue to dark blue. I have quite a few of them. Have a good night as well!πŸ˜ƒπŸ˜»πŸŒ›πŸ˜΄πŸ˜΄


    • Yeah, he did have a really bad day that time, worse than usual. But it never stopped him from wanting to get out looking for insulators!πŸ€”πŸ˜ƒπŸ˜‚πŸ˜Ή

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