Monday, July 27, 2020

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Hope you had a wonderful 4th of July. Thank you for sharing your mouse stories with me. I laughed at them but they creeped me out at the same time. HA!!! It’s amazing how a little creature can raise so much havoc and cause so much fear in human beings. Yikes!!!


No, I’m not going to talk about the pandemic, but the reason for the picture - I wanted to show how my hubby wears his mask when he’s eating. Sort of reminds me of a unicorn with a flat horn.

As you can see, Ray didn’t appear to care how he looked. He was enjoying a delicious crepe on our travels to Breckenridge for a few days with my cousins. And, as usual, wherever my hubby and I go, mayhem seems to follow us to our destination.

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This isn’t the actual bear, but it was obvious one visited while we’re at the cabin. My cousin (Jenny) had gone outside the first afternoon we were there. She came back in and said, “the door to the shed is open.”

My other cousin (Ann) replied, “I must not have gotten it shut all the way when I took the trash. The lock is a little tricky.”

Ray jumped into the conversation, “I’ll go check it out.”

After supper he ventured down to close the door and Jenny went with him. They came back inside and she was laughing. “While Ray walked down to the shed, he’s waving his arms. ‘Bear, if you’re in there, go away. I’m shutting the door.’”

Oh, how I wished she’d taken a video of Ray’s theatrics.

Fast forward to the next morning. After I got up, I heard Jenny and Ann outside on the back deck and I joined them. I don’t have one foot on the deck and my cousin said, “Take a look down at the shed.”

I glanced in the direction Jenny pointed and not four feet from the shed door (which was still closed) sat a white garbage bag. The contents of it were strung all over the ground. I stood in complete shock. THERE WAS A BEAR!!!

Ray came out on the porch, and Jenny instructed him to look at the sight below. For a solid fifteen seconds, my hubby’s mouth stood wide open. I’m sure, at that moment, all of us wondered how close he’d come to encountering the bear.

We’ll never know, but we know our time in Breckinridge was an adventure that we’ll talk (and laugh about) for years to come.

SIDE NOTE: Ann alerted her son (who owns the house) to tell him the bear news. He called and asked, “Is Ray packing?” Turned out when she VOICE texted him, the phrase “Ray shut the door.” came out as “Ray shot the door.” We all had a good laugh at the miscommunication.

Have you had an experience with a wild animal? I’d love to hear your stories.

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Until next time…


Janetta Fudge Messmer - Author of Christian Comedy
“Turning Life Into Comedy”

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