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February 18, 2011

Last Snake Story!

This would be my 5th snake story to share with y’all, but it is my first snake incident.

I was really little…maybe 8 or so. Up on my Great Grand Father’s farm in Indiana I was playing out in the yard on a tree swing. Grandpa was showing Daddy something out in the shop and beings how it was my turn on the swing my brother and sisters were somewhere else. {Cue music} Twinkle, twinkly little star…not that it was night time, but just cause I like that one. So there I was bare footed and swinging just as high as I could…man I was going fast…almost flying even. Daddy and Grandpa came out of the shop and were watching me. Daddy was being a Dad and asked Grandpa how long the swing had been there and how old the rope was and such…he looked up at the huge limb the swing hung from and likewise my eyes followed. “What’s that Daddy?” I said, and then Daddy came over and lifted me off the swing. The snake was climbing down the rope and once it got close to the ground Grandpa knocked it off and Daddy wacked it up with an ax. That is when I learned about snakes. So I hated ‘em every since. I don’t care if there are “good” kinds I hate ‘em all.


So that’s that. The last, howbeit my first snake story. I don’t know about y’all my dear internets, but I sure hope I don’t experience any more…cause if I do you will have to hear about it.

no snake was harmed in the writing of this story
but there was in the original making of this story

14 comments:

Opaque said...

I share the same attitude as you with snakes...

Brian Miller said...

first snake...my dad working in the well house i watched one rise up over him and ran got the hoe...

Daisy said...

Ohhh, that gave me shivers!! I certainly hope you don't experience any more snake stories too!! Yikes!

Aunt Amelia's Attic said...

Snake stories. Me no like. Me chicken. Sorry...

Jeni said...

OMG! A snake, slithering down a rope towards you? Gives me the chills for sure just reading about it and if I were to be near something like that, you'd be seeing me high-tailing it in some other direction!
Oh and btw, I think I'm somewhat "unstuck" now. Your threat may have helped in that respect!

Jai Joshi said...

I can imagine how terrified your father was for you. No wonder he acted as he did.

Jai

Hilary Melton-Butcher said...

Hi Paige .. your snakes are a little more dangerous than ours .. I had one uncurl underneath me when I stepped on it blackberrying .. and I aged 7 or so .. ran the scurrying tyres off my little feet to the bus stop to get back home .. toooooooo frightening .. so not so keen either- but age takes over and sense creeps in .. they be do what they do ..

Better now though .. cheers Hilary

Anonymous said...

when we lived in new mexico my dad killed one almost 6 foot long and as big around as my arm . we had to kill alot of snakes because they loved to stay next to the house to cool off one year at the round up 3 tons of snakes we caught

Snaggle Tooth said...

That poor lil snake! Didn't stand a chance with Pa about... I hear some folks react that way to mice, spiders, n bugs too- like they don't deserve to live.

I've never hated snakes, n had a few I caught of the garden variety when I was young. See up here in New England, there's no native poisonuos species, hence no fear. No one taught me to hate them, either!

Deanna Schrayer said...

Oh Paige, thank goodness it didn't land on you before you saw it! No wonder you don't like snakes. I don't like them either - I stepped on a copperhead, about 8' long no less! - when I was around 7 years old, my aunt smashed it with a hoe and the imprint of its skin was on the rock she killed it on forever. Scary!

Lori said...

I am terrified of snakes..I would have peed my pants..lol...just reading this post made me shiver inside...I go out of my way to avoid them(even pictures of them :)...thanks for stopping by my place today. Happy weekend! :)

karen said...

Oh, shoot. My kids have snakes. They're quite sweet. I don't like to be surprised by them outside, and that's what always happens, right??

Jannie Funster said...

I think I'll be watching every swing set Kelly gets on for the rest of her life, her children and their children's life.

-- not a snake fan in Austin.

xoxo

LauraX said...