It was getting late in the day so we picked up something for supper, and some ice cream, and started home. We were not far from home when "Poppy" called, asking, "where are you"?? It was getting dark outside and he couldn't get the rooster to go in the lot. He said, "the chickens all scatter when I go out. You'd think I was going out to kill them"!! Funny how the chickens know who takes care of them! Anyway, we got home, grabbed a load of stuff out of the car and carried it inside, and I went back out and called the rooster. He had been pacing back and forth so when I opened the gate he hurried right in cackling and carrying on like he was late flying up on the roost! Oh, that just brought back a memory of my daddy.
Years ago when I was a little girl, daddy used to say at bedtime, "I'm fixing to fly up on the roost"! Sometimes he would say "I'm fixing to hit the hay"! He always made me laugh. Oh my, "enjoy and appreciate your parents while you have them. " I miss my mom and my dad every day, and the older I get, the more I remember things that they did and things that they said to me. How I would love to go back and have a day with them again!
This picture is of mama, daddy, and me at Natural Bridge, Virginia in the mid 1940's! I remember being so afraid that daddy would let me fall over that wall..
I didn't mean to go from shopping, to chickens, to old memories...Thank you, if you stayed long enough to read this.