Monday, September 7, 2009

Something new from the strip pit area

When we were passing through the strip pits this weekend, I spotted something new....this toy tractor perched on top of this post. Every where I look, I see a story wanting to be told with no one to tell it. It is probably at least a mile to any house near this post...and no one has lived any closer in years and years so how did this wind up here. I figure it has been lost, and someone else found it and perched it up there so it could possibly be found again.

It reminds me of a story about one of my nieces....when she was young, she had a bear that went with her everywhere she went. I can't remember how old she was, but at least not in school. At least I am almost positive she wasn't in school. Her mom and her had went to town...not sure but possibly her grandma, too. But for some reason I think it was just her and her mom. They go, they come back home, and no bear returned with them. I don't remember how long it took to discover the bear wasn't with them, but soon as they discovered it, they backtracked and went back to town, to where they were parked and found him sitting on top of a parking meter! Thank God for kind samaritans that know children!

I didn't ask for permission to tell this story, but I don't think she will mind....specially since no names have been mentioned.


Anonymous said...

I know what you mean, there's never anyone around to tell that story! It's a shame!

Carletta said...

In third grade I remember being shown a row of pictures lined up in the chalk tray. We had to choose one and write about it. I can remember the picture to this day - a woman in a silver spacelike suit. :)
Maybe you should tell this story of the tractor Rose.
Cindy always carried a blanket with her. We forgot it in a hotel room and way down the road when she needed a nap we realized and drove all the way back. It was wrapped in the sheets from the room already down at the laundry.

George said...

This had a much happier ending than the stuffed dog my son lost when he was about four. We had gone to Chimney Rock in North Carolina and although the dog went with us, he didn't come home with us. I went back, but never did find it.

EG CameraGirl said...

It's wonderful when someone cares enough to put a lost loved item in a place where it can be easily found. NICE story!

Betsy Banks Adams said...

What a neat story, Rose. People can be nice, can't they????? It's too bad that some child didn't find his toy tractor though..

Hope Bright Eyes is feeling better. Hope she doesn't pass her cold around --like kids do!!!!!


This Is My Blog - fishing guy said...

Rose: That was a neat story and great that the tragedy was averted.

Small City Scenes said...

Sweet story. I do that when I find things--usually toys. I set it on something for two reasons--hoping someone will find it and because it looks kinda neat sitting there. MB

Mary said...

You tell good stories. I hope you are writing them all down for your children and grandchildren. Start a book now for Lorelei! I had a similar true story...our daughter left her favorite bear in Ohio one year and we had to get an aunt to mail it back to her, so I turned it into a children's story about a little bear who was lost and didn't know how to get home :-) One of two stories I wrote for my daughter.