Sunday, September 26, 2010

Have I ever told you.........

That I believe in Bigfoot? Yup, I'm one of the card carrying, certified nutso folks who think there is an unidentified hairy creature out in the woods. I've been fascinated my entire life by this overly large mysterious biped. As a child I had an experience that cemented forever that something is out there. We lived in a trailer next to my grandparents home. Every winter our plumbing would freeze up and we would have to run next door for baths and such. I was about eight yrs old and took my little sister with me to get a Saturday night bath in preparation for church the next morning. My grandparents had gone out for the evening so we didn't feel in any particular hurry to let others use the one and only bathroom for 9 people. I got my sister all clean and was just about finished myself when I looked up at the window. I could see an outline of a large head and shoulders framed in the moonlight. I quickly dried us off got our jammies on and hustled through the house and made those 15 steps to our door like a skittish antelope being chased by a cougar. I told my dad about the man in the window. I don't know what he did after that. But here is why this experience is more than just a peeper incident. That window has to be close to 8ft off the ground outside. No normal man could have just been looking in the window without a ladder and I would have heard that. Besides, the head and shoulders were much too big to be a person.

Monday, September 13, 2010

I'm too old for school

I've been in school for Walmart for the last couple of weeks. Each week we have a "snapshot". Code for test. I guess they are used to people like me who sort of freak about exams and the like. Anyway, I have one of these "snapshots" tomorrow morning. I should be studying but my brain just doesn't seem to want to absorb anything anymore. I've been handed a lot of new information and it's not as easy as it was when I was younger to learn. Who knew? I think that birthday sneaking up on me at the end of the week might be a better indicator of my age than I thought. I thought I was pulling a fast one and had everyone fooled that I was still in my 20's. Guess not. Stagnation is not a good situation. Brain exercise is now being added to my weekly routine. These youngsters in the class with me are not going to get better grades than me and that is all there is to it. I may just have to pull an old fashioned college try and stay up all night. Oh that'll happen. LOL!