Tina and Bev were visiting me
in the apartment, and they were giggling. All at once
they made me jump. With all the giggling, I did not know
what they were doing. It happened a couple of times
before I realized that they were sliding their feet
across the carpet to make static electricity.
Ruth phoned to say that
she was getting a baby and I said, "Youíre pregnant?"
Ruth said, "No, weíre getting a baby on Wednesday." I
was so excited, I couldnít think straight.
When I had the trailer at
Mink Lake I would have the grandchildren for a visit -
played cards, all kinds of games. I always said one at a
time. I donít know what happened, but one time, on a
Friday night, I had two of them, Bev and Julie. I made
peach upside-down cake for supper and each had some and
I also had a good piece. Lorraine and Tina came up and
had some too. During the night, up on the top bunk, one
of them, Bev I think, got sick. I got up and changed the
sheets and the whole bit and then a bit later there goes
Julie Ė so then I had to change the sheets again. The
next morning I had to go to town to do the laundry. They
blamed it on the peach upside down cake, but nobody else
was sick. Julie says she still cannot eat a peach.
At the trailer I had a
candy dish on the shelf by the table. The kids would
sneak in and grab a candy, hide it and run out with it.
They thought I hadnít seen. The odd time I would let
them know I had seen them.
When Mike was visiting, he
found some bugs that eat the leaves off plants
(earwigs). So we put a board down by the fire and after
awhile he said, "Bring the spray." He would lift the
board and Iíd spray them. Then he would wait a while and
lift the board again and say, "Spray them again,
Don and Keith were up to
put a porch on the trailer and David and Ken were there
too. As they had worked so hard, they talked me into
getting them a case of beer. I was stupid enough to go
and get it. When I got back, they showed me another case
of beer in someoneís car trunk. (Editorís note: Mom did
not notice the two cases that we had already consumed.)
David and Don with new porch