I was born living in the country.
Most of my childhood was spent in the country.
I thought I would spend my whole life in the country but then when I turned 14 the dreaded, the feared, the inconceivable move to town happened.
Our family had outgrown our little country house by quite a lot and we need more elbow space. (Literally, we could barely move our elbows without hitting something…my funny bone was losing its sense of humor.) So the larger, “town house” seemed like a sensible idea. Right?
Oh huh uh…very wrong.
Don’t be confused here, we loved our town house. It was pretty. It was big. It had 2 bathrooms, and soft, luscious carpet. But it was NOT in the country.
And this, my friends caused problems.
We had lived in town no more than a week when My Dad runs from the house in the middle of the night, wearing his pajamas, and carrying a gun to shoot at the coyotes that were loudly howling at the moon. I know this for a fact because me and my siblings were sittin’ on the roof, spittin’ tobaccy, and gettin’ ready to go and skin us a coon.
Just kidding, we weren’t really doing that…I just thought it sounded appropriate.
Needless to say, our family is not quite cut out for the “city life.” So, naturally we moved back out to the country as fast as we could.
We can’t help it.
We just love the country, with its open fields and beautiful front porch views, and to be quite honest, we love the isolation. Does that make us odd?
Oh, well. I can handle being odd. Especially if it means that…
We get a mailbox! (Maybe it makes me odd if I get excited about a mailbox? But can you blame me? I mean, it’s turquoise for crying out loud!)
Everybody was so excited about our new mailbox that it was decided it must be painted to stand out from its fellow mailboxes.
I know a mailbox isn’t exactly a qualification for living in the country but it is to us. Because we have never had one before…and we all love it, and check it three times a day…as a family. Amen.
Peace, Love, & I’m gonna go ring a chickens neck now…
I’m kind of not kidding.