Sunday, January 18, 2009


So much going on right now . . . but the chickens are good. Sami is getting bigger, getting better at crowing. He's still a baby though. They all are.

Trying to get back into writing by taking a creative non-fiction class. So far, not feeling incredibly creative, but I think the exercises are good for me. I think . . .

Today, I was doing some research for a piece where I'll intertwine the sound of my grandmother saying grace with Vin Scully announcing a game. Researching a baseball transcript was simple compared to trying to reconstruct what Fern used to say. I can remember snippets but not the whole thing, and since I felt like I needed a little more, I spent most of the afternoon using key phrases to google prayers. Found some useful stuff, but this of course is my favorite:

There once was a cock and a hen,
Who gave lunch to a goose in a pen.
"Good Lord" said the goose,
"Bless this food for our use
And us to thy service. Amen."

Fern never said that, but she did have a lot of chicken figurines and crockery (which I inherited), so it's somehow fitting. And probably how I ended up with a lot of live chickens.


Not-So-Normal-Mom said...

I don't think my mamaw ever said grace, unless she had a friend named Grace. She did, however, say things like "I'm gonna snatch you bald-headed" and I'm gonna beat you like a red-headed step-child."

feral chick said...

Hahahahahahaha. Sometimes grace felt like that. Ever read Sherman Alexie? He has this great piece where what people say always means something else. If I were I good person, I'd remember. If I were I better person, I'd look it up. Note to self: reread Alexie. . . .

Anonymous said...

Dumb dumb and dumber. Get a like kido's or see you on a hot plate of justice.