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Friday, November 13, 2009

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Past funny memories I thought id share with you. I was very gullible as a child and sadly sometimes I still can be.My Great Uncle Lenwood was a total cut up/ goof ball if you will.(Practical joker).It's like that was his mission in life was to put one over on ya.  His jokes were never cruel. I was one of his favorites because he got me every time.Now you would think I would have caught on sooner or later. Nope I always fell for the gag. Uncle Lenwood was a real cowboy. He had a huge old tractor to mow the acres and acres of grass land he and Aunt Bervely had. I was 11 years old and he was going to let me drive Bessy, his tractor,his pride and joy.I was SO EXCITED! He gave me instructions as to what he wanted me to do. "Now listen",he said. "When you come around to those plantin' hills pull this lever all the away down and sit back." Do any of you see where this is going? So I did as he said. When  I came around to the plantin' hills I pulled the lever all the way down. Before I could sit all the way back as instructed that sucker flew into high gear and my butt was hanging on for dear life. Now this was funny until we realized 10 minutes later that he forgot to tell me how to stop this contraption. So I ran the tractor round and round till she ran out of gas (IN HIGH GEAR). He tried to yell over the loud motor,but it was no use I couldn't hear a thing. And he surely couldn't catch me.2 hours later the ride ended.My Mammaw,his sister, gave him an ear full for not ridin' with me. He laughed so hard he cried. What a ride.

3 comments:

Jan's Place USA and Mt Forest Pictures said...

Now look at the memory that was created that day!!!

My brother in law put my small child on a snowmobile, and told her how to turn the handle to give it gas, off she went.. no one told her how to stop it either!

I could of wrung his neck, much as your mother probably felt!

RNSANE said...

It certainly must have been a little bit scary! I can't imagine what it felt like, sort of like riding a bucking bronco, out of control!

Kateri said...

Oh, dear! It makes for a great story now, but I can just see your mom being hopping mad at the time!