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Look carefully...at the seemingly small moments...in the constant shaping of souls.- Neal A.Maxwell

just between you and me
this post is rough draft and in progress, likely too rough to read.  I only put it here in hopes it will help me remember to finish it

     Heading out the door tonight, 80+ year old neighbor called to me from her front porch, "I have a just-between-you-and-me something to tell you."  Already late I called back, "As soon as I get home."  Neighbor was still on her porch when I returned.  I walked over, she spread a blanket on the step for me to sit on, I sat, and she started to laugh.  I knew the "something" was going to be good if the laughter came before any words were spoken.  Two sentences into the story had us both laughing.  Still laughing at the end of her story (which I can't write because it was a just-between-you-and-me) I related a story of my own.  Which reminded neighbor of another story which reminded me which reminded her...We told stories for well over an hour - some humorous, some sweet, some serious.  In that hour I was reminded of things I have not thought about for years.
     Neighbor tells her great-grandkids stories about her grandpa when they spend the night.  When my oldest was little his preferred bedtime stories were of when I was little.  Usually he would ask for true stories of when I was little sometimes he would ask for pretend stories of when I was little.  When my second was little he wanted stories about Chicken Licken and his pals Turkey Lurkey and Goosey Loosey.  Usually he was content with whatever story I came up with sometimes he would ask for a story when Chicken Licken was bad.  When my youngest was little we went to a Science Museum where there was a "magic" show done by a chemist.  During the show the chemist mixed some liquids which instantly turned into a big line of foam coming out of the beaker.  The chemist called it "elephant toothpaste".  On the way home from that night I told a story about a baby elephant coming to the museum after all the people left so he could get toothpaste to brush his teeth with.  There on after youngest would ask for baby elephant bedtime stories.  Throughout each childs' storytime span my husband would tell me to write my stories down.  I thought they were to simple and silly and that no one would be interested.  Now I am interested - unfortunately not only can I not remember any of the stories but I can't even imagine I was ever creative enough to come up with a nightly story.
     I can't eat beef, one of my son's can't eat pork.  We eat a lot of poultry at our house.  Every November I cook 8-10 turkeys and then freeze diced turkey meat to be used for soups and casseroles the next few months.  The first November neighbor learned of this she had a dream that every kitchen cupboard she opened had a turkey in it.  The same year I dreamed that I had neighbor and I sit in a foil turkey pan because it could fly like a magic carpet, the only problem was that it was not strong enough to hold our weight so we had to put a cookie sheet underneath BUT the cookie sheet wasn't magic so we had to hang onto it with both hands while in flight.
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