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There She Is Boys

Posted on January 11, 2011 at 11:05 PM

A few years ago I decided to take my two teenage boys up Big Fall Creek and show them the house I lived in when I was twelve years old.


"Yep. She's right around this corner, boys", I said, as we broke into a clearing alongside the road.


Where the old house used to set was nothing but waist high grass. The structure had long ago fallen sideways into a pile of bleached timbers, the shingled roof covered with a carpet of lush moss.


"That pile of sticks, Dad?"  asked number one.


"The green hump?", chimed number two.


I sat there a bit, soaking up memories.


"That's pretty cool, Dad." number two said.


"Yep. Home sweet home. Course, it's been a while ago."


"You think our house will look like that in a hundred years?" asked number two.


"No. Might need a coat a paint though." I said, looking out the opposite side into the rapids of Big Fall Creek, which looked as if it would be deep enough for what I should have done years ago.


"No cell phone reception up here, Dad," offers number two.


"It's gets better once the sun goes down." I said.





Categories: Humor, Jip Morgan

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Reply El Roi' Jackson
12:34 AM on January 13, 2011 
A nice short Jipper... I enjoyed the read even as short as it was.
Reply Admin Frank
10:48 AM on January 14, 2011 
hmm... it's a thinker, me thinks. Me likes.