Thursday, December 30, 2021

12-30-2000, SATURDAY, BECOMES 12-30-2021, THURSDAY (published 12/30/21; article #286)


I have a second 'cuz, the daughter of one of my first 'cuzs, who lives in Georgia. (Go Dawgs! I'm still mad at my Dawgs, for letting Alabama whip them in the SEC Championship Game.) This 'cuz and her feller are, apparently, having trouble with an invading squirrel. They live in Atlanta, Georgia. That's too far a drive, for me to help them, in a timely manner.

I caught wind of the invading squirrel. I recon that hearing this squirrel saga helped me today. Thanks, second 'cuz!

Y'all click this here YouTube link at “Ray Stevens - "The Mississippi Squirrel Revival" (Music Video)!” I figure that you will get a good laugh, as I did!

12/30/2000, Saturday

On 12/30/2000, Saturday, the graveside service, for Mom (Betty Lou Wood Ferrell, 11/24/1932 - 12/27/2000), was at 1 PM. The weather was cloudy and cold, with a brisk wind from the north/northeast. The high had to have been no more than about 15 decrees. The frozen ground crunched, as we walked on it. (The crunchy ground reminded me of Russia.) Many members of the Fearghail clan, with several good friends, endured the service.

About 2 PM, that day, we (Dad, brothers and their families, other family, Mrs. Appalachian Irishman, and I) were at the homeplace, trying to warm up, eat a bite, and endure the day.

12/30/2021, Thursday

On 12/30/2021, about 2 PM, I was remembering the details of 12/30/2000. I had already hauled trash. Mrs. Appalachian Irishman had already gone to the grocery store and returned. Then, she had headed over to visit her Dad, sister, our niece, the three cats, and the “cat dog.” They live about three miles away from here. She's still there. The spring weather in winter today is a warm contrast to the definite winter of 12/30/2000. To folks in this area, did you enjoy that spring thunder storm last evening? We did.

While I was just “sottin'” here thinkin', as I've said, I had caught wind that my second 'cuz, in Georgia, was having trouble with an invading squirrel! My mind ran straight to the Ray Stevens song, which I've already linked before.


Free Photo by Camille Cox from Pexels

The above photograph may be the perpetrator! He looks like he was ready to jump inside, 'cuz!


Thanks, 'cuz, for helping me get over my state of remembering 12/30/2000, on 12/30/2021! I needed your squirrel saga today!

I think I'll get off here, to call your mother, my first 'cuz, here in a few minutes. What do you know? At 3:57 PM, the sun is out finally! Let's go see the light! Maybe Molly doggy is looking to play with me a while too! Are y'all ready for the Light? I am, and I have been, for a long while!

1 comment:

M. Fearghail said...

Later, I called my first 'cuz – the mother of my second 'cuz, who had been enduring her squirrel saga. We talked just over an hour and a half, on various topics. I'm glad that my first 'cuz is doing well enough. She has a sharp mind and a strong will, by which she continues to take on the various good and bad events in life.