Thursday, December 30, 2021

12-30-2000, Saturday, Becomes 12-30-2021, Thursday: the Squirrel Saga (published 12-30-2021; article #286)


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

I caught wind of the invading squirrel. Hearing about this squirrel saga helped me today. Thanks, second 'cuz!

Y'all click, watch, and listen to “Ray Stevens - 'The Mississippi Squirrel Revival' (Music Video),” raystevensmusic (YouTube), 7/14/2009 You will enjoy a good laugh! I did!

12/30/2000, Saturday

On Saturday, 12/30/2000, 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 northeast. The high was only 15 degrees Fahrenheit. The frozen ground crunched as we walked on it. (The crunchy ground reminded me of Russia.) Many members of the Fearghail clan and 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. We were trying to warm up, eat a bite, and endure the day.

12/30/2021, Thursday

Today, 12/30/2021, about 2 PM, I was remembering the details of that cold Saturday on 12/30/2000. I had already hauled off the trash. Mrs. Appalachian Irishman had already gone to and returned from the grocery store. Then, she headed over to visit her Dad, sister, our niece, the three cats, and the “cat dog.” They live about three miles away. She's still there. Today, the spring weather in winter 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 caught wind that my second 'cuz, in Georgia, was having trouble with an invading squirrel! My mind ran straight to the Ray Stevens song, to which I've already linked.

The Squirrel

Free photograph by Camille Cox from Pexels.

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


Thanks, 'cuz, for helping me get over my pensive state, as I remembered the sadness of 12/30/2000. I needed to hear about your squirrel saga today! I think that I'll get off here, to call your mother, my first 'cuz, in a few minutes.

What do you know? At 3:57 PM, the sun finally came out! Let's go bask in the light! Maybe Molly (our ol' puppy) wants to play in the yard!

Are y'all ready for the Light to return? I am. I have been ready for a long time!

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.