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Thursday, October 30, 2008

I hate chickens...




...unless they're grilled or fried or barbecued...


But I love Facebook. A childhood friend, LaRonda, recently found me on Facebook, and I am happy to be back in touch with her. How many Sundays did we spend at each other's house after church when we were little? Countless. She was THE BEST piano player. She had the neatest little playhouse in her back yard. She even had a canopy bed. I especially remember her funny little giggle/cackle laugh. What great memories! But I do have one memory that is not soooooooo great...she had pet chickens.


PET CHICKENS!


What in the world!


Who ever heard of such!


So one day I was at her house, and we were outside playing in the yard. I don't remember exactly how it happened, but somehow we were suddenly in the presence of the pet chickens. I remember trying to be so brave and not freak out, but evidently LaRonda sensed my fear. She proceeded to pick up the biggest, ugliest 'ole white chicken in the yard and hurl it right toward me. All I could see was those gigantic, flopping wings and the monstrous claws coming right toward my face.


Don't ask what happened next. I think I have permanently blocked the conclusion of that traumatic event from my memory.


Nearly 30 years later, I still hate chickens.


I hate chicken trucks. I hate chicken houses. I hate the fancy chickens in cages at the DeKalb County VFW fair. I hate ceramic chickens in country kitchens.


But I love Facebook. And I love LaRonda.


...and I forgive her...sigh.....




7 comments:

Anonymous said...

The,,,, You wont do!!!!! what about possums!!!!!!!!!!!!!

TheiaC said...

I don't care for the O'possum,that's a face, but it's nowhere close to level of disgust as the yukky ole white chickens. Perhaps a possum post will make it's way to the blog in the near future...but I must get my camera in working order before I can report on the possum!

TheiaC said...

fact, I mean, not face...

Doris H. said...

Hey Theia!

Was this LaRonda the one from band? I can just picture you two! Too bad you don't have this action on video. You could win America's Funniest Videos.

Tell your Dad hello for JH and me when you talk to him. Ask him if he remembers when he, Fobbus, JH, and I sank the boat at Six Flags on a band trip! That really would have been great on video!

Keep up your writing. You do a great job. You really should consider trying to publish some of them. The rite of womanhood would be great in The Guidepost magazine.

Take care. Come see us sometimes!

DH

Anonymous said...

Hey Theia!
This is SO strange! I just wrote you a long email and sent it, then thought hey, I'll check to see if her Dolly pictures are up. I had already been thinking about the chicken episode over the last few days. Then when the chicken video was at the top, I thought oh , I should have mentioned the chickens! Then I started reading....I had no idea you still remembered how cruel I could be! I just remember you squealing....
And I'm thankful for your forgiveness....

Hi Doris. Yep, it's me.

Toodles,
LaRonda

TheiaC said...

...you DO remember!!!

Regarding Dolly pics, my camera is still dead...trying to communicate with Kodak for the warranty...yippee...

Deedra said...

As a chicken farmer (seriously!) this post hurts me a little.

LOL.

Not really. But, I do like chickens better than I like some people...they are good listeners, and if they get in your way, you just give 'em a good kick! haha!