Friday, January 21, 2011
Being Independent & Self-Sufficient
ADDENDUM: For purposes of family history, there seems to be a discrepancy in the story. As we grow older, memories fade and stories blur together. Cheri remembers that it was Rick dragging the hose. I remember dragging the hose, and Dad teasing me about it. Maybe I helped Rick drag it for a while??? I have no explanation other than to say I was only about 4, so maybe Cheri's memory is better than mine on this. This reminds me of the wringer washer that I was shocked on as a kid. Mom told me I got a shock because it wasn't grounded. I know it happened because I didn't know what the term "grounded" meant until many years later. However, none of my three siblings ever remember Mom (or either of my grandmothers) owning a wringer washer. It will remain a mystery -- but it did happen because Mom told me it wasn't "grounded."