Chickens in the Basement

I love to write and I love to laugh. When I write, I get to the point quick. My stories would fit on the back of a postcard. They usually make me chuckle. And you know what they say, "It's all about me!"

Monday, May 10, 2010

It Runs in the Family!

When my cousin, Trey, was about 10 years old, she was cutting the grass and accidentally ran over a frog. Seeing frog guts spray from the mower upset her, so she went to tell her dad what had happened. Larry, having a tremendous sense of humor, listened to Trey's story then yelled, "Frog murderer!" She immediately burst into tears. This is another one of those family stories that get told over and over. Trey is now 45 years old and still the frog murderer.

Well, as of today, she is not alone!

The temperature in North Carolina was downright cold this morning. I had to wait until lunch time for it to be warm enough for me to head out. Since our fire pit was full of clippings, weeds and fallen limbs, I thought I would light it to make room for more limbs I would be cutting today. Everything in the pit was dry, so once the match was lit, flames filled the air.

I went about my chores of moving dirt, pulling grape vines off of fences, trimming low hanging branches and cutting the grass. When I returned to pile more on the fire pit, I found this...

I, too, am a frog murderer. I'm so sorry little frog! I didn't mean to kill you...and your little friend, too!

Okay, now that I have freaked you out with a cremated frog photo, have a look at my froggy birdbath. If these frogs were alive, they would be so happy!

23 comments:

From the Kitchen said...

I simply could not resist a "visit" for a blog entitled "Chickens in the Basement"! I've never known anyone with a pet rooster. You must have a great sense of humor.

Best,
Bonnie

Linda said...

Oh no, had you but know you could have had 'frog legs'. That was bad I know!!!

Little Messy Missy said...

OMG... I shouldn't laugh! They are in froggy heaven!

Sharon said...

I did a double take on the frog, I must say! LOL! Then I really looked and thought maybe it was one of those cast iron "pie" frogs.

You have my hmmm, macbre, hmmm, weird, hmmm, goofy sense of humor!

Midcenturymadam said...

Oops! It was an accident. Wasn't it??

Cat said...

Oh my...whoops :) Guess it does run in the family!

1950's_atomic_ranch_house said...

Oh my... When I had two ponds, I thought it would be "neat" to add a few tadpoles to them.

That is until they grew up and started croaking alllllll night long. lol...

Well, it's in that big pond in the sky. =D

Barbara said...

Man, I can't believe you grilled frog legs and didn't call me. Harumph!

Anne - Fiona and Twig said...

Never a dull moment around here, that's for sure! ;-)

Hugs,
Anne

Maggie B said...

Are you sure you weren't BBQ'ing French style. Frogs legs and snails yummy!
LOL!
~Maggie~

Jennifer said...

You wacky woman - ewww, and then I thought about my sense of humor for a second and almost wrote (but I do love frogs legs in garlic butter) but that would be off color wouldn't it? Yuck! Jennifer

Anna's Basement said...

LOL!!! You are too funny!

miniannalee said...

I guess I too am a frog murderer.
:( I love frogs. The other day on my way home from Walmart a big frog was hopping across the road in front of my car. I swerved to avoid him but he decided to turn around and my drivers side tires ran right over him. bump bump... I said I was sorry out loud but I doubt he heard me. I felt so bad about it.

Chicken Boys said...

You are sick, sick, sick! You killed a frog, laughed about it, then got everyone else laughing!
~Randy

Amber Von Felts said...

You could dress him up in a little top hat and tux and mount him on a piece of wood...they sell 'em in Mexico, I'm just sayin'.

red.neck chic said...

I'm laughing when I shouldn't be... but I'm laughing any way! And Linda - frog legs - ROFLMBO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

And smoked snail! yeah! Gourmet dinner for sure!!!

I like your bird bath!!! LOL

;-) robelyn
(I'm resuming my laughter)

Chickens in the Basement said...

I'm afraid to touch it. I imagine the ashes are just waiting for a strong wind which will cause it collapse! I don't want to be the cause of that. I've already done enough damage!

Ninny said...

Hilarious!!!! You are soooo funny!!


Liz

dobco said...

Good to get back to blogging today! I was in HIgh Point last week at my daughter's house. I really need to get busy and post something new! Love your frog story. My oldest daughter Amanda ran over a rat and we called her the rat killer for awhile...she is not amused with the story!

Kelly Aaron Mosaics said...

Oh, my gosh! A frog and a snail! I'm sure your cousin is now happy that she's not the only one in the family. Love the birdbath!

cupotea said...

Awww poor froggies - oddly eough I also lawn mowered a frog as a youngster! Accidentally!

Dina said...

Thank you for the laugh. Squirrels are what seem to be what I manage to get every time. I love a good story. Will be checking in for more stories soon.
Dina
smushiandbee.blogspot.com

Cheetah Velour said...

It's only frog murder if you meant to do it. Since it was clearly an accident then it's frogslaughter!