#SOL21: Stories

A cookie story. Cookies made by a spouse. Cookies that presented a challenge. To the plain-speaking recipient, “Can I take these home? I’ll drill a hole in them and use them as washers.”

Sisters listening intently.

Sisters side by side.

One liked to drive the tractor.

The other not so much.

Sisters listening intently.

One brother came and collected him after school using the argument that, “he was needed at home for chores and he was late.” They left without another word.

Sisters naming the cows.

Bonnie and Sweet Pea

in their stanchions.

Knowing their own spaces.

Something like this . . . times 9.

Sisters listening intently.

Sometimes adding comments.

Sometimes asking questions.

Always laughing

While sisters listened intently?

Getting in Trouble? Nahh!

But there was that story about tying the tails of two cows together. And yes, it was a problem when they tried to leave the barn at the same time and the door wasn’t open quite wide enough. Or even how while tied together, that tail felt like a billy club instead of an easy “swish, swish, swish” while milking.

A few stories shared in great detail.

Perfect company.

Perfect grouping.

Listening.

Laughing!

What stories do you tell? What stories do you remember hearing? What makes a story memorable for you?

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8 responses

  1. Sisters listening. Sisters laughing. Good company. Good feelings.

    1. The fun in gathering as family to celebrate our days together!!!

  2. Stories that touch my heart and those oments which bring us all together.. But unfortunately some bad moments are memorable too. But that is life, the good and the bad together..

    1. So true. Sometimes we gather around for sad events, but we need to celebrate our time together!

  3. This line made me happy – Sisters side by side.
    So glad you got to be with your sister IN-PERSON.
    Being raised in the suburbs, I loved this cow tail story!
    We are gathering with family IN-PERSON next month.
    Your story makes me want to LISTEN and share stories!!
    Thanks for the inspiration today.

    1. Sally,
      So many stories. The three of us sisters were together and in this case I was really listening to my mom and aunt. The dynamics of brothers and sisters, not just parents! Trying to hold onto every minute left with the aunts and uncles!

  4. It is always a joy when family members can get together. The stories just seem to flow – one sparking another sparking another. Time passes quickly.

    1. And stories about as well as from our elders . . . Who do we match in personalities?
      And yes, time passes quickly!

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