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Sunday, May 21, 2006

A Lamb's Tail

When Daddy left for work every day, he'd give Mama a peck on the lips and she'd always say, "Be careful, and don't work too hard!"

And he'd say, "I'll be back in two shakes of a lamb's tail!"

I guessed that meant quickly, as, in a flash. Hmmm.

This one is short, so you can read it quickly, in two shakes of a lamb's tail, and go on about your business.


Bart said...

Joyce,one of your older posts showed photos of your grandfather in the 4th level of the Kelly Mine in Red Mountain (Osdick), California. The Rand Desert Museum in Randsburg, California would like to have the name of your grandfather. We would also appreciate copies of any old photos and rememberances of your family of their time in Red Mountain. You may contact me at hafdog@aol.com.
Thanks for your consideration.

J. Bart Parker
Rand Desert Museum

Anonymous said...

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