I got a whole bunch of giggles, chuckles and wide smiles out of all your captions for the picture of little Chickie Mama and her dad taken about 37 years ago. Thanks much to all of you for taking the time to comment with a caption.
Chicken Mama and I thought any of your captions would have been good but we were in agreement that Jenyfer Matthews had the one that rose to the top.
"Sure I'll help you cut a switch . . . What's a switch?"
Congratulations, Jen. You'll have to let me know what's the best way to get the Chicken Mama Designs 2011 Calendar to you way over there in Cairo, Egypt!
The picture was taken the summer we moved up to our property here in Minnesota. We had arrived a day or two earlier on one of our numerous moving trips, and I was in the house trailer with the little one unloading boxes and trying to find places to put all the stuff.
When I tore my attention from the task at hand, I noticed our daughter taking off her pants. I asked why she was doing that and she said she had to go to the bathroom.
Our "bathroom" was a biffy (outhouse) we had constructed back in Illinois and hauled up here in sections after we first purchased the property seven years previously. When considering a location for the biffy, hubby insisted on nestling it (down what I considered a long path) in the woods hidden from the house. So our then two-year old had to have an escort on trips to the "bathroom."
I didn't want to stop what I was doing so I called to Papa Pea who was working outside, asking if he would take his daughter to the biffy. I truly don't remember what he was doing but it must have been trimming brush or making kindling or some such thing because of the hand ax he was carrying.
So this shot is of them, hand in hand, heading off toward the biffy.
The pup in the foreground of the picture is our first dog, Gussie, who made all the trips with us when we moved. She was ten then and lived to be twelve.
My mom liked this picture so much that she had it enlarged to a framed 5" x 7" and had it on an end table in their Illinois home for many years. And it now appears on the little square for Father's Day on Chicken Mama Designs 2011 Calender.
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