A couple of days ago, Chicken Mama and Apple Pie Gal (currently known in some circles as Chicken Pot Pie Gal) had a conversation going in Chicken Mama's comments section. Apple Pie Gal, who has a copy of Chicken Mama Designs 2011 Calendar said she especially liked the little pictures on Mother's Day and Father's Day.
The Mother's Day picture is of me (taken about 38 years ago) holding an eager to stand up and get moving Chicken Mama in our kitchen in Illinois. The Father's Day picture was taken the summer we moved up here to Minnesota when Chicken Mama was two years old.
What a summer that was. We made nine round trips to move ourselves and all our household furnishings, farm equipment and animals up here. It was a 10-12 hour trip one way depending on our load. We had a trusty old truck and a flat bed and a high-sided trailer that we pulled depending on the load.
Our little two-year old Chicken Mama made every single trip with us strapped in her car seat. And she never, ever complained or got cranky. She ate a lot of yummy snacks. And played with toys and books. And slept a lot. (I suppose the vodka in her sippy cup helped, too.) Actually, she was very used to the trip by that summer because she made her first one up here when she was three weeks old. And many more after that before we finally secured a job and moved.
But back to the picture. Here it is.
I'd like to invite all of you witty readers to write a caption for the picture. Chicken Mama has graciously offered to send a copy of her 2011 beautiful calendar to the writer of the caption that she and I pick as the weener. After the grand prize is awarded I'll tell you the story of the circumstances surrounding the picture.
Okay, put on your thinking caps! You never know what will appeal to our combined quirky senses of humor. Deadline for receiving captions will be this coming Monday night at 8 p.m. Go for it. The calendar is gorgeous and worth trying for.
The train to Looneyville is picking up speed.
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