a horse of course

Mother’s Day. 1984. Of course she remembers. It was the year Billy and I brought home a dead horse.

Read It: You can’t make this stuff up.

We were going to take it to school for ‘show and tell’. Lucky we showed it to momma first.

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  • LisaBinDaCity
    May 15, 2006 at 12:03

    It’s amazing the way kids think! And I bet your mother never forgot that day 🙂

  • Amanda
    May 15, 2006 at 14:55

    wow, and my mom thought the flower/weeds I brought her (that she she was allergic to) were bad… 😉

  • Trixie
    May 15, 2006 at 16:27

    Oh my gosh, what an adventure! That’s a great story!

  • windblownbutterfly
    May 15, 2006 at 17:39

    There you go again, making us want to hear the rest of the story….


  • Dawn (webmiztris)
    May 15, 2006 at 23:15

    lol! I bet you guys thought you’d be famous!

  • Bre
    May 16, 2006 at 2:17

    Ahh show and tell – I often wonder what teachers are thinking when they open up that door! Great story!

  • allison
    May 16, 2006 at 4:25

    Not at all where I expected that story to go.

    Those, I find, are always the best.

  • Buffy
    May 16, 2006 at 5:35

    Dawn you’re right. We totally thought we’d be famous. Maybe even get on Bonzo the Clown’s show. Ahhhh…youth.

  • Bernita
    May 16, 2006 at 11:38

    Must be the size that matters – or else I’m naturally deficient. Let my kid take a squirrel skull to school for show n’ tell.

  • Fitzgerald
    May 16, 2006 at 13:55

    hahahaha! that’s hilarious!

  • kerri anne
    May 16, 2006 at 20:06

    Ah, I miss “show and tell.” Horse bones would have been an awesome (albeit a little disturbing) edition to the s & t. I once brought in a birds nest with eggs I found on the way to school. Yeah, I wasn’t so eco-friendly in the fourth grade.

  • supine
    May 16, 2006 at 23:23

    Oh WOW. That skull must’ve been as big as you guys were. I respect your mom for not running screaming into the next county!

  • Lydia
    May 16, 2006 at 23:57

    That is insane. I’m impressed you could *carry* a horse skull at 8 years old. They’re all big and whatnot. You must have been DETERMINED to show off that dinosaur! 🙂 🙂 🙂

  • Ken
    May 17, 2006 at 0:04

    Yo, ay! At least you didn’t put it in bed wit her, huh? Ya know what I’m sayin? Fughedaboudit…

  • joey
    May 17, 2006 at 4:22

    too crazy! you really can’t make that s*it up.

  • Buffy
    May 17, 2006 at 5:42

    Supine & Lydia…the skull did seem huge to me. And this is exactly why we thought it was a dinosaur. I carried it home in a pillow case thrown over my back. We carried everything in pillow cases back then. The wonder tote.

  • Jay
    May 17, 2006 at 7:23

    That was an excellent story. Your poor Mom though. I mean, as a parent, you just can’t even dream up the kind of things your kids will get into.

  • amanda
    May 17, 2006 at 14:08

    YIKES! i will have to read the attached, because i can’t imagine how two children could bring home a horse. intrigued!

  • Uisce
    May 17, 2006 at 14:34

    Wow that’s about 20% creepy but 80% very intriguing!! 🙂

  • David
    May 17, 2006 at 15:21

    LOL! I love that your mom was a regular June Cleaver in that she believed bleach was next to holiness! Great story…

  • wisbo
    May 17, 2006 at 17:04

    Strange but rivetting 😉

    I know an old lady who swollowed a horse……

  • Amy
    May 17, 2006 at 17:15

    Geez,and I thought eating a worm is the worst thing a child could do when left to his/her own devices! 😉

  • Lynn
    May 18, 2006 at 1:40

    I can’t relate to this at all…I grew up in a cul de sac. Sounds kinda fun, a real childhood.

  • MsCreativity
    May 18, 2006 at 8:17

    Thanks for visiting my blog. Great story btw! 🙂

  • bossy britches
    May 18, 2006 at 15:19

    haha, that is too funny;)

  • Bone
    May 19, 2006 at 0:00

    I remember seeing some bones in the woods one time when I was a kid. The difference is, I didn’t load them up and take them home 🙂