Wednesday, July 6, 2011

the short version of the story

carol (left) & me (right)
my twin sister and i are
country mouse
and city mouse
she can walk to and from a
grocery store
faster than i can drive to one
i have dirt roads
forest
mountains
spring water
deer
she has
museums
coffee shops
high schools that offer mandarin chinese
target
sidewalks
she visited this week
and stayed with mom and dad
i was up early tuesday morning
and found a frantic email from her
a portion:
...at least two humans came
close enough to mom and dads to
trip the motion sensor light.
They made bad imitation animal calls to
each other....
what? why didn't she call someone????
i was there before 8:00
she had recorded the
robbers or teenagers
on her phone and played
the sounds for me...
owls
she heard owls
i.love.this.woman.

the thursday-friday links:

emily at in the hush of the moon for imperfect prose
beki at the rusted chain for fingerprint friday
studio jru for sneak peek friday

22 comments:

  1. Ummm.....I can totally relate to your sister! I am a total city girl at heart!

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  2. Hi Kendal. Its great you have this relationship with your sister. I always wanted a sister. Oh well, I am grateful though for all the spiritual sisters God has given me.
    God bless
    Tracy

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  3. Oh, this was such fun! Something tells me you will be telling the long version of the story during family gatherings for years to come.

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  4. *laughing* Thank you for sharing! :)

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  5. Whenever you talk about your sister, I miss mine!

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  6. Oh my word!!! I didn't know you have a twin sister. That's awesome. And I love this story...that is so funny!!!!

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  7. That is hilarious!

    So sorry that I haven't been to visit for a while - life gets very busy when you go back to school. Love seeing the pic of you and your sis though :-)

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  8. oh, you ladies, you are beautiful! and you make me laugh :)

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  9. Oh you girls are precious!! Just precious. :o)

    ♥Jazmin

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  10. I LOVE it! Thanks for putting a smile on my face today!

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  11. Owls...That's funny. I know when I first stayed out in the country my first question upon hearing the coyotes was if they could get in the house. Now my husband continues to bug me about the door opening coyotes.

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  12. this is awesome. you two make me smile up big.

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  13. What a beautiful story to read before I head off to my city life. With wit and humor I have a giggle and smile upon my face with this story. Thank you for sharing. May my day be filled with such light humor all day long.
    Glad your mom and dad are fine and it was just some owls.
    Blessings

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  14. That is sooo funny! I am not a fan of strange noises in the night, so I feel for her ;)

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  15. Awe...I didn't know you were a twin! So awesome...and the contrasts...so amazing.

    Lovely story though. =)

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  16. What a cute story. I've always been fascinated with twins. Love the picture.

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  17. Two sisters...so alike...so different yet so alike...I like your necklaces. :)

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  18. That is hilarious! I love it! Owls!!

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  19. it sounds like the two sides of me! :0
    :)
    xo

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  20. it sounds like the two sides of me! :0
    :)
    xo

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  21. OK at the beginning I was a little worried and on the edge of my seat hoping everything was OK-and then I got to the end. Now I want to hear the long version of the story. And I have to say that owls do sound pretty scary; pretty, but sometimes scary :)

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  22. I am a city girl who cherishes country moments...

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