Sunday, June 16, 2013

Two (Possibly Related) Stories

Diane Henders confessed to accidentally entertaining a passing driver by pole dancing in her garden.  I should love to run into the motorist and get his side of the story.

It reminded me of two stories from a summer of long long ago, one of which I can verify as I was there and the other which was related to me some years later by someone with absolutely no connection to or knowledge of the first story.

1. In the town in which we were living at the time, lived a store manager with a wife and two daughters ages 6 and 8, a purple station wagon and a new tent trailer which he was hopelessly inept at backing up.  They went on holidays to the mountains.

2. In a campground in the mountains that same summer, a purple station wagon pulling a tent trailer managed to back it into a campsite after a great deal of difficulty.  Two young girls got out and were sent off to play while the couple set up the tent trailer and disappeared inside.  The tent trailer proceeded to rock and roll.  Being improperly set, the one end collapsed spilling the naked couple out on the ground. The door being locked the only way back in was the way they came out.

In five minutes they were dressed, the tent trailer folded down, the girls retrieved from the playground and the purple station wagon disappeared never to be seen again in that campground.

Random coincidence?  We'll never know.


  1. Strange; very strange.

    Blessings and Bear hugs!
    Bears Noting,
    Life in the Urban Forest (poetry).

  2. Good for them: more fun than swatting misquitoes.
    the Ol'Buzzard

  3. I would have thought the other campers would have offered a standing ovation. I know I would have for entertainment of that quality.

  4. Thanks for the mention! And I'm still laughing about the tent trailer story... though uncomfortably. We have a little acreage, on which is a decrepit little travel trailer where we camp overnight. The trailer is perched on the brow of a gentle hill. I've chocked the wheels, but some day... ;-)


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