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i am a family physician who was diagnosed with
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Friday, August 27, 2010

snake skin, new kindergartener

my wife she doesnt mind snakes if they keep their distance
this is a story about a snake that still bothers her-she shivers thinking about it

when first moved here was over taking pictures of the house on outside-
before we moved in and started to redo the outside-added a long arbor
in front and in each entry
around back where two walls come together at a right angle noticed
something moving
it was a darn large dark snake climbing up the corner where the buildings
came together
watched it for a while as it eased its way up the wall to the roof
didnt think much of it as we werent living here yet

few weeks later after we moved partially in-we came out on weekends for
awhile-my wife she hung up a hammock that she bought me for my birthday
but she was the one who used it    she likes to sit there and grade papers-kids get
better grades this way

had noticed the snake skin hanging off a plant hanger on the upper deck off
our upstair bed room     didnt remove it as thought would see how long it took her
to find it

was working in yard when heard this terrible scream     helphelpcomeherehelphelp
knew then she had finally noticed the snake skin

never told her about the snake climbing the wall-figured was in enough trouble as
it was

saw something cute as we were driving down the four lane highway to work yesterday
a bus was stopped in the opposite lane with its red lights flashing
this is a busy highway but most people dont mind stopping for the kids to get on the bus

a dad and a young child-she had her pink backpack on- walked down
their driveway together to the bus    

he handed the child off onto the bus when he turned to walk a way
the little girl(probably a kindergartener-school just started here this week)
made a mad dash past the dad and ran up the driveway

the dad patiently ran her down and carried her to the bus
this time he walked her to a seat and gradually walked backwards off the bus

this time the young girl stayed in place

a large number of cars in four lanes were waiting     no one honked or seemed upset
am sure they all smiled and thought back to those days when their
kindergarteners started their first week of school


  1. Do I detect a pensiveness for..... maybe.....GRANDCHILDREN!

  2. dont want to rush it
    have always enjoyed seeing children in my practice

  3. If you need some kids around, just let me know! I'll pack the boys up and send 'em out! They LOVE your house!

  4. only if they can catch snakes and dig holes