Thursday, February 3, 2011

My Redneck Family

Many years ago I brought a friend that was visiting from Colombia on a road trip up north to see my parents. I wanted him to see beautiful northern Minnesota.  We stopped at my sister Kim's house to visit and go ice skating on her pond.  She has a picture winow in her living room overlooking her yard.

This is the view from her living room.

Here's what it looks like in winter.

Anyway, we were all sitting in her living room, gazing at the view.  Right outside the picture window, Kim set up a birdfeeder so she could watch the birds from her couch.  A tiny chipmunk scampered across the roof of her porch, eating the birdseed.  I think my Colombian friend liked that the best.  We stared and stared at God's beautiful creation, as it ate and scampered and ate and scampered.

Suddenly "KAPOW!" the chipmunk fell over dead.  My sister shot it from her bedroom window.  Apparently the dirty varmints had been stealing her birdfeed for years and she'd had it.  You should have seen poor Ricardo's face.  It was kind of like this scene from the movie Australia:




Now that I think of it, poor Ricardo actually DID get to "see" beautiful northern Minnesota.

5 comments:

SeanBahr said...

that's awesome. poor dude will forever remember that moment. someone's gotta teach those damn dirty chipmunks a lesson tho. I mean stealing right from her birdfeeder?! the nerve.

Hanna said...

Um, it's not just the birdseed silly people. It's all the havoc and destruction and filth they bring with them.

Kim said...

Hanna, I love you. You're the best! Love, Mom

Johnny Appleseed said...

One time when I was in a terrible blizzard and had to make camp in the Northern Forest... I would've died rather sudden had it not been for a chipmunk and a Squirrel that had come to my aid. The squirrel fed me walnuts and the chipmunk would throw snow at my mouth with his tail, Keeping me hydrated and awake. The squirrel would do the dishes and wash my jacket and the chipmunk would read to me at night and wake me for breakfast every day... If your gonna be a specist dictator, please let the animals take care of themselves. They do care for one another. It's so beautiful... tear...

prettiest sister said...

Kady, this is a good story! and thanks for the Australia video comparison.

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...