Friday, February 5, 2021

Too Soon, On The Heels Of Cookiegate?

Sweet Gummi Mary! Such a surprise at the Mansion on Thursday! It was like Mary and Laura Ingalls finding a shiny new penny in the toe of their Christmas stockings!

As I entered the kitchen to dole out dog treats after my town trip (NOT locked out this time!), The Pony turned from the counter, almost prancing with excitement.

"Oh, Mom. Dad got you a COOKIE at Casey's. He said they had a bunch of them, and when he saw your initials, he had to get one for you."

"OOH! I can't believe he got me something! It looks good. Is he here now?"

"No. He went back to town for something. Didn't you see his truck was gone?"

"I wasn't looking. I have such a headache. But I will love my cookie! I bet they had them for the Super Bowl. For Kansas City."

"Yeah. He said that was it."

"I don't care. It's MINE now!"
Apparently they chose the employee with the worst penmanship to add the initials. Who then proceeded to do the job with their feet. At least they won't succumb to the fate of Claude Daigle, who received the medal for writing the best hand, and thus drew Rhoda Penmark's wrath. Not that I'm knocking my special cookie.
When I heard that Farmer H was home later, I sent him a text.
"Thanks for my cookie."
"I thought it was cute."
"Just like me! And sweet, too!"
"Yes" [followed by a big honkin' toothy smiley-face emoji] 

If I didn't know better, I might think Farmer H was being sarcastic by text! Good thing I wasn't all cookied-out from eating 4 bags of auction animal cookies.


River said...

Who cares about the penmanship? it's a FREE COOKIE!! See, he does care :)

Sioux Roslawski said...

Good grief. I have never seen the movie. I had to look up Claude twice. First, I tried to look up just Claude. I got to read his obituary. He was a Massachusetts drywaller and a birder.

I figured that was the wrong Claude, so I Googled him along with Rhoda. I had to try her last name twice. Penwith? No, Penmark.

Finally. This was ridiculous. I am not used to having to work, going down dozens of rabbit holes and educating myself in the process--just to read a blog post. I need the "Dummies" version of your blog feed. Can you make that happen?

Hillbilly Mom said...

As one who has good penmanship (but not on a psycho Rhoda Penmark level) [I put that reference in there again just for Sioux], I CARE! But I WAS pleasantly surprised to see a cookie bought with Farmer H's own Storage Unit Store cash, just for ME! And not a hint of evidence that would point to trying to kill me.

OH MY GOSH! You HAVE to see that movie! I found a DVD for about $6 on Amazon several years ago. I'm sure you could find it in an instant, what with all your research skills and free time and modern movie-watching capabilities, on some platform or other. Occasionally they run it on Turner Classic Movies.

It's black-and-white, based on the original stage play, with some of the same actors. There's a plethora of overacting, but that's stage actors for you. Little Rhoda Penmark is truly THE BAD SEED!

I will not make Dummies happen. You have to use your research muscle, Madam, or it will atrophy.

Sioux Roslawski said...

Who you callin' a Madam? I ain't no madam. If I was, I might be livin' the life of luxury instead of clipping coupons and scouring the "reduced" racks...

Hillbilly Mom said...

I am calling YOU Madam! Because I can. I might start calling you The Couponing Reduced Madam. Thanks for the idea!

Kathy's Klothesline said...

I am enchanted with the texting foreplay exhibited by you and your mate! Isn't it funny how something so small can lift your spirits? Being the recipient of many thoughtless gifts (dishwasher, mink coat) I can testify that it is the tiny thoughtful things he does that make me the happiest.

Hillbilly Mom said...

I know you would trade your mink and dishwasher for my cookie!