Tuesday, June 2, 2015

Eggspress Mail from a Free Range Chick


Water, water, everywhere, and nary a drop you'd want to drink! The post office boasts about how neither rain nor snow etc,. will stop them from delivering mail. Well, ha! They weren't in Texas when they wrote that. Recently, people were takin' on water, gettin' ready to float. It rained for twenty-two consecutive days in Austin. Bless their hearts. A coffin encased in a concrete vault escaped its six foot confines. Had I been her spouse, I'd still be running, seeing as how hers was the only coffin that made it to the road. And then the waters receded, leaving her stranded. Poor thing. I tell you, it was some kind of wet in the land of blue bonnets. Hope my fellow Texans are safe and dry now. 


The Honda is a work horse that knows how to tread water. It can find its way to the post office on its own if it had to, but I helped. And, lo! there was mail. A postcard. A little worse for the rain, it was a happy sight for sore eyes. We hadn't heard from our little free ranger in some time. People would call or text, saying they could have sworn they saw her, or a chick that looked an awful lot like her in some out of the way place in the state. I refused to worry. As long as she wasn't on tv with that creepy Colonel Sanders singing about "chicken in da beans" I knew she's be okay. She knows where home is. But, oh, how happy I am! The chick's all right. Do you reckon she's hitchin' now? Surely she wouldn't steal a bike, seeing as how her feet can't reach the pedals.

Oh, I see! Some kind soul let her ride in a comfy basket lined with straw. Yep, a clear sign that she's still in Texas. I wonder who took the picture. It's a view from an entirely different perspective. But it's her.  


Time to grab a map and find the post office in Chickenchit, TX., since she's headed that way. I hope a card from me will get there ahead of her. "Hmm. "Let me see," said the blind man. All I can do is try. Will tell her y'all said hey.

8 comments:

  1. how cute had been missing you for a few days ....again cute as can be envies and paper pictures ...God bless you and I hope your other pals enjoy your drawings as much as I do .

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    1. You're a gem. I'm usually viewed as a penny with a hole in it, so thanks for missing me. We've had a few post-storm things that needed taking care of, most notably a new a/c! Power outages are pains. When I can't get Internet access I do other things instead of acting like an addict. :)

      Thanks too, for liking what I love doing. Wanting to be a cartoonist when I was growing up was unheard of. Drawing 'toons for the school paper was acceptable but the only famous cartoonists were all men, most notable Walter Lantz. Remember him? LOL. Can you name a single female in the field? I sure can't. So. I get to "come out" now and again here among my peers. I had a blog that was all about my drawings, doodles and photos once upon a time. No one knew, but it didn't matter. I'd draw if no one ever saw my work ever again. I think you know what I mean. Don't you draw just because you love it? Positive comments are validation, but an artist has to draw like a bird has to sing. Right? :) I enjoy your art as well. I'm sure the postal employees do too.

      Be well.

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    2. yes walter lantz did woody woodpecker right ? im not sure that is why im asking , thank you so much I sure do enjoy your work . I do know what you mean I draw because I love it ...no matter if anyone sees it I do and that is what is important indeed . you be well too .

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    3. You remember too! LOL. :)

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  2. 22 days sounds enviable to this drought afflicted girlbut it apparently has its problems.

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    1. I understand. Your comment reveals how wise you are. I often want to warn some who wish for rain to be careful lest they get what they ask for. Too often we pray for rain without being specific. I pray for enough to get the job done, with enough left over for fun. :) Some forget the severe drought we had before the recent inundation. Cali's turn will come. I pray it does not leave mudslides and devastation in its wake. Most of us natives remember how close we are to the Gulf, and are not surprised by our weather.

      Drought teaches us to appreciate water more. Agribusiness is not always a good thing. Some of us learn how to live with the planet. Others not so much. :)


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    2. yes agribusiness can be a bit of a pain and yes all of us should learn to live with the planet not against it .

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