Category: Dourwood

1.55 With Friends Like This…

An excited squawk from a walkie three rows away sent us scurrying behind one of the larger mausoleums in this section of Nevermore.  That’d been a near thing.  Who knew Seth (the newest groundskeeper) could summon that much stealth? Counting off a hundred heartbeats…

What Wetted Our Toes!

Just to give you an idea of the swampy mess Little Ben proposes setting the Sunny Valley Farm & Pet Cemetery next to – here’s a video from a section of Iron Creek a mile to two away from his proposed site (during a…

1.54 Sideways

Little Ben: “We’ll make an example of them. I am tired of kids drinking in Nevermore. You go left. Ryan goes right. I’ll take the path. Keep your walkies on, Hank will radio when the police arrive.” We hardly dared to breathe until the…

1.53 Who Are You Wearing?

(My tricorn at sunset…) Me: “You cannot be serious.” Wood: “You lost the bet – thus you must wear a costume of my choosing.” Beatrice and Laney both were staring at the pirate costume Wood held up for inspection. As costumes go, it was pretty nice…

1.52 Be Careful What You Tell Children

Why did Wood unleash his wickedest smile upon unzipping a zipper? Because he knew I wouldn’t welch on a bet. Even though I really wanted to. Back in the day (when we were both ten) I lived next to a gentleman named Sal. Sal…

1.51 Rubber Ducky You’re The One…

Unknown Number: “Tonight’s the night!” Me: “Wood?” He must be calling from an exam room phone again. Wood (excitement oozing across the line): “Meet you in The Map Room in a half hour.” Me: “But….” Wood: “The Brace Affair is a go!” He. Hung. Up. On. Me.  Well, this…

Vacation Friends

After the fog lifted Bert and Ernie (Wood & Laney’s pooches) made some new friends! Fetch was their go to game….