"Discover Cooking, Discuss Life."

Go Back   Discuss Cooking - Cooking Forums > The Back Porch > Off Topic Discussions
Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
 
Old 08-04-2013, 02:20 PM   #31
Master Chef
 
Kayelle's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: south central coast/California
Posts: 9,879
Quote:
Originally Posted by CWS4322 View Post
One time when I brought in wood for the woodstove at the farm, I got a surprise--a garter snake. I went and got Myrtle and Harriet and brought them in the house...they took care of it for me (but they couldn't figure out how to eat it, so the DH had to cut it up and serve it to the girls). FWIW, watching chickens hunt a snake in the house proved more entertaining than anything that might have been on TV that week.
__________________

__________________
Life is not measured by the number of breaths we take, but rather by the moments that take our breath away.

Kayelle is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-05-2013, 08:26 AM   #32
Head Chef
 
sparrowgrass's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2004
Location: Highest point in Missouri
Posts: 1,794
My 80 year old mother was having some heart issues, and had to wear a Holter monitor. I called her, to ask how it was going.

Mom: I think I messed up my test. I had to kill a snake.

Me: How come you killed it? (She is more of a live and let live type.)

Mom: It was in the house.

Me: Why didn't you just chase it out?

Mom: It was a copperhead.

She lived alone, and couldn't call anyone else to kill it for her--it might have slipped away. (AND THEN WHAT WOULD YOU DO?) She got the hoe and smacked it--had to carry it outside to finish it off, because, apparently, it is difficult to kill a snake on carpet.

Her test came out fine, BTW, not a glitch on it.
__________________

__________________
I just haven't been the same
since that house fell on my sister.
sparrowgrass is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-05-2013, 08:36 AM   #33
Ogress Supreme
 
PrincessFiona60's Avatar
Site Administrator
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: Wyoming
Posts: 36,289
Strong, Brave heart!!
__________________
PrincessFiona60 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-05-2013, 09:03 AM   #34
Executive Chef
 
Hoot's Avatar
Site Moderator
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: The edge of the Great Dismal Swamp
Posts: 3,308
Sparrowgrass,
I hope I am able to look after myself, like your mother, when I am 80!
I am happy she is doing ok!
__________________
I used to be a racist, but I don't have much interest in it since Dale Earnhardt got killed.
Outside of a dog, a book is a man's best friend. Inside of a dog, it's too dark to read.
Good judgement comes from experience; experience comes from bad judgement.
Hoot is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-05-2013, 09:35 AM   #35
Chef Extraordinaire
 
taxlady's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: near Montreal, Quebec, Canada
Posts: 18,875
Send a message via Skype™ to taxlady
Sparrowgrass, great story about your mum. And, since it turned out good, pretty funny too.
__________________
May you live as long as you wish and love as long as you live.
Robert A. Heinlein
taxlady is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-06-2013, 01:50 AM   #36
Chef Extraordinaire
 
Kylie1969's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2012
Location: Australia
Posts: 13,936
Great story!

Quote:
Originally Posted by sparrowgrass View Post
My 80 year old mother was having some heart issues, and had to wear a Holter monitor. I called her, to ask how it was going.

Mom: I think I messed up my test. I had to kill a snake.

Me: How come you killed it? (She is more of a live and let live type.)

Mom: It was in the house.

Me: Why didn't you just chase it out?

Mom: It was a copperhead.

She lived alone, and couldn't call anyone else to kill it for her--it might have slipped away. (AND THEN WHAT WOULD YOU DO?) She got the hoe and smacked it--had to carry it outside to finish it off, because, apparently, it is difficult to kill a snake on carpet.

Her test came out fine, BTW, not a glitch on it.
__________________
All I really need is love, but a little chocolate now and then doesn't hurt
Kylie1969 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-06-2013, 04:02 AM   #37
Master Chef
 
Cooking Goddess's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: Body in MA ~ Heart in OH
Posts: 8,259
Sparrowgrass, your Mom rocks! I hope I'm half as brave when I'm half her age....wait, that ship has sailed...and sunk. I'm WAY past 40.

****

Hoot, as soon as I read your OP all I've been able to think of is the old Bill Cosby routine on snakes (the snakey part starts around 4 minutes or so):
__________________

__________________
... nothing is given. Everything is earned. You work for what you have... ~~~ LeBron James
Cooking Goddess is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off



» Discuss Cooking on Facebook

Our Communities

Our communities encompass many different hobbies and interests, but each one is built on friendly, intelligent membership.

» More about our Communities

Automotive Communities

Our Automotive communities encompass many different makes and models. From U.S. domestics to European Saloons.

» More about our Automotive Communities

Marine Communities

Our Marine websites focus on Cruising and Sailing Vessels, including forums and the largest cruising Wiki project on the web today.

» More about our Marine Communities


Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 11:46 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 4
Copyright ©2000 - 2016, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.