I Remember When . .
Did You Ever?
|As a child growing up in Oklahoma.
Watch an ant lion catch an ant.
Follow a trail of ants to their nest.
See tumble bugs laboring to roll their prize to a hiding place.
Watch an orb spider build her web, catch a grasshopper and wind him up quickly, or see her molt or make an egg sack.
Catch a horny toad and watch him squirt blood.
Chase a mountain boomer off a rock.
Watch a terrapin scramble to catch a grasshopper.
See a snake swallow a frog.
Get told frogs will give you warts
Watch a crawdad make a mud stack.
Catch a lightening bug and put it in a jar.
See a flying squirrel sail thru the air.
Watch a bird build a nest, hatch the eggs and feed the young.
Dig worms for fish bait, and hate to use them.
Hear a screech owl scream.
Watch a butterfly come out of the cocoon.
Hear the jar flies or cicadas so loud you could hardly sleep.
Just do things for the pure joy of being alive.
Lou Anne Allen, Attended Moss Schools from the 3rd. - 6th. Grades.