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Picking Blueberries


It was years ago when the children and I went deep into our backyard to pick blackberries. The son asked the question of any child-picking-blackberries. “Why can’t we just eat them now?” I gave him that look, hoping I wouldn’t have to answer. “We need to wash them first,” said I, the responsible one. “Why?” he said. “Because dogs may have used the bathroom on them,” I said and, as the words spilled out of my mouth, I realized how lame they sounded. Why did I say that? Because I heard the same answer as a child-picking-blackberries, and there are times when the past takes control of your intellect and plays recorded messages of years ago. The dogs may have used the bathroom on them? Really? That sounded so much like my mother—as if there were bathroom facilities for dogs and cats in the woods, with soap dispensers for hygiene and blowers to dry their paws. Read stories like this and more in your latest edition of The Ennis News. Be informed, subscribe today!

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