Ennis Ford Perfect Drive
Ennis Daily News

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!

Post to Twitter




Posted by on Aug 21 2018. Filed under Editorials. You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2.0. Both comments and pings are currently closed.

Comments are closed

Featured Links

    Search Archive

    Search by Date
    Search by Category
    Search with Google

    Photo Gallery

    Log in


    Copyright: All rights reserved. Users may download and print extracts of content from this website for their own personal and non-commercial use only. Republication or redistribution of Ennis Daily News content, including by framing or similar means, is expressly prohibited without the prior written consent of Ennis Daily News. Ennis Daily News and its logo are registered trademarks or trademarks of the Ellis County Newspapers, Inc.

    © Ellis County Newspapers, Inc. 2019