We lost Peter
Saying for the Day: God sends a Guardian Angel to watch over children.
My daughter-in-law Lori recently described in her blog a time when my grandson disappeared. It reminded me of a time when her husband, my son, Peter disappeared.
We were living in the new parsonage in Ewen when it happened. I was in the church which was next door to the parsonage when I got a frantic call from Betty. She had lost Peter.
I rushed home. She had been changing Pat’s diaper and Peter was playing in the living room. When she came back he was gone. All the doors to the outside were closed so she assumed he was hiding. But she couldn’t find him.
I joined the search but he just wasn’t there.
I went outside to look. It was raining. He was nowhere to be seen. Now I was in full panic. We lived only one block from the highway. I could see him walking out onto the road and getting hit by a truck. I listened for screaming.
Then a very slow moving car came along. The fellow rolled down his window and asked if we knew who this little kid belonged to. There he was , having a great time. He was dressed in just a diaper.
We thanked the fellow who had found him down by the highway. I always wondered what he thought of parents who left their almost undressed kid wander around in the rain.
We were so glad to see him. But now we had a problem. He could open the front door, a skill we didn’t know he had. We could no longer keep him in by closing and locking it since it unlocked when you turned the inside knob . You couldn’t watch both him and his brother at the same time. We didn’t have access to an alarm system like they have now but we really needed one.
Our solution ? We bought a music box that was attached to the door and played when it was opened. It worked well .
The only problem with it was that it played Ava Maria every time somebody entered the Lutheran parsonage. It was the only one we could find.
10,100 spins without a prize. Starting tomorrow Old Hapless is giving up this space to "News from Pigeon Falls". Pigeon Falls has returned from the mysterious mist into which it vanished last fall. Tomorrow we will share again how Pigeon Falls got its name. This is for those of you who were not with us last year. Friday we will print the official Pigeon Falls song that is used at every Pigeon Falls Day celebration. After that we will begin with the up to date news of the little town where men hunt deer and women let them.
I transfered the blog explosion credits to Annette so that just leaves the jelly beans for Mimi and Kristi. Bettywent to Tops. Then we began putting out Pigeon Falls. We got about half the buildings in place when the rain came. I sure hope the son shines tomorrow. Well I need a breathing treatment.