True stories with a twist!

For weeks I have been reading articles and posts about the joys of spring: return of migrating birds, swelling of tree buds, lengthening of days.

But spring means something else to our neighborhood: the return of the noisy, intrusive, outdoor maintenance workers and their noisy tools. The entire neighborhood is alive and buzzing with the irritating sounds of power mowers, leaf blowers and wood chippers.

Early this morning, as we were eating breakfast, my husband noticed a man strolling in our back yard. We had never seen him before and didn’t know which work crew he represented. Could he be a tree specialist, here to trim trees that were damaged in October’s freak snowstorm? Or a gardener here to analyze the work he and his crew will need to accomplish this spring for the cleanup? Maybe he’s here to read the water meter. Maybe we should find out. Just a few nights ago our friends were burglarized while they were out celebrating the holiday. We should know who this stranger is who is walking around our back yard.Β 

So Harvey opened the sliding glass doors leading to the back yard, approached the stranger, said, “Hi: where are you from?” (Meaning what company are you with?)

The man glanced at him and answered, “Honduras!”

Comments on: "SPRING IS HERE AND WHO ARE YOU?" (29)

  1. Wow!It’s just outstanding…. πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚

  2. a very cute post πŸ™‚

  3. Well and what can you say to something like that…I love those moments that leave you unsure I guess…
    http://jobryantnz.wordpress.com/2012/04/15/sunday-post-blossom/

  4. Great post Ronnie as always πŸ™‚

  5. Ronnie, I read this in my email on my phone minus the photo’s, and had a nice little chuckle that day when I read this .. :-).. And then like you do, it gets lost in the sea of other inmail of new posts… So appologies for not getting around to visit you recently.. I do read your posts .. As like me I know you dont post every day.. like others do.. I just havent the time πŸ™‚
    Lovely Back yard by the way… πŸ™‚
    And thank you Ronnie for dropping in to comment upon my Posts too.. Take care..
    ~Sue x

  6. Cute. Then again, I remember many trespassers when we lived on our 65 acres in the Maine woods. Without regard to signs and such, they would simply pack up and head across our land to hunt or fish or whatever. Drunk or sober, we never knew. And when my kids were small, it could get downright scary. We didn’t believe in fences because of wildlife migrations, but often wished people had more courtesy and yes, common sense!

  7. Hillarious! That’s a great way to start the day! πŸ™‚

  8. LOL! That’s a story you can tell for years to come!

  9. That was a riot! Great way to start the day….with a laugh.

  10. I’m sure that was a truthful answer, literal, but truthful.

  11. That could have been a Steve Martin line from the era when he was funny.

  12. Hi,
    I was right into the story wondering where it was going to go, and you really got me at the end. Had a good laugh. πŸ˜€

  13. What a great story! Thanks for a good evening laugh. Guess it’s all in how we ask the question…

  14. Maybe he thought that was a conversation opener. Funny.

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