There's nothing that keeps its youth, so far as I know, but a tree and truth.*

Tuesday, May 29, 2007

"What's that noise?" Jude asked as the maple overhanging our front walk let out a mournful wail.

"Was it a squeaky noise?" I asked Jude, wanting to make sure we were talking about the same thing.

"Yeah, kind of a squealy, squeaky noise."

I eyed the two branches that were dancing cheek-to-cheek, and replied, "I think it's this tree. Two branches are rubbing against each other."

Jude giggled.

"Yeah! The tree farted!"

*Oliver Wendell Holmes

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  1. Ahh, the age of appreciation for bodily function noises! Apparently we have to get used to it. Judging by the behavior of the teen I teach Sunday mornings, it looks like they appreciate "that" for many years! Great for Jabin goin' a walkin!

  2. oops, that's supposed to say TEENS not just teen...that would be a little weird!

  3. Of course! People's legs rub together, they fart! It makes sense to think the same about trees. Jude is one smart dude.

  4. NICE!!!!! Why do kids think farting is so funny? If I ever need to break the kids out of a funk, all I have to do is blow one on my arm.

  5. Dawn - Farts seem to be funny at pretty much any age when you are male. I'm pretty sure it was a male who invented the Whoopee Cushion.

    Clare - Glad I made you smile, my sweet!

    Kelly - A little too smart. I just thought it was hilarious that he thought it sounded like a fart!

    SOTJ - I am SO going to try that! Ha ha! Thanks!


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