Mum had always said we couldn't take our little sister Erin with us down to the creek saying "She's too little, it's too far" but this time, for some reason we were allowed. At this particular stage of the day, I was on one side of the creek and the others further away, when suddenly there were screams and yells and cries for HELP and I ran terrified to where the noises were coming from. Something very terrible had happened! Sure enough Erin had got too tired and sat down ON A WASP'S NEST! When we tried to get her clothes off the wasps stung us too and worst of all her little body was crawling with wasps when we got her clothes off. We screamed for Mum all the way home and when the Doctor arrived shortly afterwards, he said she must be kept in a darkened room for 3 days, and there was to be SILENCE IN THE HOUSE! We were so terrified she'd die, that we didn't make a sound until she had thankfully recovered!
Marie: And yet another story!
It seems to be a trait of the elderly to tell stories and often repeat the same stories. As our family has a major Reunion in February 2015 I will tell a family story each day and NOT repeat it for 100 days. I will use christian names from our earlier generations as pseudonyms.