100 Days Project

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.

I'm not sure when this incident happened. Mum was working inside and could hear the bull roaring and roaring.  Eventually she became puzzled enough to go out over the farm to see what was happening.  There was Dad extremely cold and muddy in the middle of the water trough way out on the farm.  (The troughs were always green and slimy!)  For some reason the bull had chased him and he had been lucky to find refuge and security in the water trough.  The bull just would not give up!  Dad was very relieved to see Mum and called for our Uncle to come up in his truck and try to drive the bull away by ramming it with the truck!!  In all, Dad had probably been in the trough a good hour, and was very relieved to escape safely!

Day 28:

28) Dad in the trough!