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Chas in Me    Posted 11-11-2004 at 16:10:39       [Reply]  [No Email]
Some nights, I have trouble sleeping. This is usually due to acid stomach and a couple of Tums usually ends the problem. Night before last, I was in that situation. I managed to find a spot where I could lie that my stomach wouldn't be a problem. So I was lying there in relative comfort when the cat decided she wanted to visit. She will do that when my breathing changes. So she walked up to visit me and sort of fell off my leg as she was walking up it. After she caught herself from nearly falling off the bed, she came up and sat down by me head and stared at me. I patted her and soon, she settled down and started to purr. This was a relaxing sound and I thought I would be able to go back to sleep without getting up. Getting up always wakens me all the way so I try to stay prone and let these little nighttime activities lull me back to sleep. Then, B. started to snore so I rubbed her back and she moved a little, just enough so she stopped. There, I thought, now I can get back to sleep. Then, the cat farted.
OOOOOO-K, sleep was out of the question for a while. So I got up. It seemed really bright out and I was puzzled, because I didn't think the moon was supposed to be out. So I got up off the edge of the bed to look. I was treated to an amazing display of Northern Lights. They were flashing all over the north-east sky. I went to the living room to look at the northern shy and there was a bank of steady bright light encompassing the entire northern horizon. From it shot waves of light rays that flashed about three times a second. This just went on and on. I walked to the other side of the house and the southern sky was only the waves of light. They continued to flash for about half an hour. Then they dimmed considerably and I went back to look at the north sky. The banks of bright light has receded and the flashes slowed down.
As I sat and watched this amazing display, I thought of how primitive man must have reacted to this spectacle. These facets of nature must have been the cause of the beginnings of lots of religions. Anyway, I watched this light display for about an hour and got sleepy enough to go back to sleep. Before I did, I let the cat out.

Chas, with his cats and wives, heading for St. Ives, up here in Maine.

Patria    Posted 11-12-2004 at 05:55:35       [Reply]  [No Email]
Chas, looks like some higher power was pushing you to wake up and wonder yourself with such an amazing scene.Maine must be beautiful..
Working as a travel agent I sent some of my clients there. Mostly as part of a scheduled tour, from american tour-operators, that included also several other neighboring states. We want to go to Maine, but of course, on our own.

Texas    Posted 11-12-2004 at 04:50:29       [Reply]  [No Email]
Wives? Just how many you got son? :)

EngineerJoyce    Posted 11-12-2004 at 08:01:49       [Reply]  [No Email]
Are you lookin' for a loaner?

Texas    Posted 11-12-2004 at 08:33:13       [Reply]  [No Email]
NO maam, Im just mighty impressed with any man who can tolerate more than one!

Chad K    Posted 11-11-2004 at 19:02:30       [Reply]  [No Email]
I just had to laugh at the cat fart! This innocent looking critter....

(yeah, innocent, thats why we call her Beast)

..has the worlds most rotten arse! She likes to sleep with us too. And man, do I hate when she decides to cut one!

mike    Posted 11-11-2004 at 17:16:25       [Reply]  [No Email]
I have trouble w/ acid reflux. Have found the most satisfying cure is a 1/2 teaspoon of baking soda in a 1/4 cup of water followed by a cup of water chaser. ya may have to play w/ dif amts water/soda to get what works for you. good luck and I feel your pain

Salmoneye    Posted 11-11-2004 at 17:10:21       [Reply]  [No Email]
You mean to tell me that 'The Lights' are NOT proof of God???


deadcarp    Posted 11-11-2004 at 16:58:43       [Reply]  [No Email]
chas, have you tried hot sauce on that sore gizzard? about 5 years ago, thought i was on my way out - i'd got by on mosty oatmeal for 3 months, i'd lost 40 pounds, spent a $10,000 week at mayo clinic and was still sick. so i got fed up and put 6 drops o mezetta habanero sauce on my noodles. did that once/day for a week and i was meNded so stilL use it once/week. I THINK IT CHASES THE BAD BUGS OUTA MY THROAT. swear By it - $2.

Zenia    Posted 11-11-2004 at 16:52:16       [Reply]  [No Email]
Wow! That is wonderful. Seeing the Northern Lights is on my list of things to do before I die ; ). Seriously, if there was some way I could count on seeing them, I'd book a ticket to where they show. I am too far south (California). Some day.... must have been quite a sight!

Chas in Me    Posted 11-11-2004 at 18:44:23       [Reply]  [No Email]
Sometimes, they show off in color. That's really amazing. This session was all in white.

Burrhead    Posted 11-11-2004 at 16:48:33       [Reply]  [No Email]

Chas the pootin cat would hafta go. The light show sounds good.

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