Tuesday, August 18, 2015

corn and my mum and letter N

 We always associate my mum with corn. 

She was sowing corn so we could have sweet corn. She counted exactly 11 seeds. I told her there was now only 8 kids as big brother had gone to New Zealand. Mum said," in my heart, I am still growing for him."

On one occasion. She had just migrated to Australia and living in the mountains. She told my dad and brother the land would be really good to grow corn. 

The two men humored her and tilled the land. She sowed the corn and used precious water to water the seedlings.

One morning, they heard her say, "Shoo!Shoo! Naughty Kangaroo." The kangaroos had eaten all her corn seedlings. Those kangaroos were such a nuisance, and Mum never asked Dad to dig the garden for her again. And dad did not offer.





eileeninmd said...

Hi Ann, cute story about your Mom and the corn. Shame on those naughty kangaroos. Enjoy your day!

Susan Anderson said...

That's what the deer do where I live. It's almost impossible to grow anything!

Cute story.


VBR said...

Delightful story. Love your mom's sentiment -

Mum said," in my heart, I am still growing for him."

And, the kangaroo? Well, you know what I think? I think this could be a wonderful story for a children's book.

Thank you for sharing such a lovely memory.

Su-sieee! Mac said...

I love this story, Ann. And, I love the way you told it. I agree with VBR, this would be a wonderful children's book. I can see it as a picture book or an early reader.