Wednesday, July 8, 2009

PUT A CORK IN IT – A LUCY STORY

Lucy

Some of you may not have been reading here long enough to have ever read a Lucy story so allow me to introduce you: Lucy was my mother. Her real name was not Lucy but Lucille Ball is about the best description I can give you of my very goofy mother. She was smart, beautiful, generous and kind but she took goofy to a whole new level and it was what we all loved best about her.

Our toy poodle, Gidget, had puppies when I was in the third grade. Gidget was a registered toy but she was much bigger. Thank goodness too because she ended up having six puppies.

I came home from school surprised to find Lucy at home. She would normally be at work at that time. I walked into her bedroom and found her aiding Gidget with the delivery of our new puppies. Now what seven year old girl isn’t going to want to see, play with and hold new puppies? Lucy knew that but she wasn’t really interested in my assistance. What she really wanted was to get me out of the house as Gidget was not faring well with the delivery and the puppies just kept coming.

As previously mentioned, Lucy was smart. Instead of ordering me outside to play (which never would have worked), she enlisted me in her mission. She issued my orders clearly and precisely.

“Get on your bike and ride uptown to the hardware store to get me a cork. This darn dog won’t stop having puppies and I need to put a cork in to stop her.”

Now, you know that I didn’t just walk in, buy the cork and leave. Nooooooo. I was way too excited for that. I had to tell the owner and all the employees there that I was on a very special mission. I needed a cork to stop my dog from having puppies. There were already too many, you see.

Yeah, they’re still laughing about it.

30 comments:

Pseudonymous High School Teacher said...

Oh, I love Lucy even more for this story. She had you.

Midlife Jobhunter said...

Lucy, Lucy, Lucy

I'm thinking this is one of those stories that you have to endure over and over again.

The things we carry...

Jan said...

I know I've said this before, but I'll say it again:

I heart your mom. I wish I could have known her.

nothingfancy1 said...

OH how I love Lucy!!!! Thanks for bringing a big smile to my face this morning and how wonderful that you have so many fond and fun memories of your mom. Quite obviously, she was a true gem!

The Peach Tart said...

Lucy sounds like a fabulous Mom and with a great sense of humor.

only a movie said...

GREAT story. :-) Thanks so much for sharing...

Gaston Studio said...

I totally love your mom! That was a way cool way to get you out of the house.

Maureen at IslandRoar said...

OH, what a smart woman. Even better than sending you to boil water.

The Blue Ridge Gal said...

When I was a child our registered Yorkshire Terrier who was also large for the breed and also named Gidget had a litter of 4. Instead of getting rid of us during the birthing my mom woke us in the middle of the night and had as come down the the basement and watch the births. No corks required.

Di
The Blue Ridge Gal

Tony Letts said...

Lovely story. I was sent to buy a left-handed screwdriver once. I was so embarrassed later!

midlife slices said...

haha...you're Lucy was the best!! The nut sure doesn't fall far from that tree, ya know.
HUGS

Comedy Goddess said...

That's funny! And you are very brave to share it with us!

Linda said...

Oh my! That is too funny. I think your Mom & my Dad come from the same Joke Gene Pool. Yea, my Dad's a regular riot!

blueviolet said...

Lucy = sharp

That is a great story!

otin said...

You got Lucy, I got Judge Judy for my mom! HAHA!

Donna said...

She's a great woman.I guess the main reason for her goofy ways is to keep her sanity.HA! GOTTA LOVE HER!!!

Funny Girl said...

Oh I just love this story....So sweet and funny.

duchess said...

Lucy was a Smart Mouth Mom. And toy poodles are super dogs.

Joanna Jenkins said...

Lucy sounds like the Auntie Mame of Moms. What a great story that I'm sure has been told and retold a hundred times by the hardware store owner. Thanks for the chuckle :-)

dana said...

OMG! This is THE best mom story I have ever read! My mom was more like Darth Vader, then I read sentimental mom stories and lose my lunch. But THIS is what makes the world go round. Smart / funny women.

dana said...

I'm back. I do a FRIDAY'S READER'S SPECIAL and I've gotta mention this post.

Wsprsweetly Of Cottages said...

Your mother lives on in you! There is NO doubt in my mind about that! I love this one! That woman was someone I would miss until my dying breath!
Yep..you are your mothers daughter!
Love and hugs,
Mona

Debbie said...

This may just be the best story ever! I love how sweet you were.

JeanMac said...

I absolutely love this story.

♥ Braja said...

Smarty Girl, finally I'm able to comment after 3 wks of not being able to!

Actually now that I think of it, there are many who won't be happy about that....
:)

Skye said...

Oh dear, this is hilarious! Your mom must have been one really cool broad! (sorry for putting it that way, but I've always wanted to be so cool) :)

Optimistic Pessimist said...

tooo cute! I just got a kitty a little over a month ago and named her Gidget!

The Old Gray Egg said...

Hey. Do I know you? Are you the one that used to be on Murphy Brown? The one they called Corky?

Eternally Distracted said...

Lets just be grateful you didn't go home and try to put the cork in ;0)

Oz Girl said...

It's easy to see where you get your funny bone from ;)

What a funny story... I can just hear you at the hardware store, all out of breath and excited and everyone's eyes all wide when you asked for a cork to stem the flow of puppies!