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Memes for Bookworms!! 📚


Hey everyone! 😁

Since my bullet journal theme for February is Books, I thought it’d be fun to do more bookish posts this month. And who doesn’t love memes, so I decided that would be the perfect combination for this post! 😀 Enjoy!!

This is sadly true for a lot of things..!
I’m so sorry, all you authors…
Haha! XD

Just to be safe!!
Yep. And it kind of hurts. XD

This would be me if I had money. It’s probably a good thing I don’t! XD
I found this one hilarious, because I would TOTALLY do that as a kid!!
The struggle is real.
I always do this when I reading anything barely suspenseful or exciting. XD

It sounds so weird when worded this way, but. XD
Just a small list. 😉

Except for me it’s the book section in thrift stores.

It’s honestly very scary.

I was so surprised when I saw this one, because I didn’t know that was an actual thin people other than me did. Lol!

Mmm-hmm, which is why you’ll never get a one-book answer from me. Sorry. 😉

*Finishes laughing to myself* 😂 😂 😂

That’s all I got for today, folks. I hope you all enjoyed this post as much as I enjoyed putting it together! (Hint: a lot.) Which memes did you relate to the most?



so what’s your favorite book? (Just kidding!) 🤣

Rosy Marr and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day//The Ways that God is Keeping me Humble, and in Which I Almost Decide to Move to Scotland


July 7th, 2021. The day started out less than stellar. I hadn’t fallen asleep until around 1 the night before, and consequently, missed my 6:00 clock, which I had set to make breakfast in the morning. I jumped out of bed at almost 7, rushing to get breakfast made. Breakfast was a bit late. Instead of my usual peaceful, Reading-My-Bible-And-Drinking-Yummy-Hot-Tea-In-Perfect-Silence-Before-The-Family-Was-Up, it had turned into a Why-Didn’t-I-Hear-My-Alarm and a slightly stressful Dash-Around-And-Get-Breakfast-On-The-Table-Quick-as-I-Can kind of day. 

However, I resolved to not let this morning get the better of me,and ruin my day. So I forgot about it, and moved on with my day, hoping it would get better. And it showed no signs of getting worse, until I went to the store for eggs early that afternoon. It was all well and great. Until. Until I finished checking out, and picked up the two large flats of eggs to carry to the car. However, the eggs seemed to have other ideas, and decided to stay behind if at all possible. In other words, about half of the eggs took a one way trip to the floor. 

Oh wow, that was the most embarrassing moment I’d had in quite a while! Especially considering I was now holding up a line of about 7 people. I was extremely flustered, and didn’t know what to say. Thankfully, the boy running the cash register (a boy around 14, and our neighbor) was nice about it, and told me it was fine. I tried to say something, but every Spanish word I ever knew fled my mind, and I think something weird came out of my mouth. My sister Lizzie, who was with me, was very helpful indeed. “You’re as red as a beet, Rosy!” and “You’re making it worse, Rosy!” she said, while laughing under her breath. However, I was glad she was with me for support, and to share in my embarrassment. 

One of the ladies in line said something to me that sounded like it was meant to be reassuring, however I couldn’t tell since it was in German. That of course, only made the situation seem worse, but I smiled through my red face. The boy running the cash register refilled the flat of eggs and gave it to us for free, which was kind. He told us everything was fine, and that we could go ahead a go – they would clean up the gigantic mess. I thanked him, and we left, but after I left I realized I had forgotten to even apologize. I decided to move to Scotland.

I carried the eggs extra carefully to the car, only managing to drop the keys once. When I got home, I dropped the groceries right outside our door, and the food spilled everywhere. I started crying, then laughing, then crying again. My dad came, and helped me clean everything up. The family laughed at my story, which of course I didn’t mind. (I’d rather they laugh than just about any other reaction they could give!) 

“Do you know who’s going to know about this before too long?” Dad laughed. “The whole neighborhood!” It was true, as outsiders, Christians, and Americans, everything notable that we did was frequently talked about and shared throughout the community! Oh well, I would probably survive being known as the girl who dropped the eggs. 

As I write this, it doesn’t sound half as traumatizing as it felt like at the time, but it was certainly very mortifying at the time! I spent the afternoon agonizing over what I had done, and passionately vowing never to buy, eat, or even look at eggs ever again, for the rest of my life and forevermore. Of course, that ended when I made scrambled eggs for supper that evening. 😁

I was only beginning to recover from my trauma when the next catastrophe entered my life. 

It was that evening,right after church. Our neighbor (the same boy who ran the cash register earlier that morning when I dropped the eggs!) was taking care of a horse, and that evening he offered to let us ride for a bit. Of course, everyone was ecstatic, so we did. We each took turns riding around the yard a couple of times, and I went with my younger siblings. My dad and a few other men stood by watching and visiting. It was all going well, until the very last ride, which was my 9 year old sister Ruthie and I. 

As the horse turned around, it suddenly decided to run, taking me very much by surprise. I reached back to make sure Ruthie, who was sitting behind me,didn’t fall off, meanwhile trying to calm the horse with the other hand. (For the record, I am far from a good horse rider, and have very little experience.) However all of my efforts were in vain, and in a fraction of a second, my sister and I were flying through the air. I’m pretty sure I broke my tailbone. It happened so quickly that I’m not even sure what happened and how. All I know is that we were on the horse, and then we were. I didn’t feel any pain when I hit the ground, and only thought about trying to roll Ruth and I away from the horses hoofs, so as not to get trampled. Although I’ve never had the experience, from what I’ve heard, being trampled is not a particularly pleasant experience. Thankfully the horse stopped right away when it lost it’s rider’s, and it wasn’t hard to calm him down. 

The next thing I knew, my dad and several other people were running towards us, and I picked myself off the ground, and checked to see if my sister was hurt. Thankfully, it had just been raining, and the ground was soft, so neither of us were hurt badly. 

That ended the horse riding for the night, and we went back inside. Only then, when the adrenaline wore off,  did I start to feel quite sore. But that was ok, since it was nothing compared to what I would feel the next day! 

I laughed thinking about how I must have looked, soaring through the air before hitting the ground. However, it was slightly mortifying as well. (Now I was definitely moving to Scotland!) My only comfort was that Dad said he didn’t think that anyone saw, except for the neighbor lady. I was glad that at least a tiny bit of the very small amount of dignity I had left was saved, not having everyone see my flying head over heels! 🤣

I guess that it was just my day for dropping things! (In front of large groups of people.) LOL!

I went to bed that night exhausted from my escapades, and glad that the day was over. So what’s the moral of the story? Well, not much, except that bad days will happen, and the important thing is how we respond to them. 

After falling from the horse, I was tempted to worry about all the things that could have happened, such as being trampled or dragged by the horse, or hitting my head when I fell. However, I found it was much nicer to simply be aware of what could have happened, thank God that they didn’t happen and that He protected us, laugh, and move on.  

After I dropped the eggs in the store and made a huge mess and held up a long line of people, I was tempted to sink into the depths of despair and move to Scotland forever. I mean, how embarrassing! But the more I thought about it, the more I realized that I could learn from the situation, laugh, and move on with life, a very humbled person. Believe me, I will be carrying eggs much more carefully from now on!!! 😆

When I was chatting with my friend, Kyra, about my disastrous day, she reminded me of Philippians 3:13, which inspired me to not let these uncomfortable circumstances get me down, and to keep pressing on. “Forgetting those things which are behind, and reaching forth unto those things which are ahead.”

Another one of my favorite quotes that is great for bad days, is actually from Anne of Green Gables, and it says, Tomorrow is a new day with no mistakes in it… yet” I just love this! 

And another – ”Laugh at your mistakes but learn from them.” This one definitely applied to me!

And that’s my story of calamity and mishap. I hope that it was somewhat entertaining, and that you learned something from my day! I’m feeling much better now, save my extremely sore body. I now know what it feels like to be able to get down, but not sure if I will be able to get back up again! 🤣

I hope you guys enjoyed this post, and that you are not having a day like I was on July 7th, 2021! 😂


Rosy 🌸

P.S. I’ve decided not to move to Scotland…. yet! 😉 

Writerly Memes😀📚🤓✍🏻


Hey everyone!

First off, I’d like to say thank you to everyone who took my blog survey. Your answers were really helpful, and your ideas were inspiring. So thank you!! If you haven’t taken the survey yet, you can do so HERE. All feedback is much appreciated!

And also, for those of you who took the survey… Remember that blank question? Well, that was an accident at first, but then I decided it would be funny to just leave it to see what people would do with it. I loved seeing what some of you put, lol! 😂

Anyway, back to business. I’m super excited about this post, because… who doesn’t like memes?!?!? And I think it’s high time that I post something dedicated to them. Today, I shall be posting memes for all you writers out there! (I one one of these a few years ago, that you can see HERE) I hope you guys enjoy, and that these make you smile. (Or better yet, laugh!!!)

I hope you guys enjoyed these – I sure enjoyed putting them together! Which memes do you relate with the most?



P.s. What’s your author’s psehudomnum? 😀 Mine is Scarlett Q. Livingston. LOL! 🤣

Memes for Writers


Over the past years and months, I have accumulated quite a stash of random memes I have seen and liked.  Some of my favorites are the ones that have to do with writing and grammar. They can be pretty funny, and so relatable. 😂 Sometimes too relatable… 😳😜

Like this one… XD


This is so me. XD


So, I’m not the only one?!? 😂



Hahaha!!! 😂😂😂


Ok, I would never get angry over something like this, but I do have a certain kind of pen I always like to use…

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Too true… 😔 😁


I do this all the time!!! 😂


Yup. It’s kinda sad.


Seriously, what is it with English and always breaking its own rules? XD


Commas are very important.


Always use correct grammar, people!



Yaaas!!!! I hate it when people write “alot”!! People, if you learn anything from this post, it should be that “alot” is not a word!! 😂😁


Lol. 😂😂😂


You know, I almost always tend to really like the bad guys in books… 🤔


😂 Seriously. 😠😡😭





Um, yes. Exactly. XD


I’ve never actually done this, but here’s an idea…


Haha! 😂😂😂



Ok, well that’s enough for now. 😉 I’ve already shared quite a few, and if I don’t stop now, I’ll probably post a lot more… ;P 😂 Hope you enjoyed these, as I have! 🙂

Rosy 🙂 

Are you a writer? Which of these memes could you relate to the most?


The LORD himself goes before you and will be with you; he will never leave you nor forsake you. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged. Deuteronomy 31:8-9




Time with a Friend!


Ok, I know y’all are probably really tired of hearing about our trip… After all, that’s what my last few posts have been about… XD So, I promise, this will be the last one! Probably. ;P 😂

Anyway, I wanted to share some pictures AND A VIDEO!! Ahem, about our visit with Amie (From Crazy A) and her family. 🙂 🙃

*10 minutes later*

Ooookay, the pictures are refusing to upload… The internet’s working pretty bad here. Oh well, I’ll keep trying. 😉

*A few hours later*

Whew! They’re all loaded! Man, that took a long time! XD Anyway, here they are! 😁Picture credits go to my sis, Gracie. 😀

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This one turned out really good!

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I think I was trying to be serious in this one… XD (Also, don’t you think our van makes an amazing background?? ;P XD)

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Aaand, now I’m tired of being serious!

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The lighting in this one is cool!

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I really like this one!

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And this one!

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This is one of my favorites!!!!!!!! 😀

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This one definitely has an interesting perspective. I like it! Amie’s eyes are sooo pretty… 😀

Ok, that’s all the pictures! Now for the video… It turned out so good! Amie did a great job making it! 😀 Hope you enjoy!! 🙂

We all had an awesome time with Amie and her family. Our families are so similar, and we had a blast!! 😀 Thank you for making our time with y’all so enjoyable Amie!! 😀 Love you! ❤

~Rosy 🌹

p.s. Haha, I found this so funny! XD Also, don’t worry, you’re not an idiot, even if it says you are… It just doesn’t know! 😉  Oh, and I totally fell for it! 😂😂😂35351c1f2b694546fb069cb25f3e5e84


We’re Back!!!


Hey everyone! We’re finally back from our trip!! 😀 (In case you don’t know, our family went on a two week trip to Alabama for a family reunion. We also went to Georgia to visit several friends. We had a great time!!) 😀

Here are some pictures from our trip. 🙂 (Btw, I vlogged (video blogged) about the trip too, so ya’ll will get to see that video soon! 😀 )

We got the see the ocean for the first time on our way home! It was so beautiful! 😀 ❤




James is so cute! ❤ 

Beach photography! 

Our Uncle and Aunt took us to the zoo. Sadly, I forgot my camera, but here are some pictures off my uncle’s phone. 😉


Some of my siblings and I (Lacking two), and my cousin. (The boy in the green shirt.)




Philip and Susy make great lions!

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OH! And I finally got to meet my good friend Amie!!!! 😀 We had such a fun time together! Her whole family is awesome. 😉 ❤️🧡💛💚💙💜

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We had a BLAST! 😀 We also made a video together, which you will get to see… later. 😉


Andy and Cousin Eddie invented a new way to have water balloon fights… Just smash the baboons on each other’s heads! LOL! XD I guess they weren’t getting wet enough the real way… ;P


Mom and her new-found cousin and Uncle. Probably more on that in a later post. No promises, but… probably! 😉

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Lizzie and a friend’s dog.

We spent a looong time in the car… Like, 6 days worth of driving… Ugh! To pass the time, we listened to a lot of Jonathan Park, Brinkman Adventures, and sermons by Israel Wayne. 🙂 So it wasn’t so bad. 😉 We did have a few really carsick kids though… XD

Y’all. I LOVED the South. It was sooo pretty, and I loved the people, the accent (lol!), the trees… And guys, the GREENNESS!!! 🌳🌲🍃 It was so beautiful! I loved it all! Except for the ticks. Death to all ticks. Seriously, if it hadn’t been for the ticks, I probably would have moved there. Ok, maybe not quite… ;P XD

Well, I hope you enjoyed these pictures! Keep on the look out for a video about the trip, where you can see all you just saw, and lot’s more! 🙂 And also the video about our visit with Amie. (Amie’s making that one.) I can’t wait to see it!! :D😁

See you soon! (Figuratively speaking.) 😉



Have you ever seen the ocean?

Are you looking forward to seeing the video about our trip?  


Sibling Quotes



Note: Please excuse the terribly uncreative title… Oh well. My brain’s not working tonight. XD 

Ok, we all know that kids can say the funniest things sometimes… I am convinced that my siblings are the best at making me laugh. XD 😀 ❤

I’ve compiled a few of my favorite funny quotes from my siblings. Enjoy!!

Philip (5): “Rosy, you are big. You are too big to live in a sprinkle.”

Oookay…. Whoa, that was random! 😂🤣😂

Andy (10), while eating ice cream: “Oh, I just got freezer burn!” 

He meant brain freeze! LOL! XD 

Me: “James, are you as cowboy?”

James (2): “Yeah! Mooooooo!!!”

Not sure he knows exactly what what a cowboy is yet… 😂🤔 

Philip (5): “Rosy, I wish you weren’t my sister.”

Me:  😲😲😲”Oh! Why?”

Philip: “Because I really want to marry you, and I can’t marry my sister!”

This one was my favorite!!!!!!!😂 Talk about a relived big sister… (Wait, was that my first marriage proposal???) 🤣

Philip, after I opened a jar lid for him: “You are the strongest lady I ever met!”

Wow! Is that a compliment? I think it is… 🤔😁😆

Friend: “Who of your siblings do you think speaks the best at speaking Spanish?”

Gracie: “I don’t want to brag, so go ask my dad!”

Haha! Even that was a couple years ago, it took a little bit of convincing to let me add that one… But she let me! 😁😂

Susy (4), trying to sing Jesus Loves Me: “Jesus loves me, this he knows, and I know the Bible knows!”

Lol, maybe we should work on that with her a bit… 😂🤔🙃🎶

Ok, I know I had more quotes, but I forgot some of them… Consequences of storing them in my brain, instead of one paper. I’ll probably remember as soon as I click post post on this. So, I might post another one of these sometime. 😉

Because He lives,


p.s. Oh, and y’all!!! The sunset was sooo pretty tonight!!!! 😀 ❤



Which quote was your favorite? Do your siblings say funny/cute things? Should I do another post like this? 


Birthday, Baptism, and Border Trip. (And More!)


Hi everyone! I have a big long post for you today, so beware. 😉 XD

Hey, I just realized I could call this post The Three B’s for short… XD 😂🤣😜

Anyway…! 🙃

We had a really busy and exciting two weeks during my media fast. One of the first things that happened was the birthday party of my friend, Karen. She turned 15. In Mexico, when a girl turns 15 she’s basically considered an adult and eligible for marriage. (Wow, that’s crazy isn’t it??? I can’t even imagine… XD) Anyway, she asked me to take pictures at the party for her. Which I did, and enjoyed doing! 😉 😀

Here are a few of them… 🙂



I LOVE this picture!!! 😀 ❤ The girl’s names are Maria and Rebekah.


My friend, Karen, and I. ❤

There was also a piñata for the kids, although the adults joined in some too. I did not get any good picture of that since it was night, but here’s something from my Dad’s phone… Terrible picture, but it’ll do… 😉


And, in other, really exciting news, we had our first baptism at the church we’re planting here in Mexico!! 😀 It was a man named Alejandro (Alexander), and it’s been so awesome to see God working in his, and his wife’s, life. Praise the Lord!!! He is so good.

Here’s a slideshow I put together with the pictures I took during church last Sunday, the Baptism, and the meal afterwards. (Not to mention the water fight that was bound to happen when you have kids and young adults standing around with nothing much else to do… XD ) It was a great time. 😀

The day before yesterday my Dad, Philip, Bekah and I took a trip up to the El Paso, Texas to get our mail, and get some supplies. This time we planned on making it there and back in one day! 😀 Usually we have to stay a night in a hotel.

We got up at 3:00 and left at 3:30 am. We drove for a few hours until we got to a small town to get breakfast. We got food for all four of us, for the equivalent of $3.50 US dollars. We had to laugh about how much food for us all would have costed in the States, and how different Mexico and the States are from eachother! XD

We reached the border by around… 9:00 am I think. We crossed uneventfully, and drove to El Paso which was nearby the border crossing. We couldn’t go to Costco yet, since it opens at ten, so we went to Goodwill, where we bought… Nothing! Then we went to Savers, where we bought… Nothing! XD 😦 ;P After that, we went to Walmart, and a few other places. We ate lunch at Costco. Well, actually we got lunch at Costco, brought it to the car and ate it there! 😉 Then we did a few other things, including picking up our mail, then heading across the border again. We were home by 9:30 that night! We were so tired… XD


Philip and I, while Dad and Bekah were in an auto parts store… And Dad left his phone. So… XD


And, yeah… I think that was most of the big things that happened… At least that I can think of. 😉

In other random news….

I read…

This book:

⬇︎Summer of Suspense by C.R. Hedgcock. this book was really good! I think  would rate it… 4 or 4 1/2 stars… 😉 I would definitely recommend this one!

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⬇︎This book: Joey by Jennifer Marshall Bleakley. 3 1/2 stars. 🙂


⬇︎This book: For One Moment by Christmas Carol Kauffman. guys. This book… 😫😭 Is so good… And sad… (Which is why I’m frowning in one of the pictures… ) Anyway, this is a great book. (One of the rare few that actually make me cry!) I would rate it 6 stars! 😁


And I’ve read several more books lately, but I won’t list them all. 😉

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Baby kisses ❤ ❤ ❤


Ohhhhh!!!!! There’s one thing I have to tell you guys!!! First you have to guess…

What, you don’t like to guess?

Ok, fine. 😉 XD

We’re going… SOUTH!!! YES! To Alabama and Georgia… I am so excited!!! It’s mainly for a family reunion, since my Mom has lots of family there. We’re also going to get to see some friends for the first time. (I’m especially excited to finally get to meet my friend, Amie, from Crazy A!!! 😀 ) Anyway, it’s still almost a month until we leave. I think we leave on the 3rd or 4th of June… Something like that. 🙂 We are all waaay excited!!! 😀

Before I leave, here is a really good quote I found recently. It really made me think.


Sorry about such a long, packed post… Hope y’all like long posts, lol! XD 😉

In Him,


p.s. this is so funny! XD


Have you read any of the books I mentioned in this post? What do you think about the quote? Do you like longer, or shorter posts the best? (Or medium sized???) 😉 


Random Survey!

Random Survey!

Wow, this is my second post in one day! Oops! 😛 XD But I just made this fun survey, and couldn’t wait to post it, sooo… XD

Anyway, YES! I made something for you! Its a completely random, practically pointless, totally fun survey! I can’t wait to see what all of your thought and opinions are! 😛 😉 XD


Take the Survey!


Have fun! 🙂

In Christ,


Did you take to survey? Should I do more sometime? Do you think I post too often?


How Dad Caught a Lion and Ate His Toes

How Dad Caught a Lion and Ate His Toes

If that title didn’t catch your interest, then I don’t know what will! Honestly, that does sound pretty weird! And it is.

You see, that is the name of a story. A story about a… story!

You’re probably thoroughly confused. 🤨🤔

Last year, my dad told us a story. one we will probably never forget, nor let him forget! 😛 I wrote it in a total of two hours (editing and all, which is why there will most likely be several mistakes… It still needs some work.)

Anyway, I now present to you….. *Drumroll please!*


Us kids with Dad, on his birthday. 😀 ❤

   How Dad Caught a Lion and Ate his Toes

One very fine day, a little while before they lived happily ever after, the Marr family was sitting at the table, eating their beans. While the family was enjoying their food and discussing very important topics, such as who might go with with Dad to the store the next day, their favorite, and only cat was playfully playing under the table and trying to eat peoples feet. Pretty soon the kitten wanted something more adventurous to do.

  So it searched for a convenient leg to climb onto. All the girls had skirts and most of the boys either had shorts or sat in a very high high-chair. Finally, it wandered to the far end of the table, where it found a very convenient leg – Daddy’s leg. So it started the long climb upward, stopping every few seconds to catch its breath. Then the little black kitten reached the top, purring proudly. 


   Just then, she heard grunt and felt a squirm. The cat thought that she would be taken away, and all her hard work would be for nothing. She’d have to do it all over again! But, then she heard a few loud protests from several of the mans sons and daughters. After that, she felt safer. So she yawned, laid herself down, and began her nap.


    “Aw, Dad!” cried Gracie, who was the second child of the large family. “She likes you!”


   “Oh dear,” said Dad, rather distressed. The rest of the family laughed.


  The conversation soon drifted to cats, and their few advantages and many disadvantages. After a few minutes of this, Andy, in account of him being a young boy, asked, “Dad, do you know what cat meat tastes like?” Several of the girls shrieked, and “eewwed!” and tried to kick Andy under the table, but unfortunately, he was too far away. He grinned at them.


    “Why, of course I do!”, Dad exclaimed, much to everyones surprise.


   “What?” The children asked, unbelievingly.


   “Well, it tastes sort of like a combination of squirrel meat, hippopotamus’ meat, and lion toes.”

   Everybody laughed, relieved that he was just joking.


   “Well,” Gracie laughed, “Have you ever tastes Squirrel meat?”


   “Well, no, but…”


   “Or Hippopotamus?”


   “No, but you see…”


   “And have you ever had Lion’s toes?”


   “You know, come to think of it, I did once!”


   “What??!!”, came a slightly shocked voice. But not too shocked, because Dad was probably just joking. Probably.

   “When? If you had of eaten lion toes, we would have know about it by now!”


   “Well, there was that time very long ago – you wouldn’t remember it- in the dessert of… I don’t remember where, and I attacked a lion ate his toes.”


   “But Dad, you haven’t told us about it yet!” said Bekah, though she didn’t believe that it really could have happened. She was just hoping for a story.


   “Well then, I suppose now’s as good a time as any to tell you all about it.”


   The kids cheered, and Rosy, who was the oldest of the Marr kids, quickly prepared her brain to remember as much of it as she could, so that she could write a story about it later, the one that you are reading right now.


     So he told his children the story. Here’s how it went.


    One morning, quite a few years ago, I was walking along in the desert, and looking for lion toes to eat. And I was carrying my handy-dandy fork along with me, in case I came across one.


   And then, I spotted one! The biggest lion I’d ever seen and I’ve seen a lot! He was charging toward me, roaring as loud as he could. (Dad then let out his loudest roar.) So I just stood there and waited for the lion to get a little closer.


   “I am going to eat your toes!” I yelled to the lion, who was now very close indeed.


   “No, you are not,” laughed the Lion, “I’m going to eat you!!!’


   And the beast lunged forward, laughing an evil laugh, with his mouth wide open. So I got ready for the attack. Getting in position, I snatched my fork out of my pocket.

   The Lion was upon me now, and he was just about to gobble my head up in one big giant gulp, when I stuffed my hand into the Lion’s mouth, and reached down as far as I possibly could. I reached way down in there, and grabbed the end of the lion’s tail.

   The lion was so surprised; he couldn’t do anything to me. So I got a good grip on the tail, jerked as hard as I could, and spun the lion around until he turned inside out.

   After that, the Lion was rather helpless and couldn’t do much to me anymore. And do you know what the Lion said to me?”


   “What?” The children asked in unison.


   “Well, I don’t know either, because he was talking backward…

So, I reached again for my fork, which was lying on the ground since I hadn’t needed it in the attack. I dug right in, and I ate his toes. All the while, the lion was staring at his insides.

   When I was finished with one toe, I cleaned up and went home.

The end.”


   The listeners all laughed gleefully over the story, all talking at once about their favorite parts. Philip let out a loud whoop, and James imitated his older brother, causing every body’s ears to ring. Susy banged her spoon against the table, making a loud racket. Rosy was going over the story again and again, making sure that she had everything remembered correctly.

   “Wait!” Lizzie, daughter number three, yelled above the noise. “What happened to the lion?”

   “That’s right!” Her sibling wondered, “What happened to him?”

   “Oh,” shrugged Dad, “Well, he ended up in some museum of unnatural history.”

   Nobody got it, except for Rosy and Gracie, who were laughing so hard that their siblings wondered what was wrong.

   Then the rest of the kids bombarded Dad with a bunch of questions, trying to stump him and force him to admit that the story was false.

   “Where did it happen, Dad?”

   “Dad, when was it?”

   “Was it fun, Dad?”

    “Did you keep one of the Lions teeth for a souvenir?” That was Andy.

   “No, of course not,” Dad answered.

   “Well, everybody knows that when you catch a lion, you’re supposed to take one of his teeth to show that it really did happen!”

   “Well,” Dad said, “I’m not a dentist, and the lion didn’t have a cavity.”


   Everyone laughed at that.


   “Dad, how old were you when that happened?” Ruthie asked.


   Dad let out a little sigh. “I was 76.”


   “HA!” yelled Lizzie. (Nobody noticed when her younger brother James copied her yell.), “That proves it! This story can’t be true, because you were never 76 before!”

   Dad heaved another little sigh, “You guessed it. It wasn’t a true story,” He said, pretending to be sorry, but not being. “You guys are all so smart!”


   By now supper was almost over. When everyone had finished, Dad lifted the snoring kitty off his lap, and said, “Time for meal chores!”

  Everybody groaned, some outwardly, and some inwardly, and resigned themselves to their work.

   And the kitten never knew the story he had caused.


The End.

P.S. Oh, and they lived happily ever after.

P.S.S. “Well!” Exclaimed Mom, “I once ate frog legs!”

And there you have it! Now you know what meal time at our house is like, lol! 😂

Also, Happy Valentines Day!



“Yes, I have loved you with an everlasting love; Therefore with lovingkindness I have drawn you. 

Jeremiah 31:3 ❤