We have a new blogger in the family. Welcome to my cousin Ashlee, who has finally jumped into the blogging world.
Ashlee is my first cousin Tommy Gene's youngest child. (I'm told that as he got older, he preferred to be called Tom, but to the family, he was always Tommy Gene.) He was the one who added the term "monstrosity" to the family lexicon. Anyway, they lived quite a ways away from us, and I didn't really see much of Ashlee when she was growing up. However, there was one time...
She was three, and we were visiting my Aunt Bonnie, who is Ashlee's grandmother. She didn't have enough room for all of us, so I went to stay with Tommy Gene and his wife Linda. Ashlee proudly told me that I would like staying with them because their water was blue. She was talking about the Tid-e-bowl.
The next morning, were back at Aunt Bonnie's, getting ready to head for home. Just up the street from her house was a cow pasture.
Ashlee loved the cows, and every time she went to her Mammaw's, she wanted to walk up the street and see them. That morning was no different, she begged Aunt Bonnie over and over again until finally she said, "All right, we'll go see the cows."
As soon as she got the OK, Ashlee ran into the kitchen and grabbed a dish towel. Running back into the living room, she exclaimed, "I need to put this over my head in case one of them poops on me!"