Thursday, July 18, 2013

It Happened to My Kids

Meg asked me this: Mrs. M, did anything that happened to Andi in the CCA/CCB books ever happen to you? Just wondering. :)
  

While I can't think of anything that happened to me that happened to Andi in the books, some of the things in the Circle C Beginnings happened to my kids . . .
      Kristel and Chad used to catch flies, and then Kristel would give Chad a piece of her long hair and they would tie the fly to it. Then they would scotch tape the other end of the hair to the table while they were supposed to be doing their schoolwork. 
      And the rooster used to chase our kids! It went after Chad once so badly that his dad whacked that terrible rooster with a 2x4. We eventually had to chop its head off. 
      Then we got a NICE rooster, a blond sex-link (very pretty) and that was the nicest rooster we ever had. The kids could carry him around, and they led the hens around with yarn leashes.      
Chad "riding" our calf.
      And while Chad never tried to lasso a calf like Riley did, he did ride our calf. The calf didn't like it much. I didn't put that in the books since Andi and Riley have ponies and horses, so of course they do not need to ride calves.
      And we also had sheep and lambs, like Andi saw in "Fair Surprise." Kristel even had a black lamb just like "Inky" in the story.

    
Kristel and her little black lamb
That's all I can think of right off the bat. If I think of anything more, I will tell you. 

23 comments:

  1. Thanks for the post! I love old family photos :)

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  2. Thanks Mrs. M, that's cool!! :D
    we had a rooster that used to chase us, we used to hide up in the horse feeders to get away from him!! :O
    he even jumped up and pecked my big sister when she was riding her horse!
    That "mean old rooster!" ;)

    ~Meg

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  3. Thank you for the post Mrs.Marlow!!!

    Thet was a mean rooster Meg!!


    KB

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  4. Because our dog attacked our rooster he got smart and played dead every time he saw our dog!!! And when hunter walked away our rooster got right back up and walked away like nothing was wrong!!! LOL

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    1. :D!!
      that's funny!! LOL! :)

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    2. That is just too funny. Too bad you don't have a video of it. :-)

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    3. One of our dogs finally killed the mean rooster of ours. But that was after my sister and I kept shooting it with our slingshots!!! We would each go a different direction, then one of us would shoot it, and it would run towards the other, and then that one would shoot it, and it would run back, and that would go on and on and on. It was great fun!!! :)

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    4. Wow! that poor, (NOT!!) rooster! ;P
      in the end, we TRIED to eat our mean rooster, but even when he was dead he was mean! he wouldn't even fit in our turkey pan, his legs stuck out too far!! :P
      so we had to give him to the dogs. (I don't think they liked him either!) :)

      ~Meg

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  5. I think it's fun when I can use "real" stories in my fiction stories. Though some people think the real stories are too fiction and the fiction stories are real. :)

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  6. Hmm... cool! How did you come up with the name "Andi"?

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    1. Well . . . I saw it on a TV show once, long ago. The "tomboy" girl in the story was Andrea, but they called her Andi (except her mom). I thought, "What a cute name!"

      Trouble was, my son's name is Andrew, and when he was 4, he said, "I'm not Andrew. I'm Andy." So we called him Andy until he was about 11. THEN, when my Andi books were getting published, he said, "I am NOT Andy. I'm Andrew." He's been Andrew ever since. :-)

      ~Mrs. M

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  7. Thats funny!!
    I'm glad you picked Andi for her name,I like the name Andi!! :)
    Are you going to right more CCB books??
    I hope you do, I like them!! :D

    KB

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    1. Well, maybe after I'm finished with the 4 older Andi books I can go back and write more "little" Andi books. :-)

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    2. Oh goody!! ;)
      some people might say I'm "too old" for those books.
      But I beg to differ!! :D
      can't wait for the older Andi books! (the younger ones either!!) ;D

      ~Meg

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    3. opps, I worded that wrong. :P
      I meant to say that some people might say I'm too old for the little Andi books! :)

      ~Meg

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    4. I Hope so!!;)
      The "little" Andi books and the big Andi books are fun!!!:D
      Can't wait for the Andi books!!!:D
      ~KB

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  8. I think everyone who's had chickens has had the case of the bad rooster. My rooster was a different story, he was bad to everyone else but me. I was his 'master' so he let me do all kinds of things to him. I actually walked him on a leash down the road, and I was so proud of myself! The neighbors came outside and took pictures of the rooster who could walk on a leash. :) But then he started attacking my sisters...and he had to go bye-bye because I have a little niece and a younger sister whom we could not let that happen to. So he went to a new home where he rules all the hens on a ranch all day long. I hope he's happy. :) His name was Nicolai Dobzhansky the Rooster. (He was a Russian Rooster. ;D)
    Good post! I love how we writers add our own memories into our fiction stories, I think it just livens things up, don't you? :)

    -Calamity Rene

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  9. If you want another Rooster story, I have one in my book "Home Fires of the Great War" and it is based on a true story told to me by a friend. I only changed the names, time and place. But this is not your usual "rooster story." ;)

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    1. If you would like to share it, we would love to read it. You could do it two ways: 1) you can email it to me and I'll post it . . . or 2) you can post the rooster story excerpt on your own blog and send me the link, and I can post the link and send interested readers over to YOUR blog. Either way works for me, Rebekah.

      We are off to California for our last homeschool convention of the year, the VHE in Modesto. I'm looking forward to it. This is always a good convention for us, maybe because it's close to "Andi's" tromping grounds. :-)

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  10. Great idea. :) I'll send you a link as soon as I post it. It might be this Friday or it might be next.

    Have fun at the last convention! I'm off to write. :)

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  11. I have my own goat that had kids this year
    Anna age 9

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Let Andi know what you think!