Squirl's Nest

Sunday, October 30, 2005

Time for a skirry story, well for Bucky anyway

When Bucky and I were young we used to share a bedroom. We used to talk and giggle. I would make up stories to tell her and she always love them.

One night I was talking to her about Amelia Earhart. That is, Amelia Earhart who was flying a plane with only a navigator when it disappeared over the western Pacific ocean in 1937.

I think I was mostly just musing aloud when I said, "Just think, her bones are probably lying out there," when I heard this "AAAAAAAAAAAAH!" coming from the other side of the room. She had plugged her ears and was trying not to hear me. I was kinda puzzled and started to say something about Amelia Earhart one more time when little Bucky started up with "AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAH!" again.

It's a wonder our parents didn't hear. I would've been in trouble even though I hadn't meant to scare her. But for a while after that I had to do was say Amelia Earhart to get her skirred all over again.


Blogger SierraBella said...

Is this post a little dig at Bucky for spilling the beans about that little phone call you made the other night?

*whispering- Amelia Earhart... Amelia Earhart...*

Sun Oct 30, 05:42:00 PM  
Blogger Squirl said...

Yes, first. Thanks, Sierrabella, that makes me feel good. :-)

This is definitely a dig at the Buckster for her drunk dialing story.

Keep up with the Amelia Earharts. Mwhahahahahahaha

Sun Oct 30, 05:54:00 PM  
Blogger eclectic said...

**Heh heh heh** Bucky's scared of Amelia Earhart. What was it that skirred her, Squirl? Was it the fact that she disappeared without a trace, alone, over the ocean where anything could happen, like drowning, being eaten alive by sharks, or pecked to death by sea gulls? Hunh. I wonder why Amelia Earhart would by so skirry?!

Sun Oct 30, 06:11:00 PM  
Blogger Squirl said...

Eclectic, it was just the thought of bones that skirred her. I still chuckle thinking about it.

Sun Oct 30, 06:14:00 PM  
Blogger Susie said...

Excuse me, I must go say a couple of words to Bucky ...


Sun Oct 30, 10:32:00 PM  
Blogger Unknown said...

Hmmm. I think I have a biography of Amelia Earhart around here somewhere. Perhaps I should send it on to Bucky—anonymously, of course.

Sun Oct 30, 10:36:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...


Sun Oct 30, 11:01:00 PM  
Blogger Katy Barzedor said...

You people are COLD!

*assumes fetal position, fingers in ears, recommences "AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAH!"*

Mon Oct 31, 07:16:00 AM  
Blogger Squirl said...

Susie, please, be my guest.

SS Nick, yes anonymously would probably be best.

Danielle, chuckle away. :-)

Bucky, take your fingers out of your ears. You're a big girl now.

tee hee

Mon Oct 31, 07:35:00 AM  
Blogger Effie said...

Teehee--my sister and I would often tell stories back and forth, but I don't think she ever scared me with them....

Wait, I think I scared my little sisters on occasion--bad me!

Poor little Bucky--imagining the bones of Amelia Earhart just laying out in the open....

Mon Oct 31, 08:49:00 AM  
Blogger Nilbo said...

Don't discourage Bucky from putting her fingers in her ears. It just gives various other orifices a well-deserved rest.

Ameeeeeliiiiiiaaaaaaa .....

Mon Oct 31, 09:32:00 AM  
Blogger Nina said...

Poor little Bucky . . . those bones are skirry. . . I can relate having an older sister.

Mon Oct 31, 09:49:00 AM  
Blogger Squirl said...

Effie, I'll bet you didn't even mean to scare your sisters. Well not much anyway.

Nilbo, and you have plans for the other, unattended orifices?

Nanina, siblings can mean sometimes. I really didn't do much to upset Bucky while we were growing up. Our brothers, Tardist and Timmy, did that for me.

Mon Oct 31, 10:47:00 AM  
Blogger LadyBug said...

Okay, so now I understand the Amelia Earhart comments over at Bucky's place. I was pretty dang confused earlier.

word verification: botinkln
Apparently, Bo's been tinklin'. Watch for puddles.

Mon Oct 31, 10:50:00 AM  
Blogger Squirl said...

Ladybug, yes, that's why the Amelia Earhart comments. :-)

And just where has Bo been? I wanna miss the puddles.

Mon Oct 31, 01:08:00 PM  
Blogger Zombie_Flyboy said...

Oh man, that's funny.

Mon Oct 31, 03:48:00 PM  
Blogger Squirl said...

Hey, Zombie Flyboy, glad to be able to give you a good laugh. At Bucky's expense, of course!

Mon Oct 31, 08:11:00 PM  
Blogger Mr. Bloggerific Himself said...


Seems like there's another kids book I should be pushing. It has Amelia and Elenor Roosevelt I think. ?

Mon Oct 31, 09:17:00 PM  
Blogger Squirl said...

Okay, Mr B, now I'm skirred!

And I think my word verification is one of those bump-in-the-night kind of sounds:

Mon Oct 31, 09:22:00 PM  
Blogger Mr. Bloggerific Himself said...

Found it! Amelia and Eleanor Go for a Ride: Based on a True Story

ISBN: 059096075X

Mon Oct 31, 09:51:00 PM  
Blogger Squirl said...

Everybody who reviewed it liked it. I hadn't even thought of the two of them being contemporaries. But of course they were.

Mon Oct 31, 10:02:00 PM  
Blogger Kranki said...

Isn't that what older siblings are for? Creeping out the little ones. Well done, Squirl.

Tue Nov 01, 12:02:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

At first I didn't know what to say, so I didn't comment, but now I think I know what I would like to say:


The Amelia Earheart story kind of freaks me out, but it's the disappearing without a trace part that freaks me out.




Tue Nov 01, 07:56:00 AM  
Blogger Squirl said...

Why, thank you, Kranki!

Amber, yeah, she just disappeared. I think she was a bit headstrong and probably shouldn't have been flying at that time, but, still kinda spooky!

Tue Nov 01, 08:54:00 AM  
Blogger Ern said...

We'll have to pop by Bucky's with the "Amelia Earhart" taunting too!

Tue Nov 01, 12:47:00 PM  
Blogger Bone Machine said...

All I have to say is "AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAH!"

Tue Nov 01, 02:39:00 PM  
Blogger Squirl said...

Ern, go for it. She can take it.

Mr B, yeah, it's all pretty skirry.

Tue Nov 01, 02:47:00 PM  
Blogger Squirl said...

Sorry Bone Machine, didn't mean to skirr you.

Tue Nov 01, 08:09:00 PM  
Blogger greatwhitebear said...

I saw whot you all did to bucky.. she got so scared she turned purple!

Tue Nov 01, 11:37:00 PM  
Blogger Squirl said...

Greatwhite, you're right! But doesn't she look lovely?

Wed Nov 02, 07:24:00 AM  
Blogger Katy Barzedor said...

Am I the ONLY person here who sees the joke overload in Amelia Earhart and Eleanor Roosevelt taking a "ride" together?

Who's pitchin' and who's catchin'?

Wed Nov 02, 09:00:00 AM  
Blogger Squirl said...

Bucky, that's another mystery to which I just don't want to know the answer.

Wed Nov 02, 09:17:00 AM  

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