Monday, May 15, 2006

Devonshire Stories (Kenny Cobb)

KENNY SHOWED UP AT ABOUT 4 OR 5 YRS. OLD READY FOR ACTION. HE HAD
MASTERED RIDING A BIKE, HAD A CHERUBIC FACE, A GLINT IN HIS EYES, HE FIT IN PERFECTLY WITH STEVIE & I. HE WAS ON A LEARNING CURVE SO HADN'T LEARNED STEALTH OR OPERATING IN SHADOWS. HIS FIRST ERROR WAS WITH NORTH'S CAT RHUBARB, KEN HAD THE CAT IN HIS ARMS, PETTING IT.
HE DECIDED PUSSY NEEDED BATHING NOW, IF NOT SOONER, RHUBARB DID 2 OR 3
BACK FLIPS INTO OUR POND, IN FULL VIEW OF MY MOTHER.

OUR EARS PICKED UP IMMEDIATELY TO THE HARRANGING LITTLE KENNY WAS HAVING TO LISTEN TO. HE PUT UP HIS 2 HANDS AS IF TO SHADE HIS EYES BUT WAS STICKING OUT HIS TONGUE AT OUR MOTHER. WE HAD TO PRETEND SERIOUSNESS ALL THE WHILE ALMOST BUSTING A GUT WATCHING THAT WIGGLING TONGUE.

ANOTHER OCCURANCE WAS AT HENRY'S, WE WERE ALL SITTING ON THEIR BACK PORCH JUST DANGLING OUR LEGS, EXCEPT KENNY HAD GOTTEN HIS MITTS ON A PENKNIFE, HE WAS RUNNING THE KNIFE WITH PURE DELIGHT, THERE WAS ONLY A LITTLE DRIPPING BLOOD, NOTHING TO WRITE HOME ABOUT AND THE BRANCH WAS ONLY SLIGHTLY STAINED, BUT MRS. HENRY CAUGHT SIGHT OF THE
WHITTLER & THE LEAKING.

HEAVY DUTY CLUCKING, MOANS AND GASPS BEGAN. SHE
WAS USED TO HER GIRLS MILLIE & MON CHOU (KATHLEEN) WHO WERE SORT OF
ANGELIC. ANYHOW KEN WAS WRAPPED & BANDAGED, SENT HOME, HE LIVED. NOT MUCH LATER HE & HIS FAMILY LEFT THE OUTER LIMITS OF DEVONSHIRE TO LIVE ON QUEEN ST. WE RARELY SAW HIM AFTER MOVING AWAY. WE MET KENNY LAST SEPTEMBER IN KINGSTON, ALSO HIS SISTER CAROLYN.

RICHARD...............

Thanks Richard W.

Great Stories from Devonshire Rd..

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