Pleased to meet Ya

Now it's time to say Hello to me and all my kin
I would like to thank you folks for kindly droppin' in
You're all invited back again to this locality
To have a heapin' helpin' of our hospitality!
Hillbilly, that is, sit a spell, take your shoes off
Y'all come back now, ya hear?

--adapted from "The Beverly Hillbillies" by Paul Henning

Friday, July 16, 2010

Stephen becomes an Activist

It's been awhile since we've heard anything from Stephen. It's hard to believe...he's almost 7 months old!
This is his story for today:

We have a fun State Park close to our home. I get to do lots of fun things while I'm there...

I get to swing and slide

Brother and I play Hide and Seek, and Mommy and I get our Hiking Exercise.

Daddy and I play in the dirt. Mommy didn't like me eating it, but Daddy and I just say she's just a girl and she doesn't know about guy things.

Last night when we went to visit the geese, I got really sad.

This is my new friend. He's hurt and can't walk very good.

Mommy said some people hurt him by putting a leg band on him. I am mad, cuz he would be fine if people would've just left him alone. Now he hurts real bad.

Mommy and I are going to send this story to a bunch of people to see if anyone can help my new friend, Bandit. (That's what I call him.)

Bandit is at Wallace State Park in Cameron, Mo. if you can help!

Daddy's proud of me being a big boy and trying to help my new friend!


  1. Oh my goodness, Stephen is such a cupcake!! I just love grubby little boys!!

    Poor bandit! Makes you want to help him with his leg, but he wouldn't understand and would probably get upset.

    Thanks for your sweet comments the other day. I am going to check out your husband's post on Phil 4:8- can't wait to read it. I love that passage!

    Hope you and yours have a wonderful weekend.


  2. Thanks, Erin.

    No, we wouldn't help it. I needs medical attention. The pictures didn't show it well, but there is a big ball of infection, and the leg is very very swollen. I just hate it when humans hurt animals, and don't do anything to help the hurt they've caused.

    You have a good weekend as well.

  3. Stephen is such a lovely smiley boy!
    Fingers crossed someone will come forward to help Bandit xx