Monday, October 20, 2008


Fox News this A:M showed a man bare arms and legs,thousands of honey bees clinging to him, supposedly to win world record for having most bees clinging to him.
Fox asked for more Bee Stories. Then came a memory. 3 generations ago, my brother and I, 13 and 9 years of age were new in a neighborhood of very poor people, rural area after Wall Street Crash in October,1929.
Most everyone was hungry . We were invited to be at a honey harvest at Sundown. We arrived, with our pans, the older boys already had the 'bee smoker' going. I stood back while my 13 year old brother was anxious to taste that honey and learn more about 'honey harvest'.
The Owners had just moved,leaving the Beehives. A friendly kid handed me my pan with a couple nice honey combs. It tasted So Delicious. Now getting dark, looking for my brother, found him leaning against a tree , face in arms making gutteral sounds like I'd never heard before. I asked if he was ready to go home. He turned and it appeared as though he was holding a small red apple in his teeth. He was moaning and honey dripping out.
What a sight. All the kids laughing, except of course for my brother. I grabbed my pan and headed for home so he would'nt see me laughing. He was as mad as a Rodeo Bull. His stung tung looked so awful.
Next day still mad and looking for someone to fight. I hung around dad fairly close for a day or two. sa

1 comment:

Carlene Noggle said...

Oh...bless his heart Sam...His poor tongue must have been hurting soooooo bad! But to tell ya the truth...I can't help but giggle when I think of what a sight that must have been to you!!! lol