Late last night I rung up my dad to ask him a few questions about the photos I was fingering through and in particular the one of him going to school with his horse "Old Pete". We had a bit of a chuckle as I told him tomorrow (today) was Storytelling Sunday and I needed him to share with me what he remembered about "Old Pete" and the walks to school.
"Old Pete" had a job and that was to walk the 3 1/2 miles... pulling the children along in the caboose. His job was to get the children to school before 9:00. Once he arrived, dad would detach the caboose and Pete was put into his barn stall where he would wait for his oat bundle at lunch. He had a good rest before the 3 1/2 mile walk back... dropping the cousins off on the way.
"Old Pete" may have walked slow, but he was always reliable, except for when he was shy and would turn around and walk the other way!
There is my story for this edition of Storytelling Sunday. If you would like to share one of your own, you can link up, or if you care to sit back and relax with a cup of coffee and read through the wonderful stories from around the globe, then come and join us over at Sian's From High In The Sky!