For some reason this time of year, people feel the need to decorate their homes with scarecrows. Isn’t this the wrong time of year to put out a scarecrow? And why are you trying to keep crows out of your house? I guess it has something to do with the fall theme and it goes along with the Indian corn and pumpkins. Maybe people are just bringing the entire garden indoors to keep reminding them of summer as the weather turns colder. I really don’t know. This time of year though I do think of a scarecrow I once made.
Back when I was young and growing up in Florida, I always had a garden. One particular year, I decided to put up a scarecrow. It wasn’t that we had crows in the garden. I just wanted to have one. So I went onto my closet and got out some old clothes. Then I sewed the shirt to the pants and stuffed them with straw. Next I got some paper and masking tape and formed a head. I drew on eyes with a magic marker and then put a hat on the head. I found some old gloves to make hands. When I put it all together, I have to say that it looked great. In fact from a distance it looked like a real person. I didn’t have a pole to prop it up, so I attached it to the fence at the back of our yard. So just imagine, this lifelike scarecrow leaning against the fence behind my garden. After I put it out, I left for the day.
When I got home, later that day, my mother was home from work. I could tell something was up because she was pacing back and forth and had all the curtains in the back of the house shut. I asked her what was up and she told me there was a peeping Tom in the back yard. I had forgotten about the scarecrow so I went with her to the back window to see this guy. On the way to the back porch she said; “The nerve of that guy. He is just standing there staring at the house”.” I am going to call the police” When I looked out the window I asked where he was. She said; “Right there, in the back of your garden. ” I burst out laughing and told her it was my scarecrow. She kept insisting it was a real person so I went out and walked up to it to show her. She said it gave her the creeps and she made me take it down. I ended up sitting him in a chair where she couldn’t see him.
I have another scarecrow story but I felt it best not to post it here.
So who remembers what the first thing the scarecrow said after the wizard gave him a brain? Just wondering if there are any other W.O.O. fans out there?
Have a great fall day,
Have a great fall day,