Gate Guarding

Gate Guarding

Friday, December 25, 2009

Retirement through the eyes of a child....

This was posted on the Escapees forum and I just had to share it!


(This was actually reported by a teacher - as told by someone else)

After Christmas, a teacher asked her young pupils how they
spent their holiday away from school.
One child wrote the following: "We always used to spend the holidays with Grandma and Grandpa. They used to live in a big brick house but Grandpa got retarded and they moved to Arizona. Now they live in a tin box and have rocks painted green to look like grass. They ride around on their bicycles and wear name tags because they don't know who they are anymore."
"They go to a building called a wreck center, but they must
have got it fixed because it is all okay now, they do exercises
there, but they don't do them very well. There is a swimming
pool too, but they all jump up and down in it with hats on."
"At their gate, there is a doll house with a little old man sitting
in it.. He watches all day so nobody can escape. Sometimes
they sneak out, and go cruising in their golf carts."
"Nobody there cooks, they just eat out. And, they eat the
same thing every night --- early birds."
"Some of the people can't get out past the man in the doll
house. The ones who do get out, bring food back to the
wrecked center for pot luck."
"My Grandma says that Grandpa worked all his life to earn
his retardment and says I should work hard so I can be
retarded someday too."..........
"When I earn my retardment, I want to be the man in the
doll house. Then I will let people out, so they can visit their grandchildren.

Gotta Love those Grandchildren!!

The weather here is frightful, snow and very cold temperatures! Hopefully we will be able to take our Texas vacation if we can dig


across the street from house


out from our deck


Hugs to all!

Ohh I forgot to add this link for Dee & Gypsy. It is The Happy Campers

We use the 40oz jar...but this time we ordered the 64oz tub so we can just refill the smaller container.


ANT-zee said...

I loved that story! Merry Christmas to you and your family!

Jim and Dee said...

Thank you so very much. It's now on order. I love the blog, so cute.

squawmama said...

Very cute!!! We had snow too and now our trip to Texas is going to be postponed because I need minor surgery on my knee... Boo Hoo Have a fun filled day and travel safely!!!

Happy New Year