Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Yellville II

Next stop.... Marilyn's. Marilyn works for the park system. She can drive bull dozers, tractors, fork lifts, or work chain saws, band saws, build steel bridges, etc., etc... I'm convinced that there isn't anything out there that her and her sister Marla can't operate. They amaze me!!! Forget MacGyver, I want THOSE girls on my side if I'm ever in any kind of trouble. The two of them can build anything, knock down anything, cut up anything, yet they both remain humble and kind. How I love those two.

Here is the road that leads to Marilyn and Bob's house. Five bucks jumped over the fence as I was driving down to her house for pictures. Marilyn likes them bedding down in her tall grass and cautions everyone to drive carefully and quietly. She has already named the largest buck 'Big Boy' and she has her sights on him the next time hunting season is here. Now lest you think Marilyn has no feelings, I want you to be aware that if there is ever any animal abandoned, left motherless, or injured, everyone knows to bring that animal to Marilyn. She has raised deer, rabbits, birds, just about anything until they are able to be set free. She has great respect for all of God's creation and treats them with great care. However.... one must eat.

You can't see it very well, but behind those hollyhocks, is a small stall that Marilyn built for her steer. He was huge! (Notice I said 'was' he's in the freezer these days.)

I caught Marilyn actually reading a book when I came down to get some pictures. (Marilyn NEVER takes the time to read, she says she hates to.) She is always too busy working outside.

Here's Marilyn, in uniform, helping out with Saturday night dinner after she got home from work. Every Saturday night, everyone comes down to my aunt Betty's house for dinner. That night it was homemade pizza. Yummmmmmm!

Next stop... aunt Betty's.


Lizzie M. said...

That shot of you & Marilyn is awesome!! You know you miss the heat and humidity.....

Deborah Hays said...

So true... I'm just dying to go back and get into that awesome humidity!! You should have seen the entire picture of Marilyn..... it was hilarious! Marilyn came out in her boots, shorts, and white legs. I couldn't stop laughing. However, I knew she would not like it so well if I showed the whole picture. Fun times.