It Could Happen Saturday Night

If you’re thinking ‘Date Night,’ you’re going to be disappointed. It’s a kind of follow on from the age thing. I am going to a 60th Birthday party. The issue being, it’s my nephew and I remember the night he was born. I was laid in bed with his sister, no stop right there. I was four-years -old and she was two. We were reading the Radio Times (it was a BBC T.V guide) I have no idea why and as we were feral kids on a farm, it’s quite possible we weren’t reading it. But I guess I’m going to have to come to terms with the fact he is actually sixty.

As soon as he could walk we had him out on the farm. He made a great test pilot. We once built a boat, or found a log, same thing when you’re five years old. We’d been warned to keep away from the lake. The adults called it a stagnant pond, but what do they know? One thing we didn’t know was the logs roll in the water. It took us quite a while to fish my two-year-old nephew out of the stinking quagmire 😂

Another place we were warned to keep away from was my brother-in-law’s wood pile. You can see a theme here can’t you 😉 One day we built a homestead on it. Some may say it was shack, hut or den but we were pioneers of the West. Rawhide, Cheyenne, Bonanza… you know that sort of thing. As he was the smallest it seemed sensible for him to enter first. After a loud crack and a scream we thought it prudent to take a look. He’d fallen through the floor and was surrounded by four foot nettles. All I can say is thank goodness for dock leaves and Massey band 😂

Anyaways, he survived those times and some more. So it should be a fun night. Have a great weekend folks 😘

About charliecountryboy

Part-time Carpentry Assessor. writer, runner, guitarist. Curious about life and all those wonderful people in it.
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30 Responses to It Could Happen Saturday Night

  1. Stephen Brockelman says:

    From the title, I was going to suggest you take some vitamins. And a nap.

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  2. marymtf says:

    🤭🤭🤭🤭🤭 That’s me chuckling my way through your post.
    I’m surprised your nephew made it to sixty, Charlie.

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  3. Priti says:

    Beautiful story of your nephew 😀😀 Loved to read it ☺️😊

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  4. Wow, that was a nice trip down memory lane. Thanks for sharing.

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  5. Sounds like a proper childhood. 🙂

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  6. Invisibly Me says:

    Ouch. It’s a hard one to come to terms with. I remember our family friend having her first kid, then her second. I rocked them in my arms and gave them their bottles. The eldest is now 23 and it’s just weird. Weird on all levels. I can only imagine what that baby-turned-adult being 60 must do. Headfuck.

    I love your childhood tales. See, if you’d been good & always listened to the adults then you wouldn’t have these stories to tell!

    Rollin’ rollin’ rollin’
    Keep them dogies rollin’ rawhide!!

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    • Yeah, and it’s even worse when you haven’t seen them for years. I saw a lot of my friends daughter from her being born to around seven, then I moved away and the next time I saw her she was 21, that was strange. But she did bring a small knitted dinosaur to show me… I’d bought fo her when she was 3 years old, so that was sweet.
      If you want me to do something just tell me I can’t do it 😂
      Ahhh, Rawhide! 😉 Clint Eastwood is 90 now 😂
      Thanks, Caz 😀😀

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  7. Carolyn Page says:

    Okay, so it’s over!!!
    I’m late, I’m late, and I didn’t have a date!
    Yes, it is so strange when suddenly it’s 60 years on and we didn’t even know the years were rollin’ past as quickly as they did.

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    • Haha, Carolyn, yup it’s over. I did my speech and couldn’t wait to get out lol. My nephew had one table with all his young men (he owns a butcher’s shop) and their partners and I’m sat on the other table with all the old relatives. I used to be sat on the young table 😂😂


  8. sutapa says:

    Beautiful story…loved it👍

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  9. Anne says:

    Hilarious, chuckling out loud at you little whipper snappers setting a toddler afloat on a rolling log!

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  10. Wonderful write, Charlie. 😃

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  11. The Hinoeuma says:

    I used to sleep with my male cousin when we were little. My maternal grandmother had a small house. When I was 9, he was 3 and he drove me crazy, kicking on the bed (laying on his stomach, raising and dropping his leg…in his sleep, no less). He was like a little brother to me and we spent summers playing together. It was a different time.

    Do you feel old?

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