What: I'm not suppose to chew somebody else's gum.
When: I was 3 years old
Where: Underneath our family's first home in converted Army barracks in Alexandria, LA
How: Mom caught me putting a piece of 4 year old Rusty Marshall's gum in my mouth - from his boy mouth.
What: I could see fish better when I was under water
When: I was 3 and 1/2 years old
Where: Valentine Lake, Kistachie Forest, LA
How: I waded into the clear cool water and fell face first and floated.
What: Bumpy, Gaggie, Namnun, or Eckie, were just regular names.
When: I was 4 years old
Where: In Alexandria, LA
How: They were my paternal great grandmother, grandfather, and aunt, and one of mom and dad's best friends.
What: Chicken cannot swim.
When: I was 5 years old.
Where: When our family moved to my mom's dad's country home.
How: I ran after, caught, and threw a chicken into a big ole horse trough full of water.
What: Electricity can hurt you.
When: I was 5 and 1/2 years old.
Where: In the garage on top of my maternal grandfather's car
How: I unscrewed the light bulb and stuck my finger in the socket.
What: Snakes can get into your house when you leave the wooden door open.
When: The summer before I was 6.
Where: In my mom and dad's bedroom when I walked in to kiss them goodnight.
How: I saw a cottonmouth crawling on the inside of the screen door and screamed.
Have a good day, Miss Althea