Incense versus Insects

"Remember when" stories of the family

When we were living in Fort Worth, Courtney, Matthew, and I took one of our many trips to visit Mother in Wichita Falls. Courtney and Matthew were about 4 or 5 years old. We had finished dinner, Mother was cleaning up the kitchen, and I was getting C&M ready for bed...pajamas on, teeth brushed, etc. They were to sleep in the bedroom near the kitchen. They were in the bedroom getting ready, and Mother was explaining to me that the room had been closed up for a while and she thought there was a musty odor. She was telling me that she was burning some incense in the room to help mask the odor. And, indeed, she was. (Must have been a gift from Patrick!) A few seconds later, Matthew walks out of the room and comes to sit in my lap. I said, "Matthew, it's time for bed. I'll go with you and tuck you into bed." He looked at me and said, "I don't want to sleep in there. Granny is burning insects." Mother started her famous belly laugh - got a real kick out of that one.

Posted by Kathleen at January 16, 2003 05:19 PM | Printable Version

Matthew was such a precious child...I think he still is! (are you wondering if I think he is precious or a child?)

Posted by: rita on January 16, 2003 09:28 PM

The incense was mine. I sill hve some of it and the little dilly to burn it with(in.)or upon.

Posted by: Matthew, i.e. not the precious one on January 17, 2003 02:35 AM

Okay, actually I still have some of it and it used to be on my sill

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