Tuesday, July 15, 2008

Bellies and buffalo

Another pregnancy comparison pic, just for fun! Here's me in March 2006 seven months pregnant with Z. Check out the hoochie mama boots!

Here's me today at the airport when I visited Ben for lunch (7.5 mos along).
I must like to wear green and brown together!

Modern Day Mayberry
Let me introduce you to a new column I've been wanting to add for a while. "Modern Day Mayberry" is a glimpse into the unique and endearing experiences we have in our small town in Ohio. I hope to be honoring to our adopted home which has put up with us for ten years now. They didn't want to let us in at first, but then they realized we were here to stay and have been more accepting as the years go by.

Well, here's my first fun cyber-glimpse into Modern Day Mayberry. One of the local heating and cooling places (Simpson's) bought a giant buffalo statue. They found it at an auction and were so excited, they said in the paper, that it was just what they were looking for. They put it out in their front yard and told the paper that prior to getting the buffalo, delivery trucks got lost trying to find them every day.

Today, I finally got the guts to call and ask them why they didn't just buy a sign to put out front to help people find them. Turns out, they had a fairly reasonable reason (not as funny as I'd hoped). Their building is in back, although they own the one out front, they haven't occupied it yet. So, to help delivery people they tell them to turn at the buffalo to find them (their real building down the alley does have big sign on it). The poor buffalo was naked for almost a year, then someone bought it a rain coat complete with a hat. Now, as you can see, it's ready for summer. I wish I'd asked what the buffalo's name was.*
I did tell the nice lady at Simpson's that I'd be blogging about their buffalo. A big thank you to them for letting me share with my friends and family online one of the things in our town that regularly makes me giggle. Let me just say it's a good thing you fenced him in!

*Read the comments to find out it's name and gender!!!!


Dana said...


Scott Loewen said...

LOL! It's a "boy" buffalo. The "bull" applies to buffalo the same as it does to cattle. :D

kristina said...

I think you look very similar in both pics. Do you feel about the same? And, you look great... you definitely don't look like you have reached that horrible, icky, huge, uncomfortable phase yet. You are still in the beautifully pregnant time. :)

BTW... I mailed you a package yesterday. It should be there soon. Hope you like it. :)

Anonymous said...

The buffalo's name is Harry. My husband named it after Harry Buffalo, a popular college booze drink -- back in the day. We have had many comments and calls on the buffalo but I think this is his first blogspot. Thanks for the publicity. Everyone is invited to come and see him and us. Beth Simpson