The village of Likely had a very small population, but they had a school house and a teacher. The teacher was Albert Pattenaud, and he lived out the other side of Horsefly. He came home every weekend and holidays.
In the winter when sound travelled so far and so clearly, you could hear him coming as he always had this bad cough. His wife and a couple of kids travelled with him.
Some body had given me a couple of baby geese…goblets? I don’t think so. Maybe they were cygnets, but not sure of that. Now I remember… they are called Goslings! I dearly loved them and was taking really good care of them. Had them outside in the daytime, but put them in the chicken house at night so they would have protection from the weasels.
Back to the teacher! His youngest son, Phillip. was about six or seven years old. He would pick up one of my toys (many of my toys, one at a time. ) And Say “It’s no dood, Norma doesn’t want it. I’ll take it over to Likely.” And, in most cases it worked for him.
This trip they were going to Likely and only staying over one night…and they asked me to go along with them! Mom and dad gave me permission to go and I was all excited.l
We arrived at their friends home just before supper time. That had been the arrangement… have supper there. Well, there were ten of us, and she used six eggs for an omelette. Not going to put on too much weight with that amount of food! I was glad to head for home.
It was a very sad arrival for me. They forgot to put my goslings in the chicken coop, and the weasel got all of them, draining all the blood out of them and leaving the bodies there for me to find. I wished I had never gone to Likely with the Patenauds!