Who remembers Crabby Appleton?
I read the fabulous book Litani by the amazing Jess Lourey earlier this week. If you are a lover of mysteries, spooky and scary and disturbing, this is the book for you. The book comes out officially next month and is based on a true story and Jess Lourey is the most amazing writer. If you have never checked out any of her books it is time to do that. I started reading her Month by Month series years ago that star Mira James. The fun Minnesota based stories are just that – fun.
Her last few books have been page turners that are based on real life stories. Litani is the latest in this series and is really a book that sticks with you. If you want to pre order just click here.
But I digress.
In the book I saw the phrase Crabby Appleton and it made me laugh.
I remember Crabby Appleton from the Tom Terrific cartoons on Captain Kangaroo.
Growing up we were not allowed too much television time but I do remember watching Captain Kangaroo at times. Crabby Appleton was a great character and I find myself thinking about ole Crabby a bit lately.
I have been a bit of a Crabby Appleton lately. Oh I know – you think that isn’t me but this week I have been for some reason.
Not that I want everyone to be unhappy or have been doing bad things but I have been allowing things to get to me a bit too much lately.
I mailed a package of clothes to Theo and it has not arrived 10 days later. Tracking has not shown any movement since I dropped off the package at the Cedar Mountain post office. I have made several inquiries and no one can seem to find the package. It is making me crabby. I might be obsessing about it a bit. Ask Chris. I am obsessing a lot.
I currently know of three people that are in ICU’s with Covid doing very poorly. That makes me sad and yes- crabby- because I feel like we could have avoided this a bit. And I know others in quarantine because of contact tracing. Crabby, crabby, crabby.
I stepped in fresh goose poop on the way to the dock. Crabby, crabby, crabby.
So bear with me a bit while I work out my crabbiness. I promise to come back and write things that aren’t crabby and mean spirited.
Why don’t you leave me a comment that will turn my crabbiness into happiness? Don’t forget — it’s all for Comments for a Cause for UMCOR this month. And thank you to Jess Lourey for making me remember ole Crabby Appleton.