Tuesday, May 04, 2010

Tales on Tuesday – Leave It to Beaver

Barry was a baby beaver living in Bavaria. His mom and dad built sturdy, long-lasting beaver lodges. Barry wanted to be just like them. He tried to follow in the paths of their beaver tails, but he was told to stay home. He was told he was too bitsy of a beaver baby. He had a lot of growing to do to become a big beaver before he could learn to chomp a fat tree trunk and leave tooth marks the way his mom and dad left grooves in growing trees.


Why, he didn’t even have his buck-toothed beaver teeth yet. The other baby beavers laughed at Barry for thinking he was beaver enough to gnaw on trunks. The big beavers shook their heads at Barry’s big beaver attitude.

Bertha and Bartholomew, Barry’s mom and dad, just patted Barry on the head and told him to stay home like a good little beaver. He should keep safe in the excellent beaver lodge they built for him and his brothers and sisters. He should not embarrass them all by doing something well beyond his capabilities. Barry should consider their social standing in the beaver community.

While Barry’s parents were out chewing up wood and his brothers and sisters were taking baby beaver naps, Barry snuck through the beaver tunnel and swam into the dammed up pool surrounding his parents’ beaver lodge. Working like any self-respecting busy beaver, Barry created his own beaver dam and a fairly decent beaver lodge. Since he built in secret, no one knew it was his.
When he was done, Barry tried to tell Bertha and Bartholomew of his creation, but they did not believe Barry. They were quite angry with him for trying to take credit for someone else’s work. That was a big no-no in the beaver world view of things so Barry was punished by being sent to bed without his daily roughage.

Upset at his treatment, Barry swam away from home and went to live in a new forest where no one knew him or his parents. He became a famous beaver developer, building huge tracts of beaver lodges in the Levittown style in honor of his hero. When his parents passed him in the forest, he would turn up his tail and pretend he did not know them. This went on for many moons until disaster struck the woods where he grew up.

Forest rangers destroyed all of the beaver dams built by his parents. They drained the creeks and broke up all of the lodges. This caused Barry’s family to become homeless. When Barry heard about his family’s destitution, he invited them all to live in lodges he created. 0greenbutterfly22
I began my vacation Friday. My daughter brought me Nicholas. I will be babysitting all week while she goes to Florida with her husband. Saturday we went on this year’s first camping trip. We got back late Sunday. Monday, Nicholas and I tried to recover. Today, I spent all day visiting with my parents so they could spend more time with their great-grandson.

I forgot how much work a teething seven month old baby can be.

I am hoping to have some time this week to clean up my online life and go around and visit.
The wiggling wild man says hi. And I’m going to go get some sleep while I can.
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The theme for Tuesday, May 11, 2010 will be “Speed Racer.”
Do you have a TV show theme to suggest for future Tuesdays? 

Leave your suggestions in the comments.

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  1. Cute story and super-cute grandson. Had you thought about setting up to post automatically on Tuesdays? Then you wouldn't have to worry about it if you get busy. And it sounds as though that happens lots. :-)

  2. I have too much on my plate this week and didn't get a story written, but I loved reading about Barry.

  3. Here's some possibilites:

    Hogan's Heroes
    The Avengers
    Father Knows Best
    The Twilight Zone
    Mr. Ed
    Gilligan's Island
    The Beverly Hillbillies
    My Three Sons
    Happy Days
    Three's Company
    Green Acres
    Mission Impossible
    One Day At A Time
    The Love Boat
    Fantasy Island
    The Mod Squad
    The Courship of Eddie's Father
    Petticoat Junction

  4. sleep well....a wonderful tale of barry...love his heart in the end...have fun with the wiggly little one...

  5. Glad to see you!
    I think Grandma has a good list, she forgot one though...
    I Dream of Jeannie!

  6. Now Dahling, the television series fro the 1950's was charming. But this little Barry Beaver chap is simply adorable. However, not so adorable as your grandson.
    Tempest just finished Script Frenzy and has a certain female issue that we will not discuss for the sake of the weaker-constitutioned sex and thus is not yet up to contributing in the story games yet. Dreadful! Check back with me next week!

  7. Excellent tale on Barry my friend. Boy Grandma is certainly going to be busy :) As if she isn't already. :)

  8. And Nicholas is just adorable :)

  9. You got to watch out for those developers.

  10. Hi Nessa, I like your Barry story. Did you write this because it is National Pet Week? All animals are being honored, especially those of the endanered and near-endangered species and those who are in danger because of the oil spill in our Gulf.

    It reminded me of a news story I heard this morning about a beaver dam in Canada which is longer than the Grand Coulee Dam. It shows from space. They showed a satellite picture.

    Enjoy your baby wild man there. He is sooooooo cute! This might be National Grandma Week as we have KP also. Her parents are in London 'house hunting.' We will miss them a lot. ;)
    Mrs. Jim took KP to Louisiana Tuesday to visit some older cousins. They expect to be back here this evening.
    Speaking of animals, Adi is blue and missing you today. A lot of her blogging friends have come by to cheer us up. We are waiting for you, take your time.

  11. You are going to be as busy as a beaver this week taking care of that cute little man. I liked your Barry story.

  12. Happy Mother's Day,my friend!
    You look BEAUTIFUL, then and NOW!
    You are such a wonderful friend and MOTHER!
    May this Mother's Day be one of the best with more to come in years!

  13. nice tale to start the week....Nicholas is to precious....Hope your Mother"s Day was wonderful.

  14. Are you okay? If you're okay -- and ONLY if you're okay -- this week's Tales on Tuesday didn't have a link up and next week's doesn't have a theme. Help!

    Speaking of help. is there anything I can do? Tell me it is fun and happiness and joy keeping you so busy, please.