Friday, October 3, 2008

Lucky Tiger

As mentioned, the guys at the shop had already pulled off the belly pan from the front and center of the trailer, but the back one was still on. So when Ben pried up the subfloor back there, he was in for an adventure. A lizard went scurrying for cover.

He called to one of the guys, "Hey, you ain't faint of heart, now, are you?"

"Naw, not me."

"Come over here and look at this." He pointed to some 4-inch cockroaches.

The guy backed up, shaking his head. "Oh, no no no no. Uh-uh."

Apparently squirrels had been nesting in there for generations. While hauling 20 gallons (literally - 4 five-gallon buckets full) of acorns and shredded paper and t-shirts out of there, Ben also discovered a spice ball, a key of some sort, a fuzzy miniature rabbit, and an old red bottle of Lucky Tiger Rose Hair Dressing (with Lanolin - just 39 cents!). His granddad, PawPaw, stopped by to see how things were going and said he remembered that Lucky Tiger. He popped the top and stuck it right up to his nose. Ben's dad said that's the kind his dad (Pops) always used.

Oh yeah, and a decrepit hundred-pound water heater, still full of water, that had sunken through the floor in the back under the bed. Out it went.

1 comment:

caleb coppock said...

hehe, i love that scene with the size large roaches.

do you think those squirrels were using the lucky tiger? and that fuzzy bunny has to go on the dash!

- cc