There may be another opportunity for people who still want to play.
Shenanigans will continue at least until sunset EST, October 31, 2020.
And now, again, the LEGAL NOTICE:
***I am NOT a doctor, attorney, accountant, financial advisor, counselor, baker, butcher, priest, priestess, or fortune teller. Responses given here are NOT meant to be substituted for the advice of any of the above professionals.
Responses are to be used for entertainment, creativity and self reflection purposes ONLY.
Shall we play a game? ** said using my best 1980’s computer voice like in that movie that I can’t remember the name of and don’t care to google**
No, seriously, shall we play?
To start, simply read the following in your best sing-song voice, then copy and paste it into the comment section:
When you copy and paste this little poem into comments, please tell me how you’d like to be addressed.
It’s ok to use an alias.
REMEMBER, this is all in fun and strictly for entertainment purposes ONLY.
NOTE: All copy/pasted inquiries MUST be dated by midday U.S. Eastern Standard Time, October 29, 2020.
LadyG will post a grouped response via audio on October 29, 2020 at sunset Eastern Standard Time.
“Don’t delay, act now…..supplies are running out!” **said using my best Smash Mouth impression**
YOU MIGHT AS WELL BE WALKING ON THE SUN!
THIS offer ends, MIDDAY, October 29,2020, USA Eastern Standard Time.
This is going to be FUN!
If I don’t get any responses, it’s all good, I’ll just assume that no one wants to play with me.
And now for the LEGAL NOTICE:
***I am not a doctor, attorney, accountant, financial advisor, counselor, baker, butcher, priest, priestess, or fortune teller. Responses given here are NOT meant to be substituted for the advice of any of the above professionals.
This is a game to be used for entertainment purposes ONLY.
At best, responses are meant to encourage creativity and self reflection.
I retain the right not to respond to any inquiry that falls outside of the directions given or that I deem inappropriate. Trust me, I’ll disregard it with no hesitation or explanation.
It was, and still is, my intention and plan to create a space where people of all shapes, sizes, colors and such could come to find posts to edify, educate and motivate mind, body and spirit.
Naturally, it would be a reciprocal type of situation.
As I was thinking of names for the blog, I decided that I wanted to choose a moniker that expressed my desire to seek and find the best things in life–expressed via my own original creations or by presenting the works and/or findings of other talented writers, thinkers, bloggers, poets, educators, elders and storytellers.
However, when I searched the terms “seek” and “best” for the creation of my blog name, the only sensible title that was available, at the time, was “seekthebestblog.com.”
So I snatched it!
Ah…but then I later realized that this title could be misconstrued to mean something like…
Now that you have found my blog, you may now dispense with your tireless pursuit of creating or following other blogs because I got the BEST one right HERE BABY! SERIOUSLY, LOOK NO FURTHER!
Oh well, the damage had been done so I had to run with it!
I simply hoped that people would understand the intent behind the blog’s title once they read the tagline:
“Seeker of the best that life has to offer!”
My God…I can only pray!
That said, join me as I continue to seek the BEST!
True Railroad stories are written by my father, who tells funny, thought-provoking, and heartwarming stories about his time as a Railroad Conductor in Georgia from the 1960’s through the 1990’s.
For train enthusiasts, Daddy was a freight train conductor.
But, before we go on, I just wanted to invite you to check out a couple of his previously posted stories, which include topics like fireflies and coal!
If you like those, you can search for more of his stories under the category titled “True Railroad Stories” (Go to the right panel, scroll down )
Today, it’s Christmas in April on Easter Sunday!
Not for Daddy, best believe he has his reasons 😉
Chile, that’s just how we do it on Seek The Best Blog!
Take it away Daddy!
It was early one cold and windy morning in December when we saw it beside the track.
It was the biggest deer with the largest antlers any of us had ever seen–and working on the railroad, we had seen many.
Even though several cars had passed within a few feet of him, the deer made no attempt to move.
It was common for wild animals to cross the tracks in front of moving trains when they were blinded by the engine headlight, so we determined that he must have been injured by one of the trains that sped through during the night before.
After a brief conversation amongst ourselves as to what to do, we decided to stop the train and go back to further investigate.
So we did.
As we walked back from the engine, we approached the deer, who was sitting in a position like a dog would take while begging for scraps at the dinner table.
It was obvious he had injuries to his hind legs.
Someone commented on how large he was.
I am over 6 feet tall, and his antlers stretched well over my head!
After discussing what to do, one of the crew members said, “We can’t leave him like that…the humane thing to do is to finish him off …a horrible thing to do, but the right thing.”
So the one of us, who had the coldest heart, suggested striking him on the head with a metal tipped air hose from the caboose.
I’m sorry to report that this harsh suggestion was implemented.
Afterward, we loaded the “lifeless” deer on back of the caboose.
We then proceeded to a small town not far away.
When we stopped at the town depot, we decided to call the ranger station and report the incident.
After hearing the story, they elected to send a pick-up truck to the depot to recover the deer and maybe give the meat to a needy family.
Shortly, one of the rangers drove up and we all loaded the deer in the back of the truck.
As the truck was leaving, someone shouted, “Look at that!”
To our surprise, the deer was standing up on all four legs!
And, before we knew it, he leaped from the truck across one lane and a side walk to the grass where he disappeared into the woods!
To us, he seemed to be flying!
The distance was so great, it was almost as if he was big and strong enough to pull a sleigh from roof top to roof top!
And I’m convinced that he did!
-The Railroad Conductor
Lord have mercy! Looks like Daddy’nem done ran up on one of Santa’s helpers!
I’m still pissed off at the cold hearted crew member who tried to “finish the job!”
In my mind, I believe that beautiful woodland creature is still very much alive, well, and happily awaiting his next trip with dear St. Nick….in about 8 months time. LOL!!!