I use to play with puppets when I was a girl. My brothers got marionettes one Christmas. I was so jealous and I played with them as often as I could. My hand puppets had rubber heads and cloth bodies and just enough room for a small hand to be put inside. I would put on my own puppet shows to entertain myself and my little brother.
A year or so ago David and I were in Nashville and I came across these really nice puppets. I thought they would be good to use as a puppet ministry with my Sunday School class. I did it a few times, but they have been sitting in a small chair in my girly room and once in a while when the grandkids come over, they get them out and play with them.
There is Scar, the pirate.
There was Grandma Moses.
And there is Molly the puppet.
The grandkids were here the other day. After they were gone, I noticed Grandma Moses was missing. I just thought she was someplace in the house and I would find her one day.
Then David brought in a little dress that he had found Molly playing with.
I didn’t recognize it and just assumed Molly had dug up something under the deck. Then David started finding feet and hair.
When I saw it all together, I realized what it was. It was Grandma Moses. Someone had taken her outside and left her to the mercy of a dog who chews everything. I was not a bit happy that she had been taken outside because we have told the grandboys several times not to leave anything out in the back yard they don’t want chewed on. Well……….
One day the grandboys will be over and Scar the Pirate and Molly the puppet will have a talk with the boys about who took Grandma Moses outside. Scar and Molly miss Grandma Moses and want to know who would have taken her outside and just left her. She was a poor, little grandma who never did any harm to anyone.
We will have a proper burial for Grandma Moses when they get here. I hope they bring flowers.
We lost a good friend this week. When my heart doesn’t hurt so much, I will write about her. Bonnie died yesterday after eleven and a half years of being a part of our family. I will miss her. Bye.