Monday, February 15, 2010

If They Only Knew!

Hello, Dear Ones! Last week we had a guest ~ an old family friend of over 35 years. He came with trailer in tow. His vehicle and trailer was parked in front of our house. All the neighbors saw it. They would drive right by it for three days. It would have been very hard to miss, don't you think? I'm sure they wondered what was in that trailer. I know I would have wondered as I wandered! :) (Christmas pun)

Yep, I'm sure they wondered. But they didn't know nor would they ever know what was inside that trailer.

Because I love you so much and I share my life with you...I'm gonna tell you!



Yes, Dear Ones! Caskets! Cowboy Caskets!

Yes, Dear Ones...four Cowboy Caskets. All painted, distressed and stuffed. Stuffed with fabrics I mean! Even a little pillow was inside each one.

As much as I love our friend, I was glad when he left and took that trailer with the four caskets away. He was off on a journey to deliver them to some funeral homes. Now I haven't heard of any cowboys kicking the bucket recently, have you? I'm just sayin'...

Now what do you think my neighbors would have thought if they had known that cowboy Caskets were sitting out there in that trailer in front of my house? We would have been the talk of the block, the neighborhood or maybe the entire town! Guess what? I'm not going to tell them. No no Nannette, I will not tell them!

Be a bunch of sweeties,
Shelia ;)

I'll leave you with a little Note Song~

Something To Talk About

Ooh, ooh, ooh,
People are talkin', talkin' 'bout people,
I hear them whisper, you won't believe it.
They think we're lovers kept under cover,
I just ignore it but they keep sayin' we...
Laugh just a little too loud,
Stand just a little too close,
We stare just a little too long.
Maybe they're seein', somethin' we don't darlin'.

Let's give 'em somethin' to talk about
(Somethin' to talk about)
Let's give 'em somethin' to talk about
(Somethin' to talk about)
Let's give 'em somethin' to talk about
How about love?

I feel so foolish, I never noticed
You act so nervous, could you be fallin' for me?
It took the rumor to make me wonder,
Now I'm convinced that I'm goin' under.
Thinkin' 'bout you every day,
Dreamin' 'bout you every night.
I'm hopin' that you feel the same way,
Now that we know it, let's really show it darlin'.

Let's give 'em somethin' to talk about
(Somethin' to talk about)
A little mystery to figure out
(Somethin' to talk about)
Let's give 'em somethin' to talk about
How about love?

Let's give 'em somethin' to talk about babe,
A little mystery to figure out.
Let's give 'em somethin' to talk about,
How about love? Ooh...
Listen to 'em baby
(Somethin' to talk about)
A little mystery won't hurt 'em
(Somethin' to talk about)
Let's give 'em somethin' to talk
How about our love, love, love, love
Whoowhoo mmmm hey oohh whoowhoo
About love, love, love, love
How about they talk about it? uh huh
Talk about love........
~sung by Bonnie Raitt


  1. Now that kicks A-- Shelia. OMGOSH I'm still laughing here and it's nearly midnight and everyone is sleeping.
    Who would have known that they even made cowboy caskets...certainly not me. Maybe I should have paid more attention when we lived in Wyoming. I'm so sure they had to sell them there LOL
    and you
    Love Claudie

  2. woweee...some cowboy/cowgirl will be taking their final ride into the sunset in style!

    i must admit to not seeing anything like that...most of my bling LOL is spent on the rowdier side of cowgirl life!! lol

  3. LOL! Cowboy Caskets! I know a few cowboys who would like to go out that way. Smile.

  4. Love you cute story! LOL! I also would have been glad when he left!
    The song is very appropriate as well!


  5. Oh my goodness...I am still laughing...I just love you! Well, be glad his trailer didn't have advertising on the sides, or you would have really given them something to talk about! There is a family here that makes them too and there are real life cowboys here too...Come say hi :D

  6. I confess I giggled out You are too cute Shelia. :)

  7. Well now...

    If I'd know that thar where them thar Kaskits in that thar traylor :) I'd have shou-enuf thought dat someone in yer home was about kick de bucket!


    Love you~


  8. Hi Sheila
    WOW... I would NEVER have guessed! How bizarre. I am giggling to myself and imagining your neighbors faces if they had managed to peek inside!

  9. I agree nobody would of thought that was what was inside the trailer. At least the boxes were empty!! Jackie in UK.

  10. OMG! I've never had caskets in my driveway. But I once drove with some friends in a "retired" hearse! A friend of a friend bought it; and I must say, it was very, very comfortable!

  11. This is too funny Shelia! I must say that I didn't even know such a thing existed as cowboy caskets or that people moved them around the country in trailers...

    I would love to have seen the face of anybody that got a peek inside!

  12. That is so funny. Never heard of cowboy caskets?? They are certainly different looking from regular ones. Cute story. Love the landscaping in front of your house.

  13. Okay, never in my wildest dreams would I have guessed caskets! And to be honest, when looking at the first picture, I couldn't even tell what it was!

    Now, is there a demand for old-looking caskets, particularly for cowboys????

    Justiney :o )

  14. Goodness Sheila !!!

    I haven't visited for a while....

    caskets - yes, kinda creepy but needy....

    baby shower - so sweet and what a fun surprise !!!

    Johnny Depp - I am in line for one of those smooches....don't tell if my hand slips behind his cute little rear and gives him a spankin for being so dang cute...

    Hugs ~ Kammy

  15. I don't think I would like that outside our house. I know we will die and only our bodies will be in the caskets, but I am clostrophobic and think that is what bothers me about them.

  16. This is too funny,, weird, but funny!

  17. lol what a great way to start my tuesday, with a chuckle.. Thanks for sharing this with us..

  18. I'll bet no one guessed what was in that trailer!!! Such a great tale!!!

  19. Dear Shelia, thank you so much for your comment on my blog...I find it really useful :o)

    God bless you.

  20. Adored your comment left for "Honor Lost", oh goodness, thank you ever so much! :) I was really moved...!

  21. LOL! What a scream, Shelia! I've never heard of a cowboy casket, but those look pretty snazzy.

    Hopefully, the neighbors thought it was an antique dealer visiting. Well, in a way he is an antique dealer, provided the cowboys are 100 years old! ;-)

    Computerless in a few, so I wanted to send you my love in the interim.
    See you when I'm reunited with my sidekick...


    Sheila :-)

  22. Well, Shelia, I wouldn't have guessed the contents in a million years!!!!! Ha.

    Barb ♥

  23. Hahahaha.... oh my goodness! I hope none of your neighbors reads your blog! If so, the cat's out of the bag by now.

    (And I love "I wonder as I wander!" My Mom used to sing that in church, and my brother would accompany on guitar.)

    It's snowing here again!

  24. Those are some fancy cowboys caskets! Good thing the neighbors didn't know... maybe they'll read this!

    Looks like you had a wonderful baby shower, fun times for you being a new Grandma, enjoy!

  25. If they only knew..........too funny:)

  26. Well I never would have guessed what was in there! That's a good conversation starter isn't it?
    Hugs, Rhondi

  27. Oh my! You're right, I would have NEVER in a million years guessed what was in that trailer. I'll let the next cowboy I run into know about them though! :) Tell me though, what makes cowboy caskets different than regular caskets?

    Speaking of cowboys reminded me of a door-to-door meat salesman who stopped by my house a couple summers ago. I was in the kitchen starting supper when someone with a big deep freeze in the bed of his truck pulled in the driveway. He came to the door in the kitchen and I greeted him with flour nearly to my elbow. He looked at the horses in the pasture next to our yard and I guess he assumed they were ours because he said, "All good cowboys like steak...wouldn't you like to buy some?" I thought that was the funniest sales line I had ever heard. I just smiled and answered, "too bad for you that no cowboys live here!" :)

    I guess your friend could use a similar line of "All good cowboys need caskets!" lol

  28. well I certainly wouldn't have guessed that! LOL.
    they are quite pretty though. what a funny story!

  29. Can't say that I have ever heard of cowboy caskets. I wonder why they are so different looking?

  30. That is just too funny! The neighbors will never know what they missed during those three days...

  31. What a gas! I've got the willy's thinking about them ... you are such a kick, Shelia.

    Have a great eve.
    Hugs, Marydon

  32. Oh my! I had no idea they made cowboys caskets!
    I gotta say though, your post really made me smile! :)
    Thanks Shelia!

  33. I would have never guessed that trailer had caskets in it! Guess you will be the talk of the next homeowner's association meeting!

  34. That is very funny. From now on I'll be looking at trailers I see in a whole new way.

  35. Hi Sheila,
    Who would have thought? I agree with the par-Tea lady above, I won't look at trailors the same way again!
    I was reading about your daughter's baby shower below; what a lovely party! The food looked good and I adore those little duckie jammies! Oh, she's going to have sooo much fun being a Momma! And you're going to have fun being a Grandma too. Have a lovely day.


  36. You are so sweet and funny. I bet some of your neighbors read your blog though, so the cat may be out of the bag :-)

  37. Hi Sheila
    Oh dear can you imagine hauling that around...hmmmm..and yes what ever would your neighbours think if they knew what that was all about.

    Now...why was he taking them around?

    Hope you had a good visit with them..and a wonderful week so far.

  38. Hi Sheila, That is too funny!!! And the song was perfect for the post! I'm laughing out loud...literally! ~hugs, Rhonda :)

  39. ROFL, who would have thunk it, not in front of our sweet little Shelia's house, nope, no way! Goodness, I'd be happy to have that trailer drive away too!
    Thanks for sharing your little secret with us.

    Hugs, Bridge

  40. OMG.....CASKETSNESS is something, at MY OLDEN AGE, I do NOT want to talk about...O No....don't even wanna look at them!! ekkkkkkk
    I am afraid I will have bad dreams tonight...cowboy caskets...I like cowboys...but not their caskets!!
    hee heee....xo bj

  41. Lord have mercy...cowboy caskets? This post reminds me of a time when a friend came to visit my home in Mississippi...nice home, exclusive neighborhood. Good friend had a real junker of a car. I told him *jokingly* he couldn't park it in my garage, which was too neat, nor could he park in the front driveway, cuz it was too ugly for the neighborhood!

  42. Shelia, you are hysterical! I would never have guessed that was what was in the trailer. They are pretty though. I guess if you have to have caskets in a trailer in front of your house, they should at least be pretty!! Are you sure nobody in the neighborhood reads your blog? laurie


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