You wrote in a post on another thread yesterday your discomfort with me and my appreciation of snakes. People usually find a lot of ways to feel discomfort around me, and snakes are one of them. They give ya the hebbiejeebies, 'eh. They make ya sweat, 'eh. Have nightmares about them, do ya? Make your skin crawl and get goosebumps around them, 'eh. Don't want to step on one do ya? Don't want one to be over your head, do ya? Sharon, I like snakes. I think they are cool creatures of our maker. If he can make humans like they are, who are at times worse than snakes, then I have no problem with snakes. Someplace over in Becky's Storytelling I wrote a story about my brother and I teasing my Mother with a snake. I think it was called "Of Boxing Gloves and Snakes." Take a look at it, my brother and I paid the price for that tease. My Mother loathed snakes. She always kept a hoe handy to dismember them or a dog she would train to kill them. She died this March, but last fall she called me frantic and proud. "Johnnie! I just killed the biggest bullsnake I have ever seen" Cool Ma how did you get close to it? "He was in the driveway, and I didn't want to get close to it, so I got the car out and drove over it a half dozen times!" "But Johnnie, I have a problem." Yes ma I said. "It's in the driveway next to the road and I can't get my mail. Can you come down and remove it?" Now, I loved my Mother dearly, but that was a one hour and 45 minute drive one way. Thinking fast on my feet, I said why don't you call "Pete" my brother-in-law and have him move it. That was a half hour drive for him. "That's a good idea, I'll call him." She did and he did. He told me later it was the biggest snake he had ever seen. Ah, Ma the killer. I got lots of snake stories Sharon, just thought I would share that one with you. I know you might be having breakfast when you read this so I won't tell you any more, for now. LOL. Hey, anybody got any goose bump cream for people who don't like snakes? Postbeetle.