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    Quote Originally Posted by Alan View Post
    I accidentaly burnt ours down in 4th grade. It wasn't in a movie but it was a major factor in our life, at least for a while.
    Ok, before this goes by any further without asking----how on earth did you set it afire?
    My therapist told me the way to achieve true inner peace is to finish what I start. So far today, I have finished two bags of M&Ms and a chocolate cake. I feel better already!

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    Quote Originally Posted by KayLR View Post
    Ok, before this goes by any further without asking----how on earth did you set it afire?
    I think I told the story here before, but that was some time ago. To set the stage, imagine an outhouse attached to the outside wall of a larger outbuilding which is also being used as a chicken coop, a pile of fresh hay in the outbuilding for nests, a couple of missing boards along the back wall and a 55 gallon drum used for the burning of trash behind the building. Then imagine an 8 or so year old boy given a bag filled with assorted trash including a pair of his own pants, which had probably been patched beyond any further repair, and a wooden kitchen match to burn it all in the drum.

    That boy was me and after igniting the trash in the barrel, I noticed one leg of the pants hanging out of the barrel while the other leg was burning inside. I must have thought it would be pretty cool to grab the outside the drum leg and then twirl the pants over my head while watching the other leg burn. Well of course part of the burning leg separated from the pants and flew into the opening in the outbuilding, igniting the fresh hay and burnt both the outbuilding and the outhouse to the ground.

    Farm workers came from miles around to watch the blaze and pump water from our well to douse the house to keep it safe. I think I hid during the whole event.
    "Things should be made as simple as possible, but not one bit simpler." ~ Albert Einstein

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    ALAN!!!!! that's funny now, right?
    "Do not accumulate for yourselves treasures on earth, where moth and rust destroy and thieves break in and steal. But accumulate for yourselves treasure in heaven, where moth and rust do not destroy, and thieves do not break in and steal. For where your treasure is, your heart is also." Jesus

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    Quote Originally Posted by beckyliz View Post
    ALAN!!!!! that's funny now, right?
    I want to know how old his mom was or how many years past the incident that she found it funny.

    Or did she ever find it funny?

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    Quote Originally Posted by iris lilies View Post
    I want to know how old his mom was or how many years past the incident that she found it funny.

    Or did she ever find it funny?
    ***SPOILER ALERT****

    If you don't intend to see A Home of Our Own or if you've already seen it, you might want to see 1:27:50 to about 1:35:25. Maybe this was how it happened with Alan and his mom.

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    Quote Originally Posted by beckyliz View Post
    ALAN!!!!! that's funny now, right?
    Quote Originally Posted by iris lilies View Post
    I want to know how old his mom was or how many years past the incident that she found it funny.

    Or did she ever find it funny?
    If I was 8 at the time, that would have made her 26, I don't recall if she ever thought it was funny but I know my dad definitely didn't.
    Now, 60 or so years later, I still don't find it amusing but I got over being mortified by it years ago.

    A couple of years ago my younger brother brought it up with me, he's 8 years younger than me so he only knew about it as part of family history. He wanted to know how it happened so after going over it point by point he seemed to find it hilarious, but that boy always has been strange.
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