Wednesday, January 4, 2012
A Useful Swiffter
When she confronted a young rattlesnake in her own laundry room she turned shaky and womanly. This morning is the third day but not in a row that we have spent at my hometown with a lady I know. She is our new insurance agent and we are trying to get all vehicles and houses all with one company and one insurance agent. The problem is I have known she and her family a long time. She lives and works in my hometown so when we go there we keep getting off the subject of insurance and talking about people we know or have known. Plus she is an avid hunter of deer and wild hogs and lives among rattlesnakes, at least occasionally. She said her husband and son were gone and she went into the kitchen to have a snack. She heard what sounded like water running in her laundry room. When she peeked in to see what it was she saw a young rattlesnake. She didn't want to take her eyes off it and not know where it went. She couldn't reach anything to try to kill it with so she took a large dustpan and pinned it down and scooped it out to the middle of the floor in the kitchen where she could reach a swiffter. Not too swift a weapon but good to clean floors. She beat it with that until it was dead. I ask her if she ever though where there is one young one there may be more. She said yes it was three in the morning before her heart stopped beating fast and she could get to sleep.