Wednesday, November 22, 2006

Little Russian People

So as most of you know, I moved into my new house last month. I have since met many of the neighbor's and I must say thus far I am pleasantly surprised.

The little people who live beside us are Russian. They are little apple dolls that are masquerading as people. (When I googled "apple dolls" I got this... and it is really creepy and I think it may give me nightmares). Apple people had some problems with their computer so I went over to help them. He is 85 and she is 81. Did I mention how cute they were? Anyways, she starts telling me how her husband suffers from a bad back and arthritis - she points out it's because HE is old - in a hushed tone "He IS 85 you know!". Next thing I know, I see him in our back yard moving a huge filing cabinet back into the storage shed. Little old Superman. She must have gotten comfortable with me because she started talking to me in Russian. Then her husband came back with a bucket of unpasturized honey and started telling me all of it's benefits - good for burns, good for cuts, scrapes, sore throats, blisters, chapped lips - you name it. Just slap some honey on there and you're good to go. "Why no body here knows this... not like the old country. In old country, everyone know honey like magic."

So, off I went with honey in hand thinking how nice it is to have little old apple people next door...who keep showing up at my back door with muffins and little presents and talking to me in Russian.

7 comments:

Kat said...

AWWWWW! That reminds me of the old couple that lived down the road from me when we were kids. They lived on a farm in a very old house...no running water and no toilet- only a well pump right into the kitchen sink and an outhouse outside. She'd make us tea on the wood stove and we'd have cookies and play chinese checkers. I loved it. They were the nicest most down to earth people in the whole world. It was like Little House On the Prarie in 3D!

Yoga Korunta said...

Much may be learned from the elder folk.

Green Fish said...

How did you resist dipping the little apple people in honey and taking a big bite?

elizabeth said...

I love this fish.

Anonymous said...

Yo, funny lay-dee.

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Okay, it's early days... But stop by, that would be nice.

elizabeth said...

Badger - I stopped by and attempted a comment but the WV isn't showing up. I'll try later... Yagnub, hey? Cleva.

Anonymous said...

Fucking WV fuckers. I'll go have a quiet word in their shell-like.

Hang on, Kat posted fine - she was the first!!