One night, I watched from our bedroom window as the sheriff's car slowed to a stop at the front of the house. Then before I knew it, the car immediately sped away. Curious as that was, I thought maybe the sheriff's deputy had been dispatched to an urgent call. I got back into bed and before sleep overcame me, I heard the sound of several cars speeding down our lane. I jumped up and went to the window, not even bothering to wake my husband, wondering what in the world was going on! Three police cars were coming around the bend and slowed to a stop. One of the police cars shined a huge beam of light onto our porch. The beam floated along and then landed directly onto one of my scarecrows which I had laid on the front porch to dry out from a day of heavy rain. The cars sat for a moment and then took off. I got back into bed and at that point I realized that the first officer must have seen a "body like" form lying on the porch and had called for back up!! The poor thing did not realize that it was indeed a scarecrow and not a human until a beam of light dispelled the mystery! I wonder how much ribbing that deputy received that night from the scarecrow incident?
Each year when I see scarecrows smiling merrily from posts and fences, this scarecrow story comes to mind! Do you have a scarecrow story of your own? Please share it with us!
Blessings as Always from Still Woods Farmhouse
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