August 20th, 2008

The Garden War Party

bio_lesliedThe surprise attack on Sunday, Aug. 17th, by a small war party of gardeners, ended quickly with War Chief, “The Tomato Lady,” stating with pride, “We left no survivors and took no prisoners.”  The battle ended within an hour after it began with the squishing of the last squash bug and a the plucking of the last egg infested leaf.

Whoops and hollers were heard during the battle as the war party of gardeners filled their paper bags with egg infested leaves and stained their fingers with bug juice.  After the little bags of bodies and eggs were collected, they were ceremoniously placed on the bar-b-que and several warriors gave a descriptive account of their heroic actions during the battle.  Then the bar-b-que grill was lit, the lid was closed and all said a prayer of damnation.  Justice was swift.

After the ceremony the war party enjoyed a nice meal of rib eye steaks, firewater and camaraderie.  Any reason to bring friends together for bar-b-que on a warm summer evening is a good reason . . . even murder.

To protect the identity of the other warriors, enjoying their camaraderie, no pictures are included.

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