Way back in 2005 I shared with you a story about  a incident that happened in Ironwood, Michigan, in the Michigan upper peninsula. It was called the Yooper Ghost Story. I have shared it more than once, because you keep asking for it. It was a very funny story, and you all really enjoyed it.

Well, it seems I have lost the second page of the story! Kind of like trying to tell a joke and forgetting the punch line. I don’t suppose any of you have kept the story and would be willing to share it with me? If you do, please e-mail it to me, and this time I will staple the pages together so I don’t lose it again.

Thank you very much.

A group of country neighbors wanted to get together on a regular basis and socialize. As a result, about ten couples formed a dinner club and agreed to meet for dinner at a different neighbor’s houses each month. Of course the lady of the house was to prepare the meal.

When it came time for Jimmy and Susie Brown to have the dinner at their house, like most women, Susie wanted to outdo all the others and prepare a meal that was the best that any of them had ever tasted. A few days before the big event, Susie got out her cookbook and decided to have mushroom smothered steak. When she went to the store to buy some mushrooms, she found the price for a small can was more than she wanted to pay.

She then told her husband, “we aren’t going to have mushrooms because they are too expensive.”

He said “why don’t you go down in the pasture and pick some of those mushrooms? There are plenty of them right in the creek bed.”

She said “No, I don’t want to do that, because I have heard that wild mushrooms are poison.”

He then said, “I don’t think so.  I see the varmints eating them all the time and it has never affected them.”

After thinking about this, Susie decided to give this a try and got in the pickup and went down in the pasture and picked some. She brought the wild mushrooms back home and washed them, sliced and diced them to get them ready to go over her smothered steak. Then she went out on the back porch and got Ol’ Spot’s (the yard dog) bowl and gave him a double handful. She even put some bacon grease on them to make then tasty.

Ol’ Spot didn’t slow down until he had eaten every bite. All morning long Susie watched him and the wild mushrooms didn’t seem to affect him, so she decided to use them.

The meal was a great success, and Susie even hired a lady from town to come out and help her serve. She had on a white apron and a little cap on her head. It was first class.

After everyone had finished they all began to kick back and relax and socialize. The men were visiting and the women started to gossip a bit. 

About this time the lady from town came in from the kitchen and whispered in Susie’s ear.

She said, “Mrs. Brown, Spot just died.”

With this news, Susie went into hysterics. After she finally calmed down, she called the doctor and told him what had happened.

The doctor said, “Its bad, but I think we can take care of it. I will call for an ambulance and I will be there as quick as I can get there. We will pump out everyone’s stomach and everything will be fine. Just keep them all there and keep them calm.”

It wasn’t long until they could hear the wail of the siren as the ambulance was coming down the road. When they got there, the EMT’s got out with their suitcases, and a stomach pump and the doctor arrived shortly thereafter. One by one they took each person in the master bedroom and pumped out their stomach.

After the last one was finished, the doctor came out and said “I think everything will be fine now,” and he left.

They were all looking pretty peaked sitting around the living room and about this time the town lady came in and said, “You know, that fellow that ran over Ol’ Spot never even stopped!”

‘Nuf said!

Thought for the week; If you want to test your memory, try to recall what you were worrying about a year ago.

Have a great week.

Luther Meals menu

The menu for the Luther site of St. Ann’s Meals program for the week of June 2, 2014 is as follows:

 June 2 — Burger stroganoff, Lima beans, tossed salad, appricots

 June 3 — Chili/cheese jumbo dogs, potato salad, white bean salad, applesauce

 June 4 — Sweet & sour chicken w/rice, oriental vegetables, tossed salad, spice cake w/frosting

 June 5 — BBQ pork sandwich, potato wedges, baked beans, pears

 June 6 — Cheezy chicken chowder, turkey sandwich, apple Waldorf salad, banana