my best summer


My best summer —

Was three months I spent on a small farm in Oregon when I was ten. Us kids did lots of unsupervised excursions into woods and meadows, threw rocks, milked a cow, rode go carts, climbed trees, organized a circus [it was a very small circus but I was in charge of costumes and trapeze stunts so it worked for me and also amazingly nobody died and those were real trapeze stunts], went crawdad hunting, churned butter, built interesting Lego contraptions, and I almost got eaten by surly pigs —

I was telling that story once, just like that, and Kitty said, Almost got eaten by surly pigs? I knew you didn’t get out of there unscathed.

Like I have ever gotten out of anywhere unscathed.

Silly Kitty.

But it was sure a good summer.


where the art work comes from :
that is from mad horse 5

0 Responses to my best summer

  1. I want more details about the trapeze show and the near death experience with the pigs.

  2. max

    Well I learned a valuable lesson. Never try to sneak through a 300 pound hog’s yard. Those hogs are light sleepers and way faster than they look.

  3. I used to put on Magic Shows when I was a kid- and then I sold props at a Magic Store when I was in my 20’s- and a few years after doing that I started to study Mortuary Sciences.

    Weird but true.

  4. Kym

    I want to see a picture of the small Max in a trapeze costume. I have a feeling my heart would get all soft when I saw those big dark eyes in that waif face with a pink spangled tutu fluffing below.

  5. max

    Oh there are no photos of the circus but there is a kid max photo:

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