October 6, 2007

Hitchhikin' Momma

When Nadine was six, she woke up before sunrise on Easter Sunday. She rode her tricycle to the interstate where she hid it under a bush. In her pretty pink Easter coat with pink fur trim she managed to hitchhike to three different nearby towns where she loaded up on candy eggs put out the night before by loving parents. She hitched a ride back to her tricycle and headed home. When she got there, the local sheriff had already set up a search team to look for little Nadine. As much as they begged and pleaded, Nadine never told her parents what had happened or where she had been. She was sick for days after all the chocolate she had eaten on the road. Nadine has always had a soft spot for truckers ever since.