Honeysuckle Air: Mother Hearing Things in the House

We hear many sounds in daily living. However, some just seem to come out of nowhere. And some we choose.

Bird in the House, Deer at the Window 

I had a reputation for being right in some uncanny claims around the house.

One day I heard a faint flapping. I hollered from another room, “There’s a bird in the house!”

I was immediately told NO way!

Yup, as I went down the hall I saw it, opened the door and gently ‘herded’ it out the door.

Another day I sat up straight from a deep sleep in bed and said, “There’s a deer at my window.” Of course, it seemed silly, but sure enough, on looking out there indeed was a deer right there, eyeball level!

She Went Out and Bought an Organ

Although I could have been called a rather traditional wife, I was aware of the “new” concept that women should have rights, etc.

The realization hit me in the mid-70’s when a doctor almost refused to treat my son’s ER visit since his dad was out of town. After initially refusing, I finally convinced the Dr. that there was no way to reach the father and I begged him to go ahead and help. He agreed as long as I’d get a written permission to carry in case it happened again.

On TV I heard about women who had no credit if they were married. Women were being advised to establish credit in their own name as protection against life’s possibilities. So I decided I needed to establish some credit in my own name.

Before long I had bought a lot in a lake community called Walden which gave the family rights to the amenities, pool, etc. This was the beginning of my establishing my own credit–a must for any web-informed woman, then and now.

But of more significance was the new organ I bought at the mall. I love music but was not a competent pianist. But when I discovered a keyboard which would play chords or background in the left side while I fingered the melody with joy right I was thrilled.

However, I soon found I had to stand in line since the whole family vied to take their turn with it. We kept that bench warm as family members found it hard to walk by it without having a bit of musical fun.

Of all the sounds this particular mother heard in the house, the sound of that organ was definitely the finest!

Copyright 2018 by Hildra Tague. Obtain permission for use online or in print.


About grantutor

Career educator in both public and private schools. Has tutored all ages. Writes about education, parenting, & seniors. Sings harmony with folk/rock group and a choir. Caregiver for spouse who dealt with Stage IV cancer. Happy person committed to nature and conservation of a green world.
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