September 12, 2013
So this sultry 72-degree morning I heard a lot of commotion out back, from just beneath the porch gutter to be exact. It was Fivelina (aka Mrs. Mouse) scolding her eldest about hanging around on their veranda (the little metal gutter-support) when there was so much work to be done in Mouse House. Teenagers. Just because it's summer today you think there's nothing else to do? Winter will be here before you know it, young lady, now you get back inside and finish polishing the walnut woodstove!
I smiled knowingly and slipped back in the house. Oh, the goings-on from Our Back Porch!