Saturday with Pandemic Polly

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Hi Polly! Do you have some time to chat with us?

Not sure. I’d have to put my darnin’ down.


Mendin’ socks. It’s somethin’ they did on Little House on the Prairie. You have your darnin’ egg and your darnin’ needle and you sew up them socks.

Do you ordinarily darn socks, Polly? That seems like a lot of work.

I’m also makin’ applesauce. Waste not, want not! And I got that pot of black beans agoin’. We’re back to basics around here what with the stay at home order and all. It’s survival of the fittest and we sure aim to be among ’em.

I don’t know if you’ve noticed, Polly, but you’re starting to have a bit of a twang when you talk.

Well, I’ll be doggone. So you’re here to do an interview or admire my beans or what?

Just checking in on you. I know you’re in a high risk group at your age. Just wanted to let our readers know how it is for you older folks.

It’s cool, baby. Totally cool. We’re just chillin’ here in the crib.

Okay. I don’t mean to be rude but now you sound like a completely different person. What’s going on?

Oh. You noticed. Well, a friend told me once that “you are who you pretend to be” so I’m pretending to be different people until one of them feels right to me.

Why not just be yourself?

I don’t know. I’d kind of like to be Amelia Earhart but I don’t know how she talked. Plus I have straight hair and don’t know how to fly. It would take my mind off things though if I could pretend to be Amelia Earhart. For sure.

You know she crashed her plane in the Pacific, right?

Makes me no never mind.

Oh my God, Polly, you just switched back!

Sorry. There’s a lot of ricocheting going on in my head, you know, I’m sort of like a BB in a bare room. That’s something my brother used to say all the time. Like a BB in a bare room. Can’t you just see it rolling around?

I think I should probably go, Polly. You got everything you need?

Yep. Don’t you worry none. It’s all fine.

2 Comments on “Saturday with Pandemic Polly

  1. Great to learn that Polly is keeping busy:) I saved my mom’s wooden darning egg and display it on top of her vintage Singer sewing machine. Darning is a skill she didn’t pass down to me; she probably knew “darn” well I would never do it!


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