Many a young man, and some girls, begin a successful career by bagging groceries. A good place to start learning the mechanics and ethics of work. Those that come easily to minD are being dependable, following instructions, and being honest. But my thoughts are reaching out a bit farther.
I remember seeing pictures of an Oklahoma event in which snakes are bagged. I believe it is a common practice for catching snakes. One I do not know much about, neither do I care to know. I can remember my dad bringing snakes home in a bag. I know we had a snake in a fifty gallon barrel when I was a child. I could peek over the rim and see him. I’m sure my daddy had checked to see that the snake could not strike as high as the barrel rim.
I have never known anyone personally who was bitten by a snake, but I do remember that we would have animals suffer that fate on occasion.
At my age I will not likely be bagging groceries nor snakes in this life or my future life. Of course the future will not have poisonous snakes. When lions lay down with lambs, the snakes not raid robin’s nests nor swallow eggs or robins. Oh, yes, I do believe there will be snakes in heaven. God created them good. Now that does not mean the unforgiven snaky men and women will be there. Only those who have asked for forgiveness.
I believe I know some who would qualify.
Stream of Consciousness Saturday writing event is organized and hosted by Linda G. Hill. Thanks for this unusual word, Linda, that you have offered us today. I’ll be over to do some reading in a little while. https://lindaghill.com/category/stream-of-consciousness-saturday/
A very interesting post 💜💜
I was bitten by a garter snake once, many years ago. Not venomous nor big enough to even leave much of a welt, but now you cannot say you don’t know anyone ever bitten. Well, maybe you still don’t know anyone bitten by a poisonous snake!
Hi Oneta. Great post. It makes me think of God bagging the snake in the garden of Eden. And, even though the woman’s offspring will never get along with snakes (demons), we know God takes care of us & defeats so-called snakes whatever are bagging career. Cheers & hope you’re well.
Oh, Mandibelle, hearing from you touches my heart again. We always have to be aware that “snakes” will entice and hide their true harmfulness. They abound in deceit. Yes, I am doing quite well. I’m slow and never get done all I want but I don’t know younger people who do either. We are blessed to have more to live for than we can achieve. Keeps dreams and hopes alive. God is so good. (That trite, isn’t it?) How’s this “I’m stunned by the dynamic ingenuity of God?
I remembered my husband’s uncle who loved to bag snakes and kept them in barrels. Interesting post. Regards