Chetspeak on Father’s Day Sunday

“Ms. Peoples is mad at dad.”

Leda’s smile started to disappear. That takes time, what with there being so much of it. “Ms. Peoples the bus driver?”

“She has a cat named Agatha.”

“Why is she mad at da – at your father?”

Charlie’s mouth opened like he was about to say something. Then he glanced at Bernie – who actually wasn’t even watching, his gaze having turned to the window, where Malcolm was just stepping back, out of view – and that little mouth closed right up.

“Charlie?” Leda said.

“Ms. Peoples thinks I’m immature,” Bernie told her.

Leda’s smile was now entirely gone. “What did you do? Forget it – I don’t even want to know.”

“He stirred the kids up!” Charlie said. Blurted: could that be the expression?

“Is that how Ms. Peoples put it?”

Charlie nodded. “She doesn’t like when we get stirred up. She likes when we sit still and think quiet thoughts.”

“Quiet thoughts?” Bernie said. “What the hell are – “

Leda gave Bernie a look I remembered from the old days and he went silent.

– from Scents and Sensibility.


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17 Responses to “Chetspeak on Father’s Day Sunday”

  1. Herd of Hounds
    9:11 am on June 18th, 2017

    Good morning everyone! Don’t remember that Chetspeak but we can see it happening. Happy Egg Day and Sunday. Mom is slow cooking the Pollo in Carolina B-B-Q sauce so it can be pulled later. Smells yummy. Beans will start baking soon. Tater salad and deviled eggs are ready and we sampled them. Tasty, burp!
    Happy Father’s Day to all it applies to. Enjoy.

  2. B.Stover
    9:16 am on June 18th, 2017

    Poor Bernie…and on Father’s Day. (Quiet thoughts?)

    Good morning all.

  3. Wose-the small and meek
    9:37 am on June 18th, 2017


    Happy Father’s Day!

  4. Buddy, Leno, and Hilde
    9:42 am on June 18th, 2017

    What are these quiet thoughts of which Charlie speaks? I do not understand this thing.

    But here’s something i do understand. Looking forward to it nearly as much as the next C&B:

    Not much out there of any substance about that. …

    Anyway, good morning y’all. Happy made up holiday 🙂

  5. BearSpiritDog
    10:51 am on June 18th, 2017

    Happy Egg Day & ChetSpeak!

    Top of the Morning to the Hounds, Wose, B, BuddyLenoHilde, and All.

    And, Happy Father’s Day to fathers Everywhere!!

  6. Herd of Hounds
    12:47 pm on June 18th, 2017

    No move news lately. Hope all is going well for Rio and friend. Surely we will hear from Rio on a Sunday.

  7. Masquers
    1:00 pm on June 18th, 2017
    Kat beds too? Who knew!
    Vote Husky today!

    Riõ is most likely having a kool one on his new patio.

  8. Howlers
    1:25 pm on June 18th, 2017

    Happy Egg Day! Kat and Bella got to go to a new café called Pardon My French. They met up with other doggies. Kat was her typical perfect self. We hear Bella sat like a perfect lady. Mom and Pop had decadent pastries and lattes. Zeus and Meash are plotting their revenge.

  9. Herd of Hounds
    2:10 pm on June 18th, 2017

    Zeus and Meash, you poor abused huskies! Plan something really good. Maybe get into the trash or sing and drive the neighbors up the wall. You’ll figure something out.

  10. BearSpiritDog
    3:57 pm on June 18th, 2017

    Zeus and Meash…How could they!…We Here have a couple of suggestions. Send a SDD to me ASAP.

  11. Herd of Hounds
    4:03 pm on June 18th, 2017

    Masquers, you are right, diving into a refreshing vat o’ beer on a sultry summer like Sunday would be just the ticket.

  12. c.hobbitz
    4:03 pm on June 18th, 2017

    Good day everyone. One of the joys of my life is seeing what a great father my nephew is. Occasionally I also see or hear from former students who are married with families. Amongst the sadder/angrier stories there are overwhelmingly happy ones of loving and close families.
    I wonder if any of the C&B books will have any happy memories of Bernie falling in love with Leda , getting married and having a Charlie.
    I am in Fairbanks for a few days.

  13. BearSpiritDog
    4:08 pm on June 18th, 2017

    Hi CHobbitz!
    We too would Love to Hear more about the Early Days.

  14. Rio - The Evil Pug
    7:16 pm on June 18th, 2017

    Day!…We spent a goodly amount of time over at my new house…snort!…My friend actually had to water the Hostas as it really has not rained here in ages….sniff!…It hailed and thundered but I don’t think that is the same as a good long rain…sniff! …Mother wanted to go with us today so we had our first lunch over there. Pizza, cantelope and egg rolls …yeeep!

    Painter!…I’ve heard rumors that a painter has been contracted to paint each and every room except the bathroom, as it will be remodeled then painted…snort!…He is supposed to start next week. My friend has all the new colors picked out and is hoping they will be the right colors…yeep!….Later on the outside of the house will be painted but that is low on the list of things to do before we move (((again!!)))….grunt!

  15. Wose-the small and meek
    8:11 pm on June 18th, 2017

    RIO! Paint! Does this mean the little red and white house won’t be red and white anymore?

  16. Herd of Hounds
    8:28 pm on June 18th, 2017

    Glad Rio et al had a fun “picnic ” at the new abode and that they are making it their own. Progress fotos please.

  17. Herd of Hounds
    11:00 pm on June 18th, 2017

    Staff, garage update, please.

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