As a kid in the country you learn from a young age about skunks. They are identified, described, and smelled into early memory. I knew if I got sprayed it would be awful getting rid of the smell. I didn’t want to go near the smell and was on the look out especially at dusk and dawn for the white striped creature. The kitten-like cartoon revered skunk feared by dogs and full grown men with a “chaw” in their cheek came second to rattlesnakes in my memory.
Being wary of skunks prepared me for our suburban mobile life. As you prepare for your summer vacations please keep this wisdom in mind: Do not eat beans before a long road trip!
May you each thrive in your sweet smelling summer.
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