Riddle 20


I’m sharing another riddle from “Way Down Yonder on Troublesome Creek Appalachian Riddles & Rusties” by James Still.

“A house without a mouse; No cat, no rat, No griddle, no fiddle, No plunder, no thunder; A house without sleepers, Crickets or neepers, Yet!

A house with a roof, And I have proof; A house that will travel—And for you to unravel.”


The last riddle I shared was from “Way Down Yonder on Troublesome Creek Appalachian Riddles & Rusties” by James Still. Most all of you got it. The answer was a tree.

“In summer I’m dressed fit to marry the Queen of Sheba.
In winter I’m naked as a wheat straw. ”


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    Jim Kennington
    February 9, 2020 at 12:39 am

    OK, I don’t know what a “neeper” is, but I’m guessing the house is a turtle shell.

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    February 8, 2020 at 9:26 pm

    Yeah maybe a turtle shell. He can travel with a roof and jome

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    February 8, 2020 at 8:05 pm

    No snow here 🙁 I would say a Full House, but then I used to play a lot of cards.

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    Ken Roper
    February 8, 2020 at 12:55 pm

    I got 4″ of Snow, I’m tickled Pink. I went to Topton yesterday to check the mail and run some other errands. I saw what looked like 1 and 1/2 inches on the ground, but none on the road. Today’s a different story, I noticed the cars traveling slowly, so I knew it had started.

    About an hour ago, Donna Lynn said they had 4″ at the radio station at Murphy. It’s over now, gonna rain soon as it gets warmer. It’s 30 degrees now. …Ken

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    Miss Cindy
    February 8, 2020 at 12:49 pm

    Not a clue about the house but I’m lovin’ our beautiful snow!!

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    February 8, 2020 at 10:12 am

    A turtle or terrapin!

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    Ed Ammons
    February 8, 2020 at 10:06 am

    Let it snow, Let it snow, Let it snow!

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      February 8, 2020 at 11:18 am

      Ed-YES!!! I have about 3 inches so far and I am in hog heaven 🙂

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        Ron Stephens
        February 8, 2020 at 12:17 pm

        About 3 inches here to in northern Hall County GA. I’m planning to go out and take pictures of the burning bush and daffodils blooms covered in snow. First time in 27 years here those two things have coincided.

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        February 8, 2020 at 3:54 pm

        I am glad you are getting your snow. Richmond, Va. got about an inch in mid-November, and that’s been it so far. However, I have seen some big snows in March.

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      Gaye Blaine
      February 10, 2020 at 4:34 pm

      A “tarpin” is my guess.

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    February 8, 2020 at 9:58 am

    Or it could be a turtle shell or snail shell.

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    February 8, 2020 at 9:56 am


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    Ron Stephens
    February 8, 2020 at 9:54 am

    A turtle shell? At first I thought a bird house but it doesn’t travel.

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    Melinda K.
    February 8, 2020 at 9:47 am

    When I read’unravel’ I thought knitted HOUSEcoat… But with a roof??

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