Remember the rock I told you about Chitter finding in the creek after a big rain a while back? If you missed that post go here to read it and then come back.
Over the weekend The Deer Hunter, Chitter, and I were out in the garden tilling and planting for the first time this year. I was sowing a lettuce bed when I heard The Deer Hunter say “Hey look at this. Looks like that rock you found could have come out of it.” Chitter ran over and got the rock from him. She said “Me and Chatter looked for that rock and couldn’t find it. We remembered finding it a long time ago in the creek and then when I found the other one Chatter said it would be cool if it fit but we couldn’t find it.”
Chitter ran into the house to get her prize rock. The Deer Hunter said “There’s no way it will fit.”
I was only half listening to them both. We had been working all morning and I still had a dozen things on my list to complete before the day was over. Suddenly I heard Chitter throw the door open on the front porch and run to the railing. She was screaming “It fits! It fits! It’s the same rock!”
She brought the rocks down to us and they really did fit. Hard to believe finding 2 pieces of the same rock over several years, then reuniting them in the front yard. I said “That is too weird. I mean what are the chances?”
Really amazing story right? Well it gets better.
After we teased Chitter about maybe going out to buy a lottery ticket while her luck was running I got back to planting. The Deer Hunter and Chitter continued to talk about the rocks and the unlikely possibility of finding the two pieces over a span of years and then putting them back together.
Chitter said “You know there’s another rock that sort of looks like these. You know that one up on the porch?”
Rock with print in it-don’t ask me why but it makes me think of a small animal sticking its paw in wet concrete and then trying to get it out.
The mention of the rock on the porch jogged my memory. I said “You mean that one that looks like something put its footprint in it? I thought that rock looked similar to the one you found the other day but I never got around to saying anything to you about it.”
Chitter ran up on the porch and quickly came back with the larger rock. Guess what? That rock fit too!
The girls found the large piece of rock with the print in the creek about 6 or 7 years ago. I’ll let Chitter show you how they all fit. (just click on the video to start it and then click on it again to stop it-you can also click the small arrows on the side of the video to see photos of the rocks)
One rock broke into three pieces in a creek
Two girls find three rocks over a span of 7 years in a creek
One girl puts the rock back together in the yard
I’m still not sure what to make of this unlikely event…all I know is the Stamey Creek if full of magic and I sure am glad I live beside it.