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Everyone gathered around the campfire outside of Shed 9 to discuss all of their vacations and to report to YB why none of them had returned to the Lab in such a long time.
Blacksheep sat with his big ole stogie hangin from his mouth muttering how nice it had been to have this long break from those rascally womenfolk.
Harold chimed in and agreed, it had been a nice break. Sussex leaned back, with a big smile on his face, and asked YB to recount some of the escapades he had shared in..."Tell me about that old Nurse Gladys Ratchett! I hear she's not someone you want to recon with!"
YB sat there, pondering an answer when out from the bushes came Mary Queen of Socks and Mouse. "Watch it YB, you best not be telling some wild tales..tell the TRUTH! Mary has her cast iron kettle in her hand!" Mouse warned.
"That's right YB, and I saw ole' Gladys snapping on those elbow high rubber gloves of hers! You KNOW how much she just LOVES you!" Mary said with a gleam in her eye.
"Boy, just when I thought things were all nice and cozy...and QUIET! Now these dang women have to come and spoil our nice quiet evening around the campfire!" YB moaned.
All of a sudden..............

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YB jumped up and said:

I'm a victim of circumstance...
nyuck nyuck nyuck
:innocent:

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"What victim" chimed in Mary

"What victim" chimed in Mary Scott snydley swinging that famous fry pan, "YB I think you secretly love Nurse Ratchett !! Let's get this shown the road and see if we can find that old trunk full of money that we all have been dreaming about, so we can start another adventure in a far away land !! "

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I'm not too sure about that

I'm not too sure about that halo over your smiley's head there YB...SURELY that isn't supposed to represent YOU! Tee hee!
"I agree with Mary Scott" Mouse just had to put in her two cents worth...or was it twenty?! "I think it's high time we all got back together and had us some fun!"
Everyone got up from the campfire and started going in all directions trying to find that famous trunk so they'd have money for their next trip.
Blacksheep took off towards the woods whistling some tune that no one else could figure out. YB snuck around behind the van but a bear started to charge at him! "I'll save you YB!" yelled Ratchet...but, just as she got close enough to help him............

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YB threw a raw steak & some

YB threw a raw steak & some berries close to nurse Ratchett, & the bear turned his attentions to her instead if him. YB you sly dog !! YB started running for cover when......

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Around the corner came.......

Sussex. Louk out shouted YB there's a bear. Sussex xays' I like bears' and shook hands with the bear. The two of them sat down and Sussex gave the bear a pipe to smoke and they sat just puffing away and grunting of old times. Then off goes the bear happy as larry. Sussex asked 'why you all up trees? Is it an old American Custom, Tree Sitting or is it........

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Whoa! Susssex, you ARE the

Whoa! Susssex, you ARE the MAN!!!! Whew! How did you get that big guy to just sit and visit????" Mary Scott asked in surprise.
"Why,...I....could...hhaaaaaaaveeee dooonnnee tthhhhhaatttt too" YB stuttered as he climbed down out of his tree.
"That's it" said Tig "Sussex gits to be da head cheese for da day! Git er done Suss!"
With all the commotion from the bear, and everyone climbing back down out of the trees, no one seemed to notice...........

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... that..

It wasn't really a Bear but o'le Nurse Ratchet. She took a shining to Suss since YB keeps rejecting her advances.

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"Lucky break for YB. Now he

"Lucky break for YB. Now he can turn his attentions to something constructive for a change" chidded Mary Scott.

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"Hummmmmm, YB

"Hummmmmm, YB constructive????? That's a switch!" Giggled Mouse.
Everyone kicked back and watched the fun of Ratchet chasing Sussex around. Blacksheep about fell out of his camp chair because he was laughing so hard..."Geeze 'bout spilled my ole 1932!"
Just as everyone settled down,...........

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and......

Sussex and rachet sat chatting. Sussex says you notice Rachet all the folk have different characteristics. Blacksheepe don't do much cept watch the world go by through the bottom of a glass, now Mouse is a good planner, never does much buts love's planning. Mary now when she is going to speak I reach for my ear protectors. YB is a doer, he does this and that, not a lot but he do try. Harold well he's just harold and we all care deeply for him. A motely crew indeed what say you Rachet? By the way is it true what YB said about you and whispered something to Ratchet who got up picked a skillet off the fire and headed in YB's direction and.......

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YB exclaimed:

"Exit, stage right evan...."

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As Mary Scott yelled,

"Give me that skillet back, that is my department you old horney crow!" Mary was running throught the woods after Ratchet when she tripped over a tree stump covering some sort of metal box. Could that be the money trunk that we are all looking for ???

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The suspence builds as

the Queen of Sox had the boy's pull out the box and break off the lock..
as the lid was opened............

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....everyone was both shocked, and depressed

to find that it didn't hold any of that money ole Stuie had stashed away.
Instead, it was full of old comic books, musty stale cigars, and bottles of something that looked like it was a hundred years old.
"Yep, this is definitely one of the Stu's trunks alright..just not THE one!" Mouse muttered.
Mary Scott got up, brushed herself off, and went back to chasing down Nurse Gladys Ratchet.
YB and Mouse started fighting over the comic books. "These are all MINE!" YB snarled at her "Go find yourself some Barbie doll or something more your intelligence level!"
As those two were fighting over the comics, Sussex and the Sheepster were busy opening up the bottles and lighting up the musty old cigars...they both settled back into their chairs puffing away....all of a sudden, clear as day, everyone heard this all familiar laugh...could it be????? "Yep" says Mouse "Ole Stuie might be in Heaven now, but, he's still a pullin his pranks of us!!!!"
With that, everyone calmed down and kicked back...one by one they all started talking about the various crazy things Stu pulled on them...the night had indeed turned into a wonderful, peaceful night until...........

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There was....

a strange sound coming from sheep, he was trying to sing with a stoggie in his mouth, sussex joined in still swigging out of the bottles from time to time. what's all the noise shouted YB. We're singing old Mouse a lullaby says sussex and sheep. YB shouted that sounds more like a.........

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....cow giving birth!

"why don't you all just hush for a bit, I'm trying to figure out how we're going to take our next trip!" YB muttered.
"Ha! YOU figure out how WE are going to do something????" Mouse laughed. Mary Scott about fell off her chair.
Nurse Ratchet started to snuggle up to Sussex when............

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he reached...

into the trunk and came out with a small black flask. Ye gods says sussex this be 'Dragons Blood'.Sheep asked'can yuou drink it? Sheep says Sussex this be worth a fortune, it's distilled from Lava Bread and has a kick like a mule. Sheep bites the top off and took a swigg. Bloody........

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He-- !!

Sheep thought it was some kind of exotic elixor, but what it turned out to be was warewolf blood. The sun had set & a full moon was upon the land. Sheep was slowly turning into a warewolf when Mary Scott noticed the transformation. "RUN FOR YOUR LIVES" hollered Mary Scott when......

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"URRRRRRRR--

URRRR--URRRRUURRRRURRRR!" Sheep howled at the moon, for no particular reason I suppose. Or, maybe it was because he stumped his toe on that blasted trunk while trying to catch Mouse. Wolves like mouses ya know.

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Hang on folks....

says Sussex. Old sheep has always looked like that. It's just that Mary has picked up mouses specs by mistake. I know 'Dragon's Blood' when I sees it. Warewolf indeed, you been reading them there comics from the trunk Mary. Go back to the cooking and leave the drinking to us folk who appreciate the finer things of life. What say you........

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...all step aside said YB

Someone hand me my sheep shears, I'll have him back to normal in no time

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Make sure you

get the hair on his knuckles & teeth for heavens sake, said Mary Scott !!!

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Not a problem says YB

Brrrrrrrrrrrr... here Sheepy Sheepy Sheepy...

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Sheep hides.....

behind Sussex who hides behind Nurse Ratchet( my she is a big girl) Says sussex to sheep 'YB aint goin to come anyway near old Ratchet, she'll brain him with that there skillet' Next thing old Ratchet grabs YB and.........

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snaps on those

famous rubber gloves of hers & looks at YB with that evil glint in her eyes. YB then....

YB
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...whispers something into Ratchet's ear

She drops the skillet and with a big smile on her face, turns around and grabs hold of Suss and plants a big wet kiss on his lips...

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Only thing was

Sussex had ducked so sheep got the kiss. Lucky ol' sheep. YB was hopping on one foot where old Ratchet had dropped the skillet.Sussex dived into a thorn bush, grabbing a couple of bottles of hooch on the way. Mary and Mouse were laughing so much they did...

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....not notice that YB had indeed

caught the Sheepster and started shearing him.
"Oh cool YB! Shave every bit off him! Then I'll take an spin the hair into some fine angora, and Mary there can knit it up into some really fine sweaters for all of us!" Mouse exclaimed with more enthusiasm than she's had in a long while.
"Ah fergit that ole spinnin stuff Mousie, make us up some more brownies to go with our hooch!" Sussex complained.
"y'all need to lay OFF that hooch for awhile!" Mouse said with a grin.
YB was merrily shearing the Sheep when Mary Queen of Sox said..........

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"..Um... YB....

I don't think that is the Sheepster!"
:O

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Nope says susex..

That be that there grizzly and boy is he mad. What you might call a bare bear. Think I'll stay in my thorn bush. My my can't YB run, didn't know the old boy still had it in him. Hey Mary go and.....

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fetch Tunia's Ruby Slippers!

They just might help YB out! That is IF he'd have time enough to put them on and click them three times!!!! Sussex yelled. Blacksheep about fell out of his chair laughing so hard.
Just then Mary Scott..........

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back to the top :)

Gotta keep this baby up front :) tee hee!
O.K., what is Mary Queen of Sox going to do gang?

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Mary Scott heard an eerie noise &

glanced over at the woods. She couldn't believe her eyes when 2 ghostly figures appeared before everybody. Just then.....

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YB, Sheep, Harold, and Sussex

saw them too and jumped up and ran for the old hippie van to hide.
Mouse just looked up and said "Hey Guys, how's it goin?"
Mary Scott told them to grab a chair and relax while she and Mouse were busy fixing a big meal for everyone.
When the guys all saw that these ghostly figures weren't out to hurt anyone, they got out of the van and joined the girls at the camp fire.
"C'mon Mouse, get those steaks a cookin! Git er done!" YB ordered.
Sussex was about to ask these new "friends" who they were when.........

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...YB chimed in saying

"I wasn't hiding, I went to get my Camera."
He then looked at Mouse and said: "Don't you remember these guys? The visited us a while back, sheesh you gals have such short memories"

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Hey....

Since when did you take orders from YB, Mouse. I wouldn't stand for that girl says Sussex. Anyways me and sheep don't care who these odd bods are as long as they have some booze then they are welcome. That was some poor excuse YB you went quite ashen when they appeared and beat me and sheep to the van by yards.Camera indeed, the only thing YB can shoot is a line, with which.......

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O'l Suss will eat up anytime >:-)

These are the Ghost of Labs Past and Future, they are here with some warnings about....

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....what's going to happen to us in the next few years"

"Hogwash YB" Mouse laughed! "They're here to get YOUR butt back in order!" ;)
Just as Mary Scott was about to comment further on the subject, Ole Gladys Ratchett came out of the van..."YB, where are you sweety pie???" so YB.........

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told her to

put on her glasses, she was really after Suss but couldn't find him.

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Sussex called out

to her to come and have a wee chat. Now Gladys, says sussex, don't take no notice what young YB says. Me I'm old enough to be your grandad, all I'm good at these days is boozing and snoozing. Now what you need is a young man like YB he's only a tad older than you and really likes you. It's just he ain't sure how to be nice to anyone so you will just have to show him how. With which Sussex dived back into his thorn bush to join sheep in a boozing and snoozing session. Young Ratchet looked round for......

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YB who yelled:

"I'VE HAD ENOUGH.. I DON'T LIKE YOU RATCHET... SUSS DOES.. he's just shy that's all. It was just then that o'le Rachet grabbed Suss and dragged him into the woods. Suss was about to find out what YB has been running from... "HE HE HE" snickered YB.
"MOUSE" YB yelled, "Get over here now, I have a mission for you" YB whispered to Mouse....

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After about 30 mins:-

Sussex appeared out of the woods with a big grin on his face. Reckon won't see her for a while YB. I told Ratchet that to be with me she had to be a pipe smoker. Well I gave her a pipe filled with wacky baccy and told her she was a leaf and to climb a tree and wait till autumn and come down with the rest of the leaves. She just climbed up a tree mummbling' I hate YB, I hate YB'. So YB when Autumn comes I'd make myself scarce if I was you.
Now to get back to serious things, them ghostly folk from old labs, would they know where that trunk of money is, perhaps they did see it buried, you ask em YB seein as you could be joining them if Ratchet gets out of that tree. Didn't your Mum teach you it's rude to whisper? Where's.....

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Mouse was snickering, listening to the big plan

YB had in store. "Sure I'll do it! You KNOW I will!" she said all excited.
Sussex, Sheep, and Mary were all wondering what those rascals were up to, when Mouse started off for..........

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...the old VW bus

that was sitting in it's own rust pile.
Everyone's eyes where on Mouse when she exclaimed "DON'T YOU GUYS HAVE ANYTHING BETTER TO DO THAN STARE AT ME?"

With that everyone.....

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shut

their eyes and.....

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...pretended to not be watching.

But ole Mouse was too clever for them! "Ha, they THINK I'm doing something curious in this van!" She snuck out the back door of the van and quietly ducked into the woods.
Everyone started bugging YB, "What have you got that girl doing?????" they all asked him.
"ME????? Sweet innocent ME???? Why, what would make you think that I have anything to do with whatever it is that Mouse is up to?" YB said slyly.
With that, Mary Scott grabbed her cast iron frying pan and started to wield it into the air...
Just then............

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a Centaur came...

trotting out of the woods. Well hullo folks it said, anyone got a drink I'm parched. Sussex gave him a beer, the centaur drank the beer in one gulp and asked if he could stay a while. All the more the merrier they all said so cent sat down and they all waited for......

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YB to wake up...

zzzz..wha? cough, huh?? Oh thank the good Lord it was only a dream... A Centaur?? wow, couldn't even imagine that happened.

YB rolled out of bed just to find,...

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that

one of his fuzzy pink slippers had been chewed on. He looked under his bed and saw...

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that a skunk

had somehow wondered in. "Jumpin' jingle bells" screamed Mary Scott, "head for the hills everyone !!" Just then.......

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