Mother Goose Surprises Her Sister

The sister of Mother Goose lives “up north” in the land of 10,000 lakes, northern Minnesota. It’s an eleven hour drive from the home of Mother Goose — unless, of course, she is speeding and getting pulled over by the Wisconsin State Patrol in which case the ride can take up to fourteen hours…

Mother Goose does not to see very much of her sister — just a couple of visits each year because of the extreme distance.

My lovely sister, Leslie, aka Bunn

Not surprisingly, we don’t like “good-byes”. It’s a trait we inherited from our mother — quite normal and natural in our goose family. However, my sister has taken that dislike to the extreme by simply avoiding the “good-bye” time altogether! She and her husband, Allen, have begun a strange new tradition of disappearing in the middle of the night to avoid the painful, tearful farewells and so longs. This in itself has become a source of great sadness and frustration for Mother Goose who, despite the hard emotional content of a good-bye, does treasure every moment spent with her beloved, long-distance family.

Hence the surprise…

Last Friday morning, Mother Goose and her three youngest goslings loaded up the Goosemobile and set the cruise control and the auto-pilot for “up north”. Eleven hours later, we arrived unexpected, uninvited and unannounced at Bunn’s doorstep. A great big round of applause for AnnaRose who filmed this surprise for us all! Grab your tissues and enjoy this video!

But this was only the beginning of a GREAT surprise weekend! You won’t want to miss tomorrow’s “up north” adventure…

Love your family and friends today! M.Goose

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10 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Bunn
    Aug 07, 2012 @ 14:16:43

    It was such a surprise!! And the best surprise I’ve ever had! So wonderful that they would drive so far to come surprise ME!
    It was the BEST weekend EVER!!

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  2. Three Well Beings
    Aug 07, 2012 @ 14:51:38

    I loved this, and yes, I did need tissue!! I just love this kind of surprise and it was so much fun to actually enjoy it with you via a video! So great!! πŸ™‚ And yes, I’m glad you didn’t get pulled over this time! Ha! Debra

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  3. Dianna
    Aug 07, 2012 @ 18:30:54

    Aw….. I’m not sure why, but I had NO sound on this video…! But it looks like a wonderful surprise (I’m glad your sister was at home!).

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    • Natalie
      Aug 09, 2012 @ 21:06:35

      My sister is almost always at home, but I secretly discouraged her from going anywhere that evening… P.S. the sound didn’t work for me either when I tried to view it on my cell phoney…

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  4. bodhisattvaintraining
    Aug 07, 2012 @ 21:48:22

    loved it πŸ™‚

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  5. yearstricken
    Aug 08, 2012 @ 19:52:20

    So sweet. It’s wonderful having a sister.

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    • Natalie
      Aug 09, 2012 @ 21:11:30

      Dear Year, she’s a wonderful and sweet sister. I had to laugh when I was peeking through the window — when she turned around and looked to see me, I could read her lips and it was very funny what she said, but unrepeatable in this forum… πŸ™‚

      Reply

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