December 3, 2001
This week, we are presenting a story by Karen Crabb, from Pincher Creek, Alberta. Karen has been with the Read/Write Adult Literacy Project for about three years and in that time has made wonderful progress. She is married to Kevin Crabb and has two stepsons Kevin and Wally. She has lived in Pincher Creek for the past two years. Prior to that she lived in the Crowsnest Pass. Karen had a story printed in the English Express about two years ago and was excited about the possibility of having another story published. She is presently babysitting a young child in her home and she continues to work with her tutor, Helen Mackenzie. Karen has attended three Provincial Literacy Conferences, including this year's conference "2001...A Literacy Odyssey" in Edmonton, with her husband.
I have four cats. Their names are Bubbles, Frisky, Smokey and Lucky. They all go outside and come in at night but one night only Bubbles, Frisky and Smokey came in. Lucky was still outside. I went outside and called him but still no Lucky! So I decided to go out and look around the trailer court for him. I went looking and looking and calling him but still no Lucky. Then I heard Kevin call me to get in the trailer right now! When I got to the gate he told me Wally had found Lucky but he had been electrocuted. When I came into the trailer, there was Lucky. Drool was dripping from his mouth and his fur smelled burned. Lucky had climbed up a telephone post and he must have bitten a wire up on top of the post and got electrocuted. He had burns under his front legs and his tail got burned, too. But Lucky is okay now. He has a scar under him and he lost some of his tail. He is one Lucky cat!
[This story was taken with permission, from Word Ways, published by Literacy Alberta, Spring 2001.]