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  •  Thank goodness we don't get them! (3+ / 0-)

    I live quite near to Kitsap River and I think we are both very happy we don't have those things.

    I am afraid of winged flying stingy things. When I was a very small child I lived in Southern Louisiana. We had a nest of paper wasps that had decided that our back stoop was Paradise. My Popeye would knock their nest down and they'd rebuild it again and again and again. The damned things would even chew through the screen door to come inside! I was terrified of them and got stung several times. I'm not allergic but somewhere back in the deep recesses of my brain, that 2-year old child remembers that pain and I've gone out of my way to avoid them.

    Here's an interesting tidbit: If you make a fake wasp nest and hang it up, the real wasps will steer clear. Being very territorial, they won't move in too close to a neighboring nest. Just make one out of paper mache' - they aren't art critics ;)

    Thank your stars you're not that way/Turn your back and walk away/Don't even pause and ask them why/Turn around and say 'goodbye'/Just wish them well.....

    by Purple Priestess on Mon Jul 16, 2012 at 03:41:11 AM PDT

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