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Friday, April 20, 2012

A - Z Challenge: "R" is for River: "Rustic River Rhino"

During the month of April, I am participating in the Blogging From A-Z April 2012 Challenge, where we post everyday except for Sundays. I have decided to make flashcards for the letter of the day out of my photos, and then use the picture as a writing prompt.   I am using my Thesaurus to make a story out of words beginning with the letter "R", and to have it make sense.  I have no idea of the twists and turns that it will take and usually crack myself up when I am all through.  Hope these little ditties make you laugh too.  The whole list of my A-Z posts are all listed on the top of the left-hand sidebar.   

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Oregon Gifts of Comfort and Joy ~ Kathy Matthews

"Rustic River Rhino"
by Kathy Matthews

Rebecca Robinson resided in Rickreall, but was relaxing at the regal Rustic River Resort (near Redmond) for a bit of recreation.  

A raven flew over the Rustic River, and Rebecca's razor sharp retinas recognized a rhinoceros among the rapids.  Redmond was certainly not a native region for rhinoceros!  Rebecca regarded the animal with regret and rejection, as she refrained from panic. 

Rebecca recruited her relative as a witness, red-hot and rich Rita, a refugee from Roseburg.  Rita was also an animal researcher.  Rita reasoned, "We need to get that thing onto a reserve, Rebecca." 

The two called the authorities, who promptly responded to the rhino-in-the-river call.  Sheriffs pulled up in a Rolls Royce and a Range Rover pulling a trailer.  The rhino was treated with respect as it retreated on rigorous legs; roaring in protest.  The capture was risky but successful, and soon the rhinoceros was placed into a railroad car without rioting and rolled away toward the reserve. 

The End.

I actually took the picture above and others at La Pine State Park.  If you would like to read the post about The Donald G. McGregor Memorial Viewpoint, please "CLICK HERE".

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Following the theme of the of the alphabet, I am also featuring this out-of-print book created by a couple of Oregon ladies in 1983.  Please come back tomorrow to see the next page in the series:

 Oregon Gifts of Comfort and Joy ~ Kathy Matthews

Oregon Gifts of Comfort and Joy ~ Kathy Matthews

 Oregon Gifts of Comfort and Joy ~ Kathy Matthews

  Oregon Gifts of Comfort and Joy ~ Kathy Matthews

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Bob Scotney said...

Kathy, this would be a tongue twister if you can't roll your 'rs'

Oregon Gifts of Comfort and Joy said...

LOL, Bob! That is funny. I guess it is best read not outloud.

Wendy said...

You show no signs of letting up on this challenge! Good for you!

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