In Quest of the Buckeye

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In Quest of the Buckeye

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In Quest of the Buckeye

With the permission of my friend Dave who lives in Ohio, the Buckeye State, I am sharing the following letter with you.

Dear Leigh,

As I awoke this morning, I was filled with conviction over a promise that I had made to a friend in Texas and that I had not kept to this point. So I jumped out of bed determined that before the day was done I would accomplish and fulfill this promise.

With 5 inches of snow on the ground and the mercury on the thermometer sitting just above zero, I slipped on an extra pair of socks and a fuzzy wool sweater as I prepared for the journey I was about to embark upon.

Armed only with a flower potting hand shovel and a mini flashlight with dead batteries, I roamed from park to park, tree to tree, in search of a treasure I was determined to find.

My ears were blood red and throbbed with pain from the harsh Ohio winter weather. My arthritic fingers were numb and sore as I sifted through what seemed to be an endless winter wonderland of snow. I had reached the point of wondering if I could go on any further when I looked down with astonishment at what I was seeing, or was it just a severe case of snow blindness? I stooped down to take a closer look. A smile came to my frost bitten face as I realized that I was seeing exactly what I thought I was seeing. "Squirrel Tracks."

Feeling completely rejuvenated and filled with excitement I began to follow those tracks. Up one hill and down another, across a frozen lake, through meadows and barn yards, as those tracks seemed to go on forever. Then, as I climbed to the top of a steep ridge feeling quite fatigued from the miles of rough terrain I had just endured, I looked up and there he was. The squirrel I had been tracking for the past 3 hours.

He looked like a big frozen fuzzy gray pop-sickle as he sat perched high on a branch of what had to be the biggest buckeye tree I had ever seen. I must admit, that at that moment I did become a bit emotional as tears filled my eyes and begin to freeze as they ran down my face.

I explained my situation and the promise I had made to the squirrel and asked him if he had any buckeyes that he could spare. The squirrel was not only very generous and eager to help, but he also seemed thrilled to have his nuts shipped off to Texas.

So, Leigh, it might have taken me a while but here are the buckeyes I promised to send you.

Now then, if you believe all of that, I have a beautiful beach house right there in your neighborhood I'd love to sell you cheap.

I am VERY SERIOUS when I told you that half of the buckeye is poison and only the squirrels know which half it is. So be sure to consult with one of your local squirrels before attempting to eat one of them. I would also be sure that it is a squirrel that you can trust. Also, if it was me I would try to find a squirrel that hails from Ohio. Those Texas squirrels might not be schooled or familiar with the poison side of a buckeye.

I have never actually hard of anyone doing this, but you might try boiling them and making some buckeye coffee. You could add some sugar and maybe a wedge of lemon and call it buckeye tea. If you are really feeling creative you might add some veggies and call it buckeye veggie soup.

Anyway, no matter how you decide to use them, enjoy your buckeyes and I will chat with you soon.

Your Buckeye Buddy,


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