Tuesday, February 7, 2012

When We Went Knocking

Recently, Phil and I were driving along Route 11, and I spotted something interesting in the front yard of a little house. We turned the car around and went back. It was this rooster, with a wind vane for a tail. I was quite enchanted and thought it was fun and hilarious. Phil went up to their front door and knocked, to ask where they got it. We are not shy about knocking on doors for any reason, to ask what kind of flowers they are growing, what shade of paint their house is, where they got their bird feeders....you get the idea. When our son was a teenager, we absolutely mortified him when we did this, and he would slink down on the floor of the car, hoping no one would see him!! Anyway, the lady at the door said her husband got this rooster at a yard sale and she hated it! She called her husband and asked him if she could sell it to us. Ten dollars and a few minutes later, we drove away with Roscoe in the back seat! All from knocking.


"Here's what I'm saying:
   Ask and you'll get;
   Seek and you'll find;
   Knock and the door will open.
"Don't bargain with God. Be direct. Ask for what you need. This is not a cat-and-mouse, hide-and-seek game we're in."
Luke 11

38 comments:

Annie said...

Omigosh, Ginny. You and Phil are a total riot and it really pays off in a big way. Roscoe is totally cool and will very much appreciate being appreciated.

SquirrelQueen said...

Well, it never hurts to ask, or knock. Roscoe is quite a find and I'm sure he is going to love his new home. I agree with Annie that he is totally cool.

Lisa @ Two Bears Farm said...

That is hilarious! Glad you got a nice rooster out of it.

No knocking for me ;-)

Darlene said...

HI Ginny! I love Roscoe! He must make you smile everyday. I think it's very cool that you guys just go right up and ask. My style is to drive slowly back and forth and gawk like a stalker. In the end, it probably makes the homeowner nervous, and I never get any information. Your way is better.

I've been catching up on you previous blogs. Love the gigantic glasses, and I'm so sad that I missed seeing the pink piano! I'll bet that was a sight to see!

HOOTIN ANNI said...

Oh my gosh....I just came from a blog and read about his post on losing his mother and her funeral...all to the point of bawling. Then, I come here to pay you a visit, and get a joyful fun post about those embarrassing knocks on doors of strangers------and you come up with a rooster weather vane in your back seat!!!

I love it!! And thanks, Ginny, for getting me out of my previous blog visit funk. You made my day.


WALKING IN SUNSHINE is my Wednesday Link.

Ma said...

What a great story! I'm sure you'll give him a good home:)

Melanie said...

That is so funny, Ginny! I'm sure that lady was so happy you stopped by!
I hope Roscoe enjoys his new home!
Perfect verse for it. :)

From the Kitchen said...

Just when I think I "know" you and Phil, another interesting thing pops up!! I wonder if another blogger might have taken a photo of you, Phil and the rooster (sitting in the back seat I assume) driving up Rt. 11. I'm shaking with laughter.

Best,
Bonnie

Tanna at The Brick Street Bungalow said...

LOL! I love this story! I can just 'see' your son slinking down in the back seat (we did a thing or two that caused some slinking, too).

Roscoe is quite handsome! I'm glad he has found a home with someone who appreciates him! blessings ~ tanna

Tammy@Simple Southern Happiness said...

Gotta hand it to you for bravery. This is one large chicken and colorful.

too cute!

Sarah (Nikki) said...

lol....I love that you guys feel so free to knock on doors. That is very cool and love that rooster. Only ten bucks. Wow.

Sandra said...

OH NO YOU DIDN'T!!! i am ROFL really i am, so are the photos in your yard at your house? you really did buy the rooster? did you name it Chicken Little, even though it is Chicken BIG... i can't stop laughing that you went up to the door and the lady sold it to you. you must be kin to my mother, she would have killed to have the rooster, and i am with the lady that sold it to you. i also would be hiding in the floor boards. we have now found one thing we are not alike in. i have never knocked on a strangers door for anything. i agree with Annie, you are a riot and so is this post.

Lady Jane said...

I am rolling on the floor laughing especially about your son. I can just picture this. And see what you got for your curiosity. Hugs. LJ

Shug said...

Well...I think Roscoe is adorable!
Good for you and Phil. You just never know what opportunities await, if only we will have the courage to ask. Glad that Roscoe has found a new home where he can be loved!
Blessings Ginny.
shug

reanaclaire said...

hahaha...serious?? You all bought the rooster for $10? hahaha.. really, both of you really are sporting! So imagine the cock cuckoo... each morning.. :)

DawnTreader said...

I think I'd go hiding too, I'm with Sandra on this one ;) I'd love to take a photo of it but not buy it. What's it made of, fabric? I'm guessing your "girls" probably love it though - am I right?

Judy Royal Glenn said...

I like the photo in your header:) I like the verse also, but sometimes we ask and it is not God's will. I would love for the Lord to heal me physically of the pain in which we are searching for an answer. I also prayed the Lord would heal my mom of ALS, and it was not His will. He knows what is best for us.....And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose:)

LC said...

This gave me the gift of laughter this a.m. The teenaged mortification, the disgruntled wife and of course my mental image of you and Phil happily transporting Roscoe to his new home.

I for one got your $10 worth and then some. The verse was welcomed lagniappe!

Ruth's Photo Blog said...

You never now what will happen if only you ask. LOL I love the verse,too often we don't get because we are afraid to ask.

Cheryl @ The Farmer's Daughter said...

It really does pay to ask questions sometimes. Funny story and cool rooster!

barbara l. hale said...

Good for you! I'd say he's a cool rooster!

George said...

I'm sure Roscoe likes his new home. I'm glad neither you nor Phil are shy about knocking.

Remington said...

I just love the things you find! Why not ask....

Stephanie V said...

Well, if you don't ask...you two are a riot!

My kids were mortified if I even talked to a store clerk :)

Filip Demuinck said...

You see, there are always opportunities for people who take initiative.

Greetings,
Filip

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

It is so adorable, Ginny! I love the rooster's happy face and bright colors. I'm sure your grand daughter will be excited to see it at your house ..and who knows...you may get a few people knocking on your door asking where you found it!

Chatty Crone said...

GOOD FOR YOU! You are Phil are the greatest. Love that story. And Roscoe.

My son used to hide in the car too!

sandie

S. Etole said...

What a fun story!

Ann said...

That is so funny. I can just imagine your sun slinking down in the back seat (a teenagers nightmare) I wonder if he will ever do something like this to embarrass his own kids...lol
I love that you stopped and asked and it's so cool that they sold it to you. It is quite unique

Karin said...

Good way to meet new folks and make a contact! Can't hurt to ask - if the answer is no, nothing lost! That's a great looking rooster - if one loves that sort of stuff. I wouldn't know where to put him! Blessings!

Rose said...

Oh, he is lovely!

Glenda said...

Ginny, you do have a fun, interesting life! Keeps you young!!

I'm glad we can ask, seek and find anything within God's will for us . . . and the Father does know best!

wildlifewatcher said...

Hi Ginny, That is cool! I like all kinds of whirly gigs, streamers, flags, kites and so forth. Great to see the results of a knock on a friendly door. Have a great day tomorrow!

Bobbi said...

HAHA! Ginny that is so funny!! Gary will knock on doors too... not me (yikes!)
$10? I would've given Roscoe to you if it were mine..
So do you have him guarding your home?
You need to change your blog title to the Adventures of Ginny and Phil... lol. LOVED THIS!

SweetMarie said...

This is sooo great! I don't normally knock on doors, but I could be talked into it. So glad it worked out for everyone! Is that Roscoe and hubby at home or at the people's house? Love it! I asked my husband if he would do this for me and he said yes. :) Your life is never boring!

Becky Jane said...

I did something similar and came home with a beautiful flower cart that now sits in my Sweet Memories garden!

Fred Alton said...

Oh what fun lives you lead, Ginny! If I had the rooster and you came calling, I think I'd sell it too! Mwah-hahaha.

photowannabe said...

Hilarious and good for you!!
Wish I had that much nerve.
Great tail on the rooster.