When I was a little girl I use to go to my grandma and grandpas house a lot in the summer to spend time with them and do a lot of swimmer, but my fondest moment there was of my grandma telling me to get that cricket. I know it sounds like a funny memory to have, but it was so funny to hear my little old granny tell me to get those crickets and to put them back outside.
You see my grandparent’s house is very old, and crickets use to get inside all the time in the summer and you could hear them chirping away and singing happily, which annoyed my grandma. She use to chase them around with a tissue and try to catch them when she saw them. She was pretty good at it. She would flush them right down the toilet when she caught them too.
When she told me to catch them I used my hands and I relocated them back outside. She would ask why I did that for and said the crickets would just come back inside anyways. I told her I like to listen to them at nighttime cause there singing is beautiful. She would tell me no it is not it is annoying and I don’t want them in my house. I would started giggling and told her they just wanted to come inside, visit and sing to her too. She would be like, “No way!” and say, “If you are going to catch them you need to flush them down the toilet and get rid of them.” Of course, I responded back with, “If you flush all the crickets down the toilet Grammy I won’t have anything to listen anymore at night time when I sleep over your house.” She was like, “Well we can turn on some music and listen to that instead, but crickets must be gotten rid of, but of course I didn’t listen.”
I use to think it was so funny how mad she would get when she saw a cricket in her house. I am telling you I never saw and old woman move so fast with a tissue in her hand to catch the darn things. I made it my mission after seeing her do this to catch as many crickets from the inside of her house as possible when I was there and save from the toilet bowl and to put them back outside where they belonged.
Now that I am older, the memories of her and I trying to catch those crickets runs through my mind every time I see a cricket inside my home now. However, I just let them stay inside and sing to me because I know that eventually they will find there way back outside. After all, the darn crickets did find there way inside my home to visit me in the first place.