Monday Night Flashback OT: Home Alone 1987

I know, I know, a lot of you weren’t even conceived in 1987, but please bear with me. Even if you weren’t around then, you surely have been left home alone at some point.

One summer’s day in 1987, I was home alone with a stomach bug (much like I was this past weekend), when I looked out the window. I looked out the window and I saw a cow with his head stuck in our metal garbage can. I was home alone, there was a cow in the front yard wandering blind due to the trash can stuck over its head. As luck would have it, my dad came home for lunch, the farmer came up to get the cow and all’s well that ends well. But twenty five years later,  I can still picture that cow.

What’s the weirdest thing that happened to you when you were home alone as a kid?

3 thoughts on “Monday Night Flashback OT: Home Alone 1987”

  1. Ok, I don’t know if this counts exactly but…When I was 16 I lived with my older sister for a few months. I got home from school before she arrived from work so I always had a couple of hours to myself. So one day she called me to let me know she’d be home late and as we’re talking I hear a loud boom nearby. I didn’t think much of it until she got home and told me that a bomb had gone off at the police station just around the corner from where we lived. That was a little scary because I often walked past that police station when I went to the shops. Btw, no one was hurt in the blast, I’m happy to say.

  2. I wasn’t a kid, but I was him alone one day and I looked out the back door to see my dogs playing with what looked like an old dish towel.  It was not a towel, it was an opossum.  I had to pick up that possum with my own hands (in rubber gloves) and take it outside the fence to save it from my cold heartless dogs.

    I would like to see a cow with a trash can stuck on its head.  I feel kind of heartless myself, but if I ever got to see that in my yard, I would tell that story at every possible opportunity.

    1. Ewww! That’s like the dead squirrel video! It’s always weird when there’s no one else around to share those odd moments.

      I was too freaked out (I really thought the cow would charge the house in some way) to grab my Le Click camera to get a picture, but yeah, it’s still clear in my mind. Which is something, because, well, it was in 1987.

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