My dad leaned over to me, pointed to the sand hills above our house and said, “Those were made by Sidehill Gougers. They’re everywhere around here”. He explained that these dog-like creatures ran up the side of hills for fun, churning their little legs and causing rivulets of dust. He told me this is what made all the little grooves in the side of the hills. I believed him completely. I even told my third grade class about this, at which point I was soundly laughed at by those 8-year old cretins.
My teacher calmly explained that the “gouges” in the hills were caused by run-off water from the winter’s snow. She informed me there were no such things as Sidehill Gougers and my dad was pulling my leg. When he got home, Read the rest of this entry ?