This entry started when I went to read my friend Jon's post in his blog titled: The Writin' Spider. For full effect I suggest you start there, too. Now Jon post's lots of huntin' and fishin' stories. Some funny antidotes, a little family history and such also dot his blog.
Anyway, back to my story. I read his entry and left the following comment behind:
My family calls any spider they find around our house my pets, because I asked them not to tear down every web they saw or try to kill every spider. The web really helps stop bleeding. I want some around in case of an awful emergency.
I have never heard of a writin' spider. But then I am East Texas. Best as I can see, it looks like what hubby calls a banana spider. When I saw the title I thought maybe you had Charlotte at your house! 'o)
And Jon sent me this reply:
We have lots of spiders up here and we have a lot of Black Widows. There
used to be a lot of Tarantulas too, but I guess that, like our Horned Toads,
DDT got 'em!
I have heard that spider web helps to stop bleeding, but have never tried
So I responded by sharing this short story with him:
That's when Jon answered me with this note: