“Mommy, why is that funny man dressed like that?”

“I guess the people who made him just used whatever they had, Jessie.”

“But. . . well, what’s wrong with his face?”

“Honey, he isn’t real. He’s a scarecrow. He’s supposed to scare the crows away from the corn.”

“Well, I don’t think it’s very nice to give him a lumpy face. And patchy clothes. And make him stand there all stiff.”

“He’s not real, Jessie.”

“Does he scare the crows?”


“Not always? Then they should take him down.”

Mommie sighed. “Yes, they should. That would give me a rest!”

32 thoughts on “Questions

  1. Difficult to see who gets the most benefit from a scarecrow. Maybe the farmer’s children make them, affording the parents a few hours peace. Certainly they don’t seem to keep the birds off the crops to any substantial degree.

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