You got a way with words missy. I really like it. Yes I often write longhand, I'm computer-illiterate and it helps me think. Do you find that?
I do want to read more of this. It would make a great opening paragraph. Did you read Faulkner's THE BEAR in high school? The entire book is without punctuation or capitals. Very annoying. If we sent even a snippet off to a publisher like that we'd be on some banned list.(LOL) I liked the part of the rabbit foot--my dad used to say that to me because I always carried one. Now I just consider the whole rabbit to be lucky. Of course I get upset with him when he eats my garden. He has done a lot of damage to my trees and shrubs this winter.