A group of country friends from the Cottonwood Baptist
Church wanted to get together on a regular basis, socialize
and play games. The lady of the house was to prepare the
meal. When it came time for Al and Janet to be the hosts,
Janet wanted to outdo all the others. Janet decided to have
mushroom smothered steak. But mushrooms are expensive.. She
then told her husband, No mushrooms. They are too
He said, 'Why don't you go down in the pasture and pick some
of those mushrooms? There are plenty in the creek bed.' She
said, 'No, some wild mushrooms are poisonous.' He said,
'Well, I see varmints eating them and they're OK.'
So Janet decided to give it a try. She picked a bunch,
washed, sliced, diced them for her smothered steak. Then she
went out on the back porch and gave Ol' Spot (the yard dog)
a double handful. Ol' Spot ate every bite. All morning long,
Janet watched Ol' Spot and the wild mushrooms didn't seem to
affect him, so she decided to use them.
The meal was a great success and Janet even hired a helper
lady from town to help her serve. She had on a white apron
and a fancy little cap on her head. After everyone had
finished, they relaxed, socialized and played 42 and
dominoes. About then, the helper lady from town came in and
whispered in Janet's ear.
She said, 'Mrs. Williams, Ol' Spot just died.'
Janet went into hysterics. After she finally calmed down,
she called the doctor and told him what had happened. The
doctor said, 'That's bad, but I think we can take care of
it. I will call for an ambulance and I will be there as
quickly as possible. We'll give everyone enemas and we will
pump out everyone's stomach. Everything will be fine. Just
keep them calm.'
Soon they could hear the siren as the ambulance was coming
down the road. The EMTs and the doctor had their suitcases,
syringes and a stomach pump. One by one, they took each
person into the bathroom, gave them an enema, and pumped out
After the last one was finished, the doctor came out and
said, 'I think everything will be fine now.' and he left.
They were all looking pretty weak sitting around the living
room, and about this time the helper lady came in and said,
'You know, that fellow that ran over Ol' Spot never even