Tuesday, October 24, 2006

Dede feeding escapades

Back in the day
In primo we used to catch dede's(grasshoppers) and especially the big ones(locusts) put in in your desk yani "your own personal dede".

Then you take a fresh blade of grass and feed the dede! The big ones used to eat fasta fasta,at break time you fungia it in your desk til break is over come back witha fresh piece of nyasi(grass) and give it its break.

Unfortunately it was a day school and we used to take a mat home about forty min drive .It couldnt survive the long journey so you lock it in your desk and woishe in the morning you'd find it dead! legs up in the air.

In our school we had a pastor called Reuben he used to do the requiem mass.We dig a hole,put the 'dede' in a match box and flowers on top of the grave and a little wooden cross.Say final prayers!

Oh this story i remembered a couple of days a go saw a one-legged dede outside my door!!

Dede stories anyone??


Blogger kasweety said...

Aish Wassapangaz! Am laughing my arse off on this one coz I remember it videadly. How we'd be hopping on the grass trying to catch some dede (the largest of them all) Then we'd hold it with one hand and feed it with the other. I remember we used to pull out the legs so they wouldnt hepa. Then some of us were notorious for pulling out the wings.Unfortunately we didnt have Reuben in our school so we just tossed them when the fun was over.

Thanks for the laugh meen!

6:58 PM  
Blogger muthonis said...

how can any1 forget those days...some of us used to make fire and eat the dedes.

4:21 AM  

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