I love stories and some of the stories I love dearly are Folktales.
One of my favorite stories is from A Treasury of North American Folktales,
called Marie Jolie.
I drew this picture to go with the story.
After a while her maman got impatient with Marie, for she worried that her daughter would wind up an old maid - terrible fate in those days. So Maman said, "Marie Jolie, it is time for you to take a husband. You can't pick one to suit you, so me, I'm gonna do it for you. We gonna have us a contest. You see this pumpkin? I'm gonna get M'su Carencro, the buzzard, to put it on the highest, skinniest branch of that big cypress tree out there in the swamp. Chere, the man who can fetch that pumpkin down without fallin' in the water is gonna be your husband."
Well, you'll have to read it for yourself to see what happens.
I hope you have a Fabulous day, filled with French Fries, Flowers and Firecrackers!!