Now that I have your attention...
When my cousin was here last week, I got out the big lard can in which Mother had stored many of her keepsakes; I knew there were pictures and letters there that Pauline would want to see, in connection with her research on our family tree.
I've been through that pile of stuff dozens of times, but this was one I had missed: It's my mom's handwriting, I'm pretty sure. But I didn't know she was ever in Wyoming.
Anyhow, the first thing I thought of when I saw the rattlesnake rattles was this: The man who first showed me how to chord a guitar, years ago, said that if you put rattlesnake rattles inside a cheap guitar, it'll make it sound like an expensive one. So since I have a good guitar, I wonder if the rattles would do anything for my Gibson? Or do they only work on cheap guitars?
I don't think anything would make up for my lack of talent, darn it.
My mom sure did keep some strange things, didn't she?