Can't Wait to Get to Heaven by Fannie Flagg, 2006, fiction
After Elner Shimfissle accidentally poked that wasps' nest up in her fig tree, the last thing she remembered was thinking "Uh-oh."While googling "fig tree" for the photo above, which is from Wikipedia, I discovered that wasps pollinate fig trees and eat the nectar of figs. I didn't know that. It does explain why there would be a wasps' nest in a fig tree.
This is a perfect beginning, making me wonder what comes after "Uh-oh." Of course, I'll keep reading, especially since I know that Fannie Flagg's characters always get into some hilarious situations. And how about that name, Elner Shimfissle? Gotta love it.
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