I’d like to see a Wheel of Fortune Triple Toss-up with the category Thing and answers “Disembodied Hand,” “Ben Grimm,” and “James Arness.”
“Now down there [Brazil] they don’t speak English, they speak Portuguese. So the first thing you do is grab yourself a Portugoose…” – Amos ‘n’ Andy
My most prized possession is a log cabin birdhouse my great-grandfather made for his firstborn, my grandmother. Both were gone before I came along, but I grew up with plenty of stories about them, and Grandpa (my great-grandmother, not so many stories, but she looked for all the world like Dad in drag). Neither of their lifetimes intersected mine either. Have said, when asked once, that they are the four people living or dead I’d most want to have dinner with – hear some stories FROM them.
I grew up loving the Charles Knight dinosaur paintings in the World Book Encyclopedia (published by Field Enterprises); I was in grad school *1987) when I got to see the originals at the Field Museum of Natural History in Chicago. I forget when the Field Enterprises – Field Museum – Marshall Field connection clicked. Sometime between my first and third visits (2008) they remodeled the prehistoric section, including removing the old murals and displaying photos of them with related fossils and more current reconstructions.
It’s all the monkeys at the wheel that are the real danger.
Would be stopping at a Sinclair on my way home from work if I’d brought the checkbook – it’s the easiest on and off going that direction. Most of the bunch in SE Wyoming and northern Colorado have statues of smiling brontosauri out front, some of which sprout Santa hats at Christmas time.
“Good judgment comes from experience. Experience comes from bad judgment.” Source forgotten
I think I saw one soup bowl out of Mom’s wedding China during her lifetime – it was Dad’s favorite for oyster stew. My sister kept the full set for my nephew in case his then future wife would like it. Haven’t checked back to see if his now present wife does.
Well, it couldn’t happen to a more licentious poet. &8-[)
Europa da steers and da calves. Eurida da bulls!