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Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Cheap Entertainment

We used to go for car rides a lot when I was a kid. I guess it was cheap entertainment for our parents.
Sunday drives were the best.
One of our favorite Sunday drives consisted of cruising the neighborhood to watch a particular neighbor tend to his lawn.
He used to work on his lawn in his stocking feet. No shoes, no sandals just his black knee-hi socks (with garters!) Bermuda shorts and golf shirt.
He claimed it was so he wouldn’t ‘bruise’ the blades of grass.
But then he would take a bamboo stick, which he had shredded at one end, and BEAT the lawn!
He would walk methodically back and forth in a pattern across his front yard beating the lawn.
I don’t know why we found it so funny. (Well, okay, yes I do. LOL)
We would drive past his house trying to keep a straight face until we were several houses away and out of earshot, then we would all burst out laughing.
Like I said, cheap entertainment! 

(Looking back on it now, I’m wondering what kind of example this was for my parents to set for us!)


  1. I think your parents had it right, great entertainment. Brilliant drawing Robin.
    (just thought I would slip in a Word Verification: bricknos)!?! personally I have no ideas....anyone?

  2. lol!! I like your drawing. I can see that man now.

    Ok. Regarding yesterday's word: Apoging. I was at work when I got this.
    Apoging- the process of getting from point A to point B using a pogo stick. Once you have arrived you are " a pogo" or you have been apoged."

    Broknos- sounds like a red or brown sandwich. Anyway, it's hard.

  3. Oops! I meant to say "Bricknos" for the word verification- the above definition. a redor brown sandwich, usually a favorite on Greek menus.


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