Monthly Archives: June 2019

Return To The Medicine Cabinet

20190627_180336i went back to the ranch mart medicine cabinet thursday, and left a postcard inside. i blogged about the medicine cabinet inside the men’s room the day after jenny & i ate dinner at urban table. we wanted to stretch our legs, and i had to find a restroom. when i told jenny what i found inside the bathroom, she suggested that i leave something inside it… so i made a postcard from the past. iagohenry

She’s A Herman

Mollyhulaglugit’s been a long time since molly attended the herman family reunion. a lot of us are making the trek to marengo this weekend to circle up, tell stories, sing songs, and eat spaghetti and hot slaw. i’m pretty sure she won’t be there this weekend, but the moment she puts on a lampshade, picks up a bottle, and the hula hoop goes around– she’ll be with us in spirit.

VBS Recap

deadcowslast week jenny & i volunteered at our church’s vacation bible school. it happens every summer. we sing, we dance, we eat fatty foods and quote scriptures. this year one of the volunteers walked like an egyptian after the kids pretended to be dead livestock as the result of a plague.3ofakind things even got sillier when the kids made pillows and balanced them on their heads. i snapped a few photos, then asked easton (the boy in the middle) to take my picture.

The Medicine Cabinet

ranchmartwhen something seems REALLY out of place– like a dog wearing pants, i can’t help but notice it. yesterday at ranchmart i discovered a medicine cabinet in the men’s room. yesterday was a strange day, a woman brought her dog into homer’s (no, it wasn’t wearing pants), later i saw eye to eye with a tree–eyeballtree…and then i found a medicine cabinet inside a public restroom. i’m going back now so i can start leaving little trinkets there like boo radley left for scout. it’s gonna be a good summer!

Bohemian Muppet Mama

animalnormally i don’t go to musicals, but when our friends, kevin and victoria invited us to see their daughter, kimberly in A Year With Frog and Toad, i said “ok.” it was a good experience. i was immersed in a make believe world where a frog can bake delicious cookies for his toad friend. i even ate some of those cookies. part of that night is still with me, and it happened before the play even started. a song by the muppets played softly as we took our seats. jim henson and his gang were doing their twisted version of bohemian rhapsody, and when animal (pictured above) sang MAMA, i lost it.

If I Had A Real Camera…

3saras…these pictures wouldn’t be as spontaneous. as i promised last tuesday, here are some more pics from sara’s visit: the first frame is a shot from the downtown streetcar, the second was at mickey’s surplus, and the third was at old shawnee days after sara bought root beer in a glass flask.

Lamp Shade Molly

lampshademollyshe wears it well. most people look drunk in a lamp shade, but personally i think molly looks like a bemused gardener. she texted this photo to jenny friday night with the caption we know how to keep it weird. according to one of the earliest images of this type is in The Adventurer (1917), Charlie Chaplin plays a rich yachtsman who, pursued by the police, puts a lampshade over his head and stands still as the cops pass by. you’re in good company, molly.

The Weather Started Getting Rough

QlJNa-1524779011-614-quiz_question_image_-gilligan_or_skipper_7i moved my truck into the street so jenny could back out of the driveway this morning. the skies were darker than normal, and thunderstorms were in the forecast according to the national weather bureau. it was dry and calm, but i knew the conditions were getting ready to flip. 20 minutes later the wind chimes were chiming, the street gutter was a creek, the lights in our house went off and on, and i heard gilligan yelling “SKIP-PER!”

Still In Transition

PaperMoon3awe took sara back to joplin on sunday, but here it is wednesday, and i’m still missing her. when i was walking home from work yesterday, i thought about grabbing a bite at snack and shack, but i couldn’t do it because that’s where sara and i ate lunch last tuesday. i wondered if this is what ryan o’neal would have gone through if tatum o’neal hadn’t caught up to him at the end of paper moon.

There Is Nowhere We Won’t Go

rexwe had an awesome visit with our niece last week, and we really didn’t want it to end. eventually, however, we had to face it the same way sara stared down this t-rex at union station. i’ll post more photos, and share more stories in the next few days.