Punkin, waddya say we have some of those sweet little trick n' treaters for dinner?
Happy Halloween From The Muse And The Mister!
Waddya think? They turned out rather nice. Got those early sixties and late sixties looks going on here.
Oh, wait! I was supposed to go to that site, wasn't I. Well I don't have to - I'm no -whipper-snapper, ya know. I've been around the block a few times. These are the real me.
The first picture is my high school graduation picture from 1963. The second one was taken in 1969 while I was employed with Michigan Bell Telephone Company. I think it was for my "permanent" file. Kind of a mug shot. It's probably still stuffed in a green file cabinet at the central office.
I LOVED that dress in the '69 picture! It was red wool, a-line, size 8 (eight!) and it had a matching coat that buttoned just under the white piping around the stand up collar on my dress. I was so stylin' in those days.
I'll go to the yearbook site later and see play with those pictures - see how I would have looked in the 50's
Well you know our old kitteh named Blicky,
When he looked in the mirror felt Icky,
There was a droop to his tail,
Once perky and hale,
But, he realized he couldn't be picky.
Then the Muse's song came to our friend
This bottle all troubles will end,
With a laugh and a jump,
You'll admire your rump,
And no longer need to pretend.
"Now he really is loathe to be pushy,
Groveling and getting all mushy,
While returning to ten,
Would bring pimples again,
He really would love a new tushie!
Congratulations Blick - a new tush and a kindergarten picture of the Muse is just a postman away!
Don't everyone leave yet! I have a 2nd place winner! The Mister produced a second bottle of genuine Fountain of Youth water. It has been propping up a picture on the Mister's desk for the last 14 years. He produced it just hours after I announced the contest. Our 2nd place winner is:
Queenie's tissue dabbing comments just struck a cord in my heart (or maybe I just ate dinner too fast.) It was mainly the part about her school pictures. You can imagine I, of all people, would sympathize with that plight. I would only ask that Queenie produce one of her "better" pictures on her blog. Perhaps we could have a "who's grade school picture looks more doofus" contest. Can ya beat this, Queenie? Can ya? Huh? I double dog dare you!
Winning comments from Queenie:
Mmmmm, 28th day before my #~^# birthday is reason enough. Then if i really pull at the OLD emotions, just out of hospital shortly to go back Arrrr....The think to really crack it, my childhood photos mum always trimmed my fringe just before, need I say more about being the cause for the loudest laughs in our family, bigger Arrrrrr!!!!!Of course if there is someone out there more desperate than me, they have my blessing to sip on the bottle youth....
Queenie even promises to share!
I loved all of your comments - this was a difficult decision - although a few of you made it easier by stating flat out that you do not need or want the miraculous elixir. One person, who shall remain anonymous (unless of course you read the comments) went as far as to state that she is already looking younger each year - all by herself - with no need of enhancement! (Wonder what she keeps in all those birdbaths of hers...) This may be true, Missy, but imagine if you will the lengths some of us have to go to keep up appearances -and how high we must hold our head for photos so that most of our 6-8 chins are less noticeable.
Oops! I just heard someone out there say "speak for yourself Miss Musey Faloozey" so let me just say congratulations to the winners!
I'll be cleaning out some drawers soon, and you never know what may rise to the surface (another reason I wear my gardening gloves indoors). Another A-Musing Give Away may be just around the corner. Or behind the dust bunnies in the closet!
I just may send the winner a picture too - what am I going to do with 4?
So, leave a comment letting me know just what this elixir might do for you. I will choose a winner one week from today at about 12:00 noon EDT. I should be out of bed by then. The winner will be announced Tuesday, October 28.
We'll have it for dessert tonight with some rum raisin ice cream. It may cause The Mister to speak a few words. We'll see.
Did you know Gingerbread has been around since the end of the 11th century! I found a medieval recipe that you might like to try if you can figure out what it says.