Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Together Again in Pictures

Today's Link
Ice-Cream Monster Toon Cafe

Today's Saying
A group becomes a team when each member is sure enough of himself and his contribution to praise the skills of the others. ~Norman Shidle

Today's Picture
Pete and Bree at Life Fest

A Picture Story from Portrait of Words

This story was written by Betty and I together( Proving that two heads are not better than one). I would write a line and she would write a line. The only other rule was that neither of us told the other where we wanted to go but we both tried to work in the pictures of the day. Again as unbelievable as it may sound no wives or husbands were injured in writing this story. It is posted on both blogs.

Penny Sue Tractor and Colonel Montana were the names that Mr. And Mrs. Reginal Maki decided to use for their big Hillbilly party this evening. The party would be held at a small cabin in the woods they rented for the night.
It looked just like they thought a Hillbilly home should look like. Every good Hillbilly home should have a pig. But the only pig they could find was one of those fancy pet pigs that belonged to a rich friend and they had to promise no harm would come to it to borrow it for the evening.
Mr. and Mrs Maki came up with mud wrestling as one activity, since greased pig catching was ruled out not wanting to harm the pig.
At the last moment they even found a dog named Duke to complete the picture.
Turning into Penny Sue Tractor and Colonel Montana brought them to giggling as the transformation took place. Everything was ready including the fake still from which the liquor would be served in fruit jars and the deer in the pen behind the cabin for the deer tackling event.
Old hats long beards and missing teeth were the norm but Lester Cain, or at least who ,the now, Penny Sue thought was Lester Cain had deep scratches over his face, and cuts on his arms. He looked like he had been in a fight with a mountain bobcat and she assumed it was part of his costume. He staggered as he picked up his fruit jar and sat at the teeter-tottering table. Suddenly the table went over and he fell to the ground looking very much like he had died. Mrs. Maki screamed out his name, and ran to him finding that the blood pouring from him was not fake but real.
That was when the Federal Agents choose to raid the party and arrested them all for a long list of offenses including having an illegal still. Mr Maki tried talking to the agents explaining that everything was fake for a party, but the with the body they were not buying his explanation.
As the agents were rounding up the guests, a couple and a teenager, Billy Jones and his parents walked in , Billy also with multiple scratches. It didn't take long to discover that Lester and Billy had a fight and according to Billy he stabbed Lester while defending himself. Billy was caring a pitch fork as part of his costume, but Lester, somewhat drunk, thought he was the devil.
Tomorrow they would be arraigned and the authorities would discover they had among others the District Attorney, the Mayor, and the Chief of Police, the strangest group of Hillbillies ever arrested.
News from Pigeon Falls-
The little town in my basement where the trains still run, dragons fly, and life is back to normal
It is almost August and The town Council put out the almost final schedule for this year’s Pigeon Days.
It as follows :
August 1-Pigeon Calling Contest-$5.00 entry fee-$1000 prize. (To win pigeon must land on some part of your body)
August 2-Pasty eating contest-$ 5.00 entry fee-$50 prize. (losers pay for their own pasties.)
August 3-9 Art on the Yellow Brick local artists and others share their art .
August 8- Pigeon Queen Contest- Masonic Hall
August 13 - 15-Local Variety Show– 4.00 a ticket
August 15- 4k Yellow Brick Road run $5.00 to enter -Everyone gets a "I ran on the yellow brick road sweatshirt. Winner gets I reached the Emerald City sweatshirt.
August 15– Spouse carrying contest.
August 10-16 Old Time week-Local people dress up in the clothes of 90 years ago.
August 10-16 Finals for local Liars Club Contest
August 22-Big Race Day-three Legged Races, Potato sack races, wheelbarrow races and others
August 23- Community church day- Pastor's exchange pulpits
August 29- Pigeon Day Parade- Pigeon Day song by Vicki East
August 31-Potato Judging-Potato Farmer of the Year to be named

Other activities to be announced.

Wrap UP
Day started out well but then the temperature went up and up. Soon I was having trouble breathing. The air felt heavy. Neither Betty nor I knew how to turn on the air conditioning. So for most of the day I did very little. Then Betty's sister arrived and her husband got the AC working. We had a nice visit. Then they went out to eat I decided not to risk going out into the heat and stayed home.
Now I need a breathing treatment.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Great story by the both of you. I really enjoy it when you do this. I do hope it can continue but I dunno if you guys will. I would like to see the outcome :)

Yellow Brick Road Run and the Spouse carrying contest...what a hoot...wonder whose goi9ng to enter the Liars Club Contest...these are going to be great :)

1:26 AM  
Blogger Melli said...

It always amazes me how you & Betty write stories that work! I am positive though that THIS one went FAR askew from where SOMEBODY wanted it to go!!! I would have liked to been a fly on the wall watching you two write it! hehehe....

Can't WAIT for Pigeon Days! I'm so SAD I'll be out of town and MISS that pasty eating thing though! We ALL know how much I love *gag* pasties! Maybe I'll finally get around to making saffron buns and eat THEM instead!

2:11 AM  
Blogger anthonynorth said...

You collaborate so well. I guess those in authority like fun like the rest of us.

3:06 AM  
Blogger Voegtli said...

a) I have to convince my wife to take up "computering"; then we can write stories too.

b) I see that Pigeon Falls will be very busy in August. In Switzerland we will be busy one day: On August 1. Our Swiss National Day. To celebrate our independence which we got in 1291.

5:25 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Proof that pretending to be someone you are not can get you into trouble.

5:39 AM  
Blogger Stephen said...

I liked the Portrait of Words story, especially the twists at the end. I also enjoyed reading about the Pigeon Falls Pigeon Days activities. I liked the previous day's Portrait of Words, too, and last Saturday's Wordzzle stories.

Stephen from Scottsdale, Arizona, USA

5:48 AM  
Blogger Jientje said...

I love how your minds work together so well to create a story that makes sense!

5:57 AM  
Blogger Family Man said...

This story worked well. It shows that after all these years, you can complete each other thoughts in a coherent Manner! Great Story!

6:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Great saying.

6:25 AM  
Anonymous quilly said...

As I told Betty on her blog -- great story! I so would love to be in court when this case starts to unfold and the players step forward ....

Oh! It is time again for Pigeon Days! How soon to tickets go on sale? I am entering the Pigeon calling contest and attending the variety show -- I heard that Melli had signed up to juggle, but then I just read that she'll be out of town ....

1:16 PM  
Blogger hope said...

Just popped in to let you know there's an award waiting for you on my blog. :)

3:43 PM  
Blogger Titus said...

Loved the two different stories with the same pictures. I'm stopping by because of hope, who I notice is above. In more ways than one, I suspect!

4:11 PM  
Blogger butterflies said...

I loved this story:)
It proves that 2 heads ARE better than one.
Breathe easy Dr John

6:42 PM  
Anonymous Alice Audrey said...

That's quite the celebration they've got going there.

9:52 PM  
Blogger Cherie said...

I'm so glad that you got the AC going. That can be so miserable, even when one isn't experiencing breathing issues. I pray you have a better breathing day tomorrow.

11:05 PM  
Blogger Roan said...

The strangest group of Hillbillies ever arrested for sure! Loved it! You two work well together.

6:06 AM  

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