7 Nov 2010

THOUGHTS OF COWBOYS AND GORILLAS.

"I've been thinking ......" - three little words that freeze the blood in Husband dearest's veins, three little words that spread fear throughout his entire body.

But it's true, I have been thinking and it's you, yes, you, Su and Christina, who are responsible.

Su posted on her views of CHRISTIAN LITERATURE last week which got me thinking .......

I consider myself a fairly eclectic reader in that I'll give must types of literature a go at least once BUT I've never tried Christian fiction OR 'Westerns' (cowboys and Indians as I used to call them). SO, in order to remedy this, I'd like you my dear blogger buddies to suggest books that are Christian fiction or Westerns that I could try - who knows there may even be Christian Westerns out there though I somehow doubt it.

OK, that's Su dealt with, what has Christina done to get me thinking?

Christina posted about HALLOWEEN COSTUMES and which outfit we'd choose - the 'sexy nurse' OR the Sasquatch?

Not quite a Sasquatch but (near enough?) a gorilla, this reminded me of the time Husband dearest got a stern telling off from the local constabulary.

Way back when, when we were younger, fitter and more stupid (?) Hd and I worked at a playscheme for children aged ? to 12 where it wasn't uncommon for Hd to get dressed up (it still isn't but that's a whole other post) and one summer someone (mentioning no names) decided it would be fun for Hd to dress up as said gorilla and chase the children around the local woods.

The result? Several concerned members of the public telephoned the local police station, reporting screaming children and what appeared to be a large (6 foot 3 inch to be exact) creature running amok in the woods. Whoops! Perhaps not one of our better ideas. When found (thankfully no tranquiliser darts were needed), we were given a 'right good' talking to, with the police (totally lacking in any sense of humour) warning that if we ever planned to do such a stunt again we should let them know OR, better still, just not do it.

Anyway, here are just a few examples of Hd in character. Sorry I couldn't find one of him as a gorilla.

As ANDY CAPP (1987ish?) - All that's missing is the cigarette.

As a 'naughty' nun (1980's) - Sick of walking in heels by now Hd had reverted to deck shoes.
As a teddy (Valentine Day disco at the playscheme, 1989) - Hardly a flattering photo of yours truly!
As if this one needs any explanation. (December 1985)
As Death (Halloween disco at the playscheme, 1985).

16 comments:

Nina said...

Not a good idea then to wear a costume like that! Great that you included pictures! A costume like Death is fun! :) I wish we had something like that here in Holland, a holliday like that would be so much fun. :)

Kelly said...

Loved all the photos you shared here!!!

I have read a LOT of Christian fiction and can recommend many. Maybe best left for an e-mail?? (unless you want suggestions here for others to see)

Also...I enjoyed participating with my own entry over the weeking of your "Titles Tell a Story".

Dizzy C said...

Great to keep photos like this.
I photographed the kids each time I made them a new fancy dress outfit...at the time it seemed pointless, but to look at the photos many years later is great.

Love the Andy Capp outfit!

carol

naida said...

hmmmm...I recently read The Shack which I enjoyed alot.

lol about the gorilla costume!!
fun costumes!

http://thebookworm07.blogspot.com/

Arti said...

That gorilla costume incident is very funny... Probably not a good idea, as the police told!
Dealing with the authorities must have been haggling...
The pics are fun.
Have a great day:)

SG said...

Thanks for sharing some nice pictures. Hd seems to be a fun company. And, you are lucky.

Oddyoddyo13 said...

Haha, he sure seems to like his costumes! The gorilla one sounds funny...if I would've been the police, I would've been cracking up!

Betty Manousos @ CUT AND DRY said...

AWESOME photos, Tracy! Very funny!
Thanks for sharing.

Hope you're enjoying your weekend!


Big big hugs!
B xx
X

Alyce said...

That would have been so embarrassing, but really makes for a good story. :) Thanks for sharing the costume photos!

Betty Manousos @ CUT AND DRY said...

I live in Athens, Greece for the time being, where we have time zone +2 .
Then I'll go back to Brussels. (+1).

Lots of love.
Betty

Short Poems said...

Thanks for sharing with us some of your beautiful photos.
All the best
Marinela x

Melissa Gill said...

I love the gorilla story. Too bad the police don't have a sense of humor, I bet the kids loved it.

Have you read Lonesome Dove- in my opinion, one of the best books ever written in any genre, but a great coyboy/western. If not that, any of Larry McMutry's westerns are great reads.

Sheila (Bookjourney) said...

Love the pics! I read and enjoy many Christian Fiction reads but I have not read any cowboy reads and probably wouldn't.... not a country western fan (shhh.... dont tell anyone!) :)

dr.antony said...

fun pics

Carrie at In the Hammock Blog said...

Great halloween pics!! thank you for sharing :)

Jenners said...

Well these are just classic!!! Thanks for sharing. I love "adults" dressing up in costume. I think the nun has to be my favorite.

And if you want to try a Western, I would highly highly recommend "Lonesome Dove" by Larry McMurtry. I'm not a Western person but I loved it. 5 stars!!