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Summer fade

We went to the third of three church fetes today (there were four, we missed one). It’s the last long weekend of the Summer and that’s probably it for the small local happenings. If we’re lucky, there will be a country show or two still.

It was PACKED. We go to this one every year, and there were at least twice as many there as usual. Maybe three times.

To be honest, it was a little too busy. I don’t like crowds at the best of times and this is hardly the best of times.

I saw one mask, Uncle B saw another and he saw a hand sanitizing station. That was it. Other than that, it was 100% the old normal and nobody cared. They’re going to have a hard time if they try another lockdown, I predict.

Do you recognize the illustration? Would you if I revealed the two airborne objects at the right should be green? They were recolored gray in this instance; I doubt the original had any meaning for the Brit who pinched it.


Comment from Deborah HH
Time: August 30, 2021, 7:24 pm

Green Eggs and Ham! It was the fork that caught my eye (so diagnostic of his artwork), but your hint worked.

Comment from S. Weasel
Time: August 30, 2021, 10:47 pm

I wish I could upthumb! I recognized it subliminally and the penny dropped when I got home.

Comment from BullDawgGuy
Time: August 31, 2021, 1:09 am

Yes. Dr Seuss

Comment from durnedyankee
Time: August 31, 2021, 9:18 am

I’d recognize that racist fork anywhere!


Has anyone got a clue as to when the adults will be returning or are we stuck with government by “Bonk-Bonk on the head!” until the Federation can send a supervisory party.

Comment from BJM
Time: August 31, 2021, 3:37 pm

The first thing that came to mind was our Gov’s recall election…your average boiled gammon is more intelligent than he.

Comment from Anonymous
Time: September 1, 2021, 3:31 pm

I so loved all the Dr. Seuss books when I was a kid. The artwork is instantly recognizable.

I have to admit I was truly aghast when I came across his book “The seven Lady Godivas” whilst websurfing a while back. I’ll never again see the Cat in the Hat with the same innocent eyes. So, of course, let me share some of it’s beautiful(?) artwork with any who’ve not yet seen it:


It is kind of amazing how the details of his signature style were fully developed(?), and only the protagonists replaced for the later children’s books. It’s like, how could that style have ever been used for anything other than children’s books? Innocence lost…

Comment from blake
Time: September 6, 2021, 4:01 am

Only instantly. But I’ve had decades of young kids to read it too.

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