Uncle Arthur, I never knew ye….

My mother has been making a scrapbook for my son for Christmas.  Oh, it’s fabulous. Captions, special paper, quotes, all manner of wonderfulness.

The mess in the dining room is spectacular.

The greatest fun, though, is all the pictures that are laying about.  Some just bring back memories. Others, I have never seen.

It was with a great thrill that I found a stack from my father’s collection. I found pictures of my grandpa, Reverend Lunsford Heath, and pictures I’d never seen of my grandmother, and all kinds of things.

But the best was a mystery man….ARTHUR.  arthurfun

I had to wait until mom and dad got up to find out who this mystery man was.

It’s UNCLE Arthur!

With glee, I showed mom the picture, and commented on the tounge in cheek “long face” comment…..she added, and they’re both made of wood…

Not the wooden leg! said I, with further glee!

When dad was small, and obedient, he asked a man what had happened to his leg.  The man responded, “If you promise not to ask any more questions, I will tell you!”

My father promised.

“Something bit it.”

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5 Comments

  1. Wut a luvly storee!! I had a nunkel who wuz missing hiz fumb… He usta tellz me I bit it off… an I wud cry….. An’ all teh adults wood laf!! Teh fings dey do to kids!! 🙂
    BTW… Do ya spose it wuz a termite taht bit teh woodin leg??? :snerk:

  2. Somfing bit eet???? onoes!

    happy to see yu post again mai sweet.

    hugs,
    whiskers

  3. I love finding pictures of my family! 🙂

  4. Hi Kafleen
    I miss your posts….. nothing for this year yet?
    Hope all is well, lovely lady

    Regards
    Yvonne

  5. And of course, being the Mary Poppins fan that i am–“Once i knew a man with a wooden leg named Smith.” “Oh, really? What’s the name of his other leg?”
    And from the Barbershopper Bad Joke file:
    “I was engaged once. But i found out she had a wooden leg, so i broke it off!” And i hope that gives you your triple groan for the day!
    Love you lotses! —janey


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