Monday, January 24, 2022

He's My Brother

 


I purchased the above statue, the one on the left, ha ha, in 1989. 

I was shopping for small plaster Christmas ornaments to paint, all the rage that year.

There sat this unpainted statue. I had seen one painted at the Flea Market and wanted it, but it was 70 dollars. This one was 15 dollars.

I brought it home and hand rubbed paint on it until I was happy with it, and since that day it has been on the kitchen counter.

The day I brought it home, Bob said "why did you buy that?"

I said "Really?? You don't Know?"

He looks JUST LIKE YOU. 

The photo on the left is 1987 of Bob and I at my Son's wedding.

Last week, I removed the Christmas tree from the kitchen counter and struggles across the floor carrying the 45-pound statue and sitting it down, I declared,

I want to get rid of this thing but who would want it?

Bob said

"You can't get rid of that, he's, my brother!" 

And we had a long loud laugh. 

24 comments:

Ginny Hartzler said...

Goodness, he DOES look like Bob! You did a great job with the paint, it looks burnished, like it was not even painted, but like some kind of polished stone. What is it made out of, anyway? So what are you going to do with it?

CheerfulMonk said...

What a great comment!

easyweimaraner said...

well said... please keep the brother... ;O)))

Yamini MacLean said...

Hari O
LOL - and now we know that Bob does in fact possess a sense of humour!!! YAM xx

eileeninmd said...

Hello,

LOL funny story. Yes, please keep Bob's brother, it has an uncanny likeness.
Take care, enjoy your new week!

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

How funny...feels good to have a good long loud laugh! Enjoy your week! Don't get rid of anything that belongs there! hahaha!

Betty Manousos said...

omg, he does look like Bob! and I really liked Bob’s comment. please keep his brother! Xoxo

Mevely317 said...

I literally laughed out loud!
... but I still think he (the bust) looks horrified, like someone's coming at him with a pitchfork.

Chatty Crone said...

DON'T GET RID OF IT - It does look just like Bob!

My Mind's Eye said...

BOL BOL the statue grew on Bob. You are right 100% Bob's brother from another mother.
Hugs cecilia

Hootin' Anni said...

He ain't heavy, he's my brother.

Forsythia said...

Both of them are keepers.

Susan Zarzycki said...

Too funny!💖

photowannabe said...

Love Hootin' Anni's comment...she beat me to it.
What a great "likeness" haha
don't get rid of it..we all need a good laugh or two.
Sue

The Adventures of the LLB Gang said...

LOL...Oh Sandra, you always make me smile!

Debby@Just Breathe said...

I enjoyed this story. LOL.... of course you can't get rid of it!

Carol said...

My goodness it is funny that Bob said keep it is my brother . I liked when you said to him. Don't you see the resemblance. I am laughing.

Ruth Hiebert said...

It does look like Bob.

♥♥ The OP Pack ♥♥ said...

Great comeback, Bob!!!

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Beatrice P. Boyd said...

This was a great story, Sandra, and you know you can't get rid of that statue because it is part of the family, after all.

Ann said...

That's too funny.

Grandma C said...

Priceless! I love that he became so attached to your statue he calls it his brother. lol I agree with the others Keep it!

Breathtaking said...

Hello Sandra.:=) Well well!! Bob has a sense of humour after all. His comment is priceless. You can't get rid of it now, he's a member of the family.

LC said...

It is great that you and yours can share a good laugh together. I, too, have a spouse who has a sense of humor. The only downside is that he often causes me break into inelegant
guffaws in inappropriate venues . . . like church or the doctor's office.