July 18, 2011

Because the Chickens Peck at It

My brother's birthday is next month, but we always celebrate early at my folks' house. Little known fact about my brother, he had this thing about thinking chickens were funny when we were kids, in particular when we were in college.

He had a rubber chicken, rubber chicken key ring, a plate with a chicken painted on it... and many more things, but my memory fails. The painted chicken plate hangs on MY wall in my eat in kitchen.

Roses is one of the blogs I keep up with. I think she's funny and insightful. She's got great kids who are funny and do things like juggle... and do it well! And we had the same hair until I cut it last week... (You're wondering how I know we had the same hair... she has a picture of the back of her head.)

Whereas I quilt, Roses knits. I don't play with big sticks. I'll poke my eye out. But she evidently can play with big sticks, and can probably run with them too, and she does it very very well. Knits with them... not runs with them. Although she may do that well too... I digress.

And she makes... chicken hats. For the last few months I've been thinking... "I need to get him a chicken hat for his birthday". And sure enough, I did it.

I am not one to post pix of adults unless they say OK, he didn't, so this is ME in my brother's chicken hat, before I wrapped it. You can even see the tag still in the back. Heh. Minnie Pearl's chicken hat.

Still cracks me up...

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The title is from a story about my son Ringo and my brother. My brother keeps his head shaved. Ringo was but a wee laddie and asked my brother why he didn't have any hair.

Replied my funny brother, "Cuz the chicks dig it..."

Flash forward a few hours, we were all in the kitchen again and someone walked in and Ringo said, "You know why Uncle TN doesn't have any hair? Because the chickens peck at it..."

Heh heh heh. Assimilation. It made sense to him.

Posted by Boudicca at July 18, 2011 09:56 PM

I love Rose's hat! I tried to win one. I bet the chicks dig your brother in it. baw hahahaha

Posted by: vwbug at July 19, 2011 05:38 AM

The Husband's niece tried to harass him about his hair loss.
"I would NEVER date a guy who couldn't grow hair!" she declared.
The Husband replied, "It's not my hair that girls are hoping will grow."

His niece blushed and never mentioned it again.

P.S. You look awesome in that hat! I am SO happy your brother liked it. I especially like that Ringo gave special meaning to it. :-)

Posted by: Roses at July 19, 2011 07:24 AM

BTW, I should maybe update the picture of the back of my head. Maybe we match again!

Posted by: Roses at July 19, 2011 08:24 PM

VW- That was dang funny.

Roses- *gasp!* That is hysterical! That's like my Dad likes to say about the fact he's lost all his hair, "Some men use their testosterone to grow hair. Others use it... for other things."

Posted by: Bou at July 19, 2011 09:11 PM

I was going to let my hair grow some, after I retired. Linda Lou said I didn't have enough hair left to grow long so I shaved it. I'm still not sure if I like it but Linda Lou does so I'm kinda stuck with it.

Posted by: Peter at July 19, 2011 10:38 PM

Just testing - test test test...

Posted by: Pixy Misa at July 21, 2011 12:04 PM