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1973 (btw, is it just me, or do I look like the first-season Bobby Brady in this pic?????):

1973 (btw, is it just me, or do I look like the first-season Bobby Brady in this pic?????):
I watch the ripples change their size, but never leave the stream of warm impermanent sand. So the days flow through my eyes but still the days seem the same. And these children that you spit on as they try to change their world are immune to your consultations. They're quite aware of what they're going through.

Saturday, April 02, 2011

Misc. Remembrance:

In the mid '70s, when my grandparents bought the house from Rex in Chatham, my uncle moved in also. My grandparents didn't want my uncle to feel too at home, so they made him share a bedroom with Rex on the first floor. Rex was probably in his mid 70's/early 80's at the time. They got along pretty well, but there was one small issue: Rex kept accusing my uncle of stealing his ties. My uncle didn't take the ties because he didn't wear ties; he worked in the kitchen of Rex's restaurant, and had no need for them. Still Rex kept losing ties, and my uncle kept getting the blame. After Rex passed away, my grandmother decided to give the room a deep cleaning, and as she moved Rex's bed to clean under it, she discovered a whole pile of ties under his bed. Apparantly Rex would throw his ties on the bed, and they kept sliding off the bed between the bed and the wall. To this day I can still hear Rex accusing my uncle of taking his ties.

9 comments:

Blast from the Past said...

...and you just gotta love those ties from the '70s. I love seeing pictures of my Dad in his leisure suit and so wide, so wild ties! But you know - back then - everyone was wearing them!

joe said...

Remember the pull-ring zipper shirts? I had a couple. It's hard to find images of them, though.

Zed said...

I guess Rex never cleaned under his bed. Your poor uncle.

joe said...

I wouldn't have wanted to room with the guy..

Sunnydaze said...

Cute story :)

joe said...

I guess you could say that technically my uncle was sleeping with the boss...

Amy said...

That's funny! I was fascinated by my dad's ties in the 1970s

joe said...

My grandfather had the really wide ones. Looking back, he had terrible fashion sense.

grannyann said...

I am a little late catching up on everyones blogs but I like you new look. Lots to see, remember and read.

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