Friday, March 28, 2014

San Geraldo's Pepper and Tom's Ukelele

San Geraldo and I were at Ana's (click here for an introduction) produce store Thursday morning. We got our requisite hugs from Ana. Miguel came out from behind the counter to greet us with hugs, as well. That visit made the entire world seem OK.

Of course, San Geraldo loaded up our reusable shopping bag with delicious fruit and vegetables. But he made Miguel blush just a little when, in the midst of shopping, he proudly displayed his pepper for the world to see.

SAN GERALDO SHOWING OFF HIS PEPPER.

Before Linda and Tom arrived here at the beginning of the month, I was in a card shop and came across an image I thought would be appropriate to welcome them. They had just spent much of a month sailing the South Seas with stops in Tahiti, Mo'orea, and the Pitcairn Islands. In addition to giving them the original card, I also scanned it and emailed an edited version to them.

THE ORIGINAL.

I shared the edited version with Linda and Tom's kids (in their 30s) back in South Dakota to show them how much their parents had changed after experiencing island life. Their son Ryan is still trying to "recover from the visual." And Matt wrote, "Dad, I don't care what anyone says. It's a good sized ukelele."

THE REMAKE:
ALTHOUGH, TOM WAS UNEMBARRASSED BY HIS UKELELE,
LINDA WOULDN'T LET ME SHOW YOU HER MARACAS. 

14 comments:

  1. LOL! Must be the weekend starting over there!!
    The pepper reminds me of.....oh forget it! Nice pepper though!
    Tom and Linda have remained quite youthful! Must be that 'South Dakota air' everyone talks about!
    Hugs are always the best medicine, I say.

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    1. Jim:
      The pepper reminded us of oh forget it, too! Yeah, it's cold in South Dakota. Everything keeps better. But there is the problem of shrinkage. Hence, the small ukelele.

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  2. Too funny ~~ nothing better than a hot pepper and San Geraldo is just so proud!! I'm so glad you G rated this post ~~ you just never know what could happen with viral pics!

    Winks!

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    1. Ron:
      I figured Tom wouldn't mind if people saw HIM shirtless and passed around that photo. Linda, on the other hand...

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  3. What a hoot! Between the hot pepper (I just know it's a hot one... maybe a Big Jim?) and the ukelele, I'm still laughing.

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    1. Sharon:
      Sorry to disappoint you... sweet, not hot!

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  4. Altering that photo was a real hoot. Lots of fun.

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    1. Stephen:
      I thought I did a fine job putting those strangers' heads on top of Linda and Tom's bodies in that first photo.

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  5. You are hilarious - but dangerous to be related to :)

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    1. Cheapchick:
      Your comment made me laugh out loud. (And you're so right.)

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  6. Yes, after fingering peppers one has to scrub ones hands very thoroughly indeed before going for a wee - as we all know to our own costs. (Must be even worse for those who are 'cut'.) If you're not careful, floods of tears to the eyes.

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    1. Raybeard:
      That's a sweet pepper. No hand-washing required...

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  7. We have no lack of peppers here in Arizona, but alas no ukes.

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