Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Needle-Laced

The truth often contains many lies. And for sure, fiction is stranger than the truth in all its disguises. You see, when we were but pirates this was for sure a stash of buried treasure left behind by the likes of  Black Bart. Shinny, gold doubloons brimming to the top. On other days when dressed in army gear, from head to toe including our heavy helmets, it was loaded with a cache left behind by the Germans in their bunker. On our horses after we had ridden into the canyon, it was a treasure trove hidden away by the bad guys on the run, that for sure had a hefty reward attached. We'd spend the reward on pretty girls dancing at a local saloon. Sure, we certainly had well-cultivated imaginations. As you can see, I had a full plate, along with hitting homeruns at Gulliver's, struggling to make one more catch at the goal line in a fading fall sun, discovering the fairer sex, listening to record with friends long into the night and about one million other things.
You are correct. 
We took deep breaths in a mighty dream world.

And now back to THIS world...
This box was found on a long, meandering driveway last week.
You bet I looked inside.
Contents: buckets of sand for ice and snow and two shovels.
Truth or fiction: What's your pleasure?

19 comments:

  1. In the dead of winter, when there's ice all around. I'm thinking that would be a treasure trove. :-)

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  2. Oh yes, life was one long series of epics, starring myself, way back when.

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  3. maybe the treasure belonged to the guy in my post today~

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  4. Please, let me go with the fiction this time...

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  5. I've been told that balance in life is preferable yet magical thinking is indeed fun, esp when the lottery is the focus.

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  6. Not quite as romantic as gold doubloons but, necessary just the same.

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  7. I saw quite a bit of this on a hike yesterday. Nice shot.

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  8. Fiction would be my choice too.

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  9. I think the fiction works better!

    Mind you, pirates would leave their booty in a booby trap filled jigsaw puzzle of an off shore island meant to confound anyone trying to get it.

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  10. I think you and your friends knew well how to have a good time!

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  11. Ha -- another good post. I still would prefer gold doubloons.

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  12. Fiction, though I love seeing when people are so organized & actually have it together. Actually, that seems like a fiction too, sometimes.

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  13. Isn't it a shame that you were compelled to grow up, Birman?

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    1. Now that I look back, it was a crying shame.

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  14. Great find! And I'll take fiction . . .

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