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"Life is lived forward, but understood backward. It is not until we are down the road and we stand on the mountain looking back through the valley that we can appreciate the terrain God has allowed us to scale.” Jill Savage

Sunday, December 06, 2009

When is a bow a bow?

Oh, what woes can one bow make? My husband is out of work right now so I have him 'hired/working' here at home. I have been 'helping' him get motivated to do jobs around the house - ones that need being done and ones that have been put off for years (literally). So we were getting the Christmas decorations out and I asked him to bring up THE bow and to please put it on the mailbox. It is the same bow we have had for years - he has always hung it up in the basement instead of storing it in a box where it could get smashed. So I go out for awhile and this the bow he found and put on our mailbox.

I seriously think he found a wrapping bow - a small one - and put it on the mailbox.

I get home and I am literally astonished. I asked him about it and he said, "I didn't think you were going to be happy with this bow."
I asked him, "Then why did you put it up? This is not THE bow." He has put THE bow up for years. Go figure.
(Apparently THE bow had gone AWOL and he used this one instead).

I immediately went over to Micheal's and bought a spool of ribbon for half price and made this bow for $5.00.

Now that's a bow - THE new bow! Hope it will survive for next year, but who knows !
And this ends my tale of woe (lol).

Happy Birthday Agnes Moorehead better known as Endora, in the situation comedy Bewitched. She later commented that she had not expected it to succeed and that she ultimately felt trapped by its success.

Moorehead received six Emmy Award nominations, but was quick to remind interviewers that she had enjoyed a long and distinguished career. Despite her ambivalence, she remained with Bewitched until its run ended in 1972.

She commented to the New York Times, "I've been in movies and played theater from coast to coast, so I was quite well known before Bewitched, and I don't particularly want to be identified as a witch." Later that year she said that she had enjoyed playing the role, but that it was not challenging and the show itself was "not breathtaking" although her flamboyant and colorful character appealed to children.

She expressed a fondness for the show's star, Elizabeth Montgomery, and said that she had enjoyed working with her. Co-star Dick Sargent, who in 1969 replaced the ill Dick York as Samantha's husband, Darrin Stephens, had a more difficult relationship with Moorehead, and described her as "a tough old bird...very self-involved."

Love, Chatty
The pursuit of truth and beauty is a sphere of activity in which we are permitted to remain children all our lives. - Albert Einstein
I can think of no time it is so true - as Christmas time. Chatty


Changes in the wind said...

Loved your bow story and you make a great one indeed:)

Joycee said...

Husbands don't think like we do. The think, task...done. We think task, how can I do this my best and then proceed to do it! Am I right???

Cynthia K. said...

Poor fruitcake - that's cute.

As if that pathetic so-called "bow" would possibly pass muster with you!!

Yes, I think Agnes Moorehead was always embarrassed by her role in Bewitched. I think it paid her bills in her later years, but compared to the Golden Age of movies and stage that she had done before, I think she was a little ashamed...

Cynthia K.

That corgi :) said...

that was interesting about Agnes Moorehead; I did enjoy Bewitch and thought she played her part really well

too funny about the bow. At least he tried to compensate and try to find something to put on the mailbox

the bow you made is gorgeous!


Chatty Crone said...

Thank you - this was so funny to me - I've been married 36 years and he thought I would like this bow!


Stella said...

Glad you have a new bow in your life as well as your old beau even if he doesen't know one bow from another. Thanks for sharing I got a nice giggle from your story.

Angela said...

Husbands! What do we do with them? At least he did give it a try and you did get a good laugh out of it! And so did we! lol

I remember watching Bewitched when I was a kid. I remember thinking that Endora was scarry!

Carol............. said...

Hey, tell the fruitcake that I really adore him.

Seriously I LOVE fruitcake...much to most peoples "YUCK!" LOL

Joyce said...

Well atleast he tried:) Now your new bow is beautiful. I can't make a bow to save my life:)

Sue said...

Aren't husbands great when they go brain dead when asked to do a simple task...Your bow looks much better then his bow...that was horrible!!
Agnes Moorehead...not a big fan but she was perfect as the nasty friend in the Christmas movie
Since You Went favorite movie of all time if you have never seen it it's a holiday must...It usually plays at some point on tv during the holiday season.....Oh, and I'm probably the only person on the planet that adores fruitcake...