Wednesday, December 23, 2009

"Is that what I think it is?"

Yep, I believe so.

Let me start first by giving you a little background history.

Art and I bought the house I grew up in from my parents about 9 years ago. We've been fixing it up the way we like it ever since. Most of the neighbors on our block are the same ones I grew up with. For some reason, the three elderly ladies on our street haven't aged a bit since I was little. There must be something in the water or they are all part of an X-files experiment.
I know, I where am I going with this?

Well, my neighbor Irma across the street has had this lovely sculpture in her yard for as long as I can remember. She is well into her eighties and is still quite the party animal. I have been invited to many of her bunko nights with her girlfriends, but have declined because I'm not much of a board game person. I do however love hearing all the laughter and screaming coming from her house on those eventful evenings.

Back to the story.........

NO ONE HAS EVER DARED ASK HER ABOUT IT! It's been the big elephant in the room so to speak for over forty years. It's suffered some cracks over the years, but is still fairly intact. We all came up with our own story as to what and how it got there.
"Is it a rock, or a cement sculpture?"
"Maybe her grandson made it as a joke and she didn't get it?"
"Do you think she even knows what it looks like.... and should we tell her?"

A couple of days ago, I finally got the courage to confront her about the infamous rock art.
She giggled and said that it's a real rock that her husband found on one of their road trips. She told him to place it in an inconspicuous area.
IN THE FRONT YARD BY THE MAILBOX! Oh yeah, no one will see it there!

So now that she is thinking of downsizing and selling her house, she asked us if we would give it a home. Maybe I'll hide it under a bush in the back yard. "no pun intended"

So while all the other blogs are wishing you a Merry Christmas, I'm writing about penis rocks..........Hope this story gave you a chuckle.

***Sending out a big HAPPY BIRTHDAY to Jen today!****


  1. Ha ha Merry Christmas, love the story!!

    Micki x

  2. It sounds like you live in a pretty great neighborhood! What a character. & what a thing to ask someone! ha ha.
    I hope you had a great Christmas Karin, and best wishes to you and Art for 2010!
    ~ emily.

  3. Now you've got "...or are you just glad to see me?" jokes for the rest of your life!