Friday, September 7, 2012

Under The Couch!

That is a choice friend who conceals our faults from the views of others,
  and discovers them to our own.
                   William Secker


I am sitting out here on the Front Porch again and wondering where Mr. Coffee in Hand Man is this early morning, it appears to he is a no show, (no I am not waiting for him if that is what you are thinking that would be very strange indeed), maybe on the weekend he will drive by on his four wheeler juggling that Tim Horton’s coffee. I did think it would make for an interesting story line. I am loving sitting on the porch, and since the kids are back in school and people are not using the Fancy Truck Stop as much my internet signal is OK (off and on) again and I really could be sitting at the kitchen table but I rather enjoy the fresh air. I am planning to change to a different internet provider if I ever find the time to get them over here.

OK I have six stories sitting gathering dust on my table and I wanted to share one of them with you I really hate to waste them. I like this one and since this is my first post since my blog turned two years old yesterday I am going to share it. Be warned I may have knocked my head in the barn that day so my humour may be a little off.

I was reading an article in a newspaper last week while sitting at the Jeep dealer enjoying my free coffee and newspaper among all the other customers wondering how much these free perks were really going to cost us in the end. I came across an article about a Miss Greta Garbo. I have always admired her movies and her stunning beauty. The article talked about an upcoming auction for this long deceased reclusive star. The article surprised me and I must admit saddened me in the way it focused on the “strange” things she had hidden in her apartment. This had me thinking about what strange things people would write about finding in my home, if perchance I was to become famous and people actually cared.

It appears she had a giant inflatable snowman, really who cares, and for that matter who does not have one? She also had according to a friend (I say that loosely) a strange collection of yellow, green and blue haired Troll Dolls all lined up under her couch. Her friend supposedly dropped a peanut and noticed them one day and continued to come back every day and continued to notice that they had been switched around. This was supposed to mean that Miss Garbo had apparently been playing with them. Who Cares? Tell me what kind of a friend would actually crawl around on their supposed friend’s floor to check this out and then have the nerve to sell this information to a reporter?  What kind of friend indeed?

I started wondering if we don’t all have something hidden under our couch or anywhere for that matter, something that makes us happy and deserves to be kept our secret and ours alone. I truly do wish I had a great collection of those old Troll Dolls that were made to play with and would keep me happy in my “Golden Years.” I will have to settle with my secret collection of Kinder Egg toys I have hidden away from prying eyes, something that I may want to enjoy when I have the time in my “Golden Years”

I can see the headlines now “Miss Buttons hides Kinder Egg toys under her couch. Appears to play with them late at night while no one is looking” this was confirmed by a close friend.

Knowing my true friends I am sure they would have already removed said toys to protect my secret from the prying eyes of reporters and my obsessed fans. I know my friends would not talk as they are truly my friends. I also hope if they did they would remember that they would also be exposing themselves because we had all shared those Kinder Egg toys on those special play dates while enjoying our “Golden Years” laughing and having fun together.

Those headlines would actually read: “The reclusive Miss Buttons appears to have a secret but none of her friends are talking.”  Now that is true friendship. Maybe Miss Garbo should have asked her (bad) friend if he would have liked to play too.

Please let these people rest in peace.

  Later

22 comments:

  1. B! This was so touching, true and moving. I'd love to have you over to play at my house anytime. And I wouldn't talk to any reporters either!

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  2. So very true! One of these days, when I'm heading up North to visit friends, mayhap we could have a play date, hehe. I'll bring my teddy bears!

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  3. I have to wonder what I have in my house that someone would go to all that work to discover?! No friend for sure!

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  4. Oh the secrets we have about each other.
    If I could dream it would be that we could spend our golden years like we did our younger ones, playing and laughing and yes, occasionally disagreeing.

    Love You, BA

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  5. So NOW I'm going to start hiding weird things around my house...just in case. hehehe


    I agree, why should we care what famous people are doing. Leave them alone!?

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  6. under my couch, they'd only find gobs of dog hair, dust and dead scorpions. :) have at it, folks!

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  7. B, very thought provoking post....what is "hidden "that others may think strange???.....
    No, wonder she hid the colored hair "trolls" that brought enjoyment...she must have realized "The Real TROLL "was disguised as a friend...
    I will be thinking on this post for along time....
    ~~Blessings~~

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  8. Hmm, not sure WHAT is under my couch!

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  9. I agree. Who really cares what other people have under their couches?

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  10. I recently found pink knitting squares under my couch. Which is interesting, since no one in my house knits...

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  11. under my couch would be most likely cat hair & unpopped popcorn kernels...(well on sam's side of the couch, not mine. i'm too neat. ha.) under anybody else's couch...me don't care!

    i have a small troll collection...each has found their own private space...i wonder if one now hides under the couch, i'll look.

    happy friday buttons.

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  12. Well, I used to feel very sorry for celebrities. They have no privacy. Every little thing they do or say is reported on. Breakups in relationships, health issues, plastic surgery, adoptions etc.... all there for public consumption. Then, I realized, they don't HAVE to be celebrities. They COULD find something else to do for a living. So no, no more feeling sorry for them. They made their choices with their eyes wide open.

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  13. Trolls under the couch, I LOVE it!! :)

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  14. I love the point you're making B. Yes, the world is chock full of sell-out stories from so called 'friends' but. It must be tough being a celebrity at times! Lol! Cheers for now :D)

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  15. I have a collection of tiny objects. It doesn't have to be anything particular just as long as it is really miniature. I have a teeny little pig. So small it can hardly be seen. Actually come to think of it I haven't seen it lately.

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  16. I've never understood the fascination with celebrities. But you can come to my house and play with my dolls any day. We won't even have to hide them under the couch.

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  17. We have a kinder toys, not under couch...hahahaa...love those funny things.

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  18. i hope i live long enough to attend the auction of all the trinkety junk we keep. i think it'd be kind of fun listening in to strangers wondering what kind of weirdos we were. ;)

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  19. And it could be that a friend left those troll dolls there as a joke and Greta never knew about them. Every year at Christmastime my sister and I have been hiding troll dolls in each others house! I don't even know how it started. I do know it started with two or three, then last year I found about 15 at a junk store and they keep finding them hiding in places. It's just a silly thing we started with each other, but it's fun and funny. When they opened their grill this spring to cook....troll doll....been freezing his buns off since Christmas!

    Cindy Bee

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  20. how weird... I guess I am going to start to buy some even weirder items and hide around my place... just in case ;)

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  21. The papers have nothing better to write about so it seems. As you said - who cares - ..love M xoxox

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  22. I'm with TexWis, just dog hair and probably a few stray popcorn kernels the dog missed...

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