Friday, December 19, 2014

Don't be a Scut Farkus . . .


Have a Merry Christmas!

I triple-dog-dare ya.

Photo © 2014 Jennifer Wagner


Peace on earth?
Good will toward men?
Your two front teeth?
An Official Red Ryder, Carbine Action, Two-hundred Shot, Range Model Air Rifle?

Whatever it is, I hope you get it.


Photo © 2014 Jennifer Wagner


I took these photos this past summer in Hammond, Indiana where my husband's awesome Grandma and Aunt live (and where he spent many summers growing up). A Christmas Story was based on Jean Shepherd's book of short stories based on his experiences growing up in Hammond (fictionalized as “Hohman” in the film). Grandma and Grandpa were friends of the real-life “Flick,” who got his tongue stuck to the pole in Shepherd's story. Grandma says it really happened. Today is her 90th birthday.

Enjoy the Christmas holiday, all . . . and be sure to drink your Ovaltine!

21 comments:

  1. ha. i hope you have a great holiday..
    and that things have settled down a bit for you
    last day of school here today...so relieved...
    taking my oldest to see the hobbit tonight...woot.

    no tongues on poles here...ha

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    1. Awesome...we are going to see it on Cmas eve, which will be our third year tradition from when the first one came out...so don't tell me what happens, ha...smiles. Merry Christmas to you and yours, B!

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  2. go, Grams! and you, too. I had Ovaltine tonight, except without the ovaltine, and with the scotch. ~

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  3. Have a very merry Christmas.. I love the picture, we all know what can happen if you put your tongue in the wrong place.

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    1. Haha...true stuff. Merry Christmas to you as well!

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  4. ha - that is a fun shot - it def. can happen when the temp is below zero and the pole is of steel... wishing you a very merry christmas and that your wishes come through...

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  5. Have a wonderful Christmas! I have greatly enjoyed reading your poetry throughout the year. God Bless!

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    1. I appreciate that, Mary, thank you! God bless you too.

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  6. Happy birthday to your awesome Grandma ~

    And have a lovely Christmas as well Jennifer ~ Enjoy the celebration with your family ~

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  7. Love this story! Hope you have a great holiday Jennifer!

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    1. Hope you and your family have a wonderful one too!

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  8. What if I want…everything?! Loved your post. And thanks for the cool photos and commentary. A Christmas Story: great. I think I'm going to pull it down from our bookcase!

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  9. Forever frozen in place. Now I'm trying to dream up the ultimate 'all I want for Christmas.' The old references made me smile.

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    1. I bet you could dream up a good one, Colleen. Merry Christmas!

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  10. A fun post and very interesting. Merry Christmas to you and your family, Jennifer.

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    1. Thanks, Wendy, a very Merry Christmas to you as well!

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  11. Wishing you a very happy & Prosperous New Year.. Thanks for all the support! Keep writing! Keep lighting!… BEST PRAYERS FOR FUTURE!!

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Thank you for your thoughts!