Wayzata, Minnesota

Saturday, June 15, 2013

Sepia Saturday - 15 June 2013

"In order to be irreplaceable one must always be different."  Coco Chanel

Welcome to Sepia Saturday.   On this Father's Day Weekend (here in America) and in honor of all those fathers here today, do you want to hear one of man's best kept secrets? 

The secret of successfully picking Mrs. Right!

This excludes marriages during the Elizabethan period when weddings were arranged by families.

Gossip says, back in the day of, oh so long ago, men looking for their perfect wife, would search through clothes hanging out to dry?


Possibly, it makes perfect sense to me.

In any case, picture proof for this young man.

Havana, Cuba

"Excuse me, but are those your clothes hanging out to dry?"

"Why yes they are."

...and so upon noticing there were no men's clothes on the line he asked,

"Great, would you like to spend the rest of your life with me?"
Seriously, (or so my mother always said) behind every good washing left hanging out to dry, there are so many stories.
 It's like the truth is in the pudding, right?
Just in case you haven't realized
my post today has to do with hanging. 
I must confess too,

I don't just mean any kind of hanging either.

Why hanging?
Because it stems off of our theme photo today.
Sepia Saturday this week, whilst Alan is on yet another worldly adventure, is being watched ever so carefully by Little Nell, aka Marilyn, with a theme about, bodily adornments, like elaborate jewelry or even tattoos!  Much like the photo below.

So amazingly stunning she is, and would be even without her elaborate jewelry, don't you agree?

So please come hang out with me okay?

Some things will forever hang around, and still catch our attention, every single time.

Yes, old and beautiful.
No matter what their condition is.
I wonder if he's a father?

How about this -
hanging on so precariously.
and charming too.
or this

I wonder, could he be a father?  If so, I hope his children weren't watching!
So many things destined to hang on
For life or for the duration of said building.

Even when the times have changed, the proof of their existence still hangs around.

This sign was intended to separate the tavern from the restaurant.

There are those few precious things we experience in life
because they continue to hang around us.

 Don't let yours slip away.

To close my post for today I want to wish all those fathers
visiting here today

Enjoy your life!

Happy Father's Day!

 Thank you for stopping by just to hang around with me!

For other Sepia Saturday posts go here


Kristin said...

My favorite is the one of the lovely young lady with the jewelry and the wonderful hair. She reminds me of one of my granddaughters.

Titania said...

Karen, splendid, I was wondering where you were going and leading us this time. I am hanging on to the old Ford and its condition. Coco was a wise woman. Great post, very enjoyable.

Nigel Aspdin (Derby, UK) said...

Love that !! I just got a Toblerone, a large bar of Cadbury's Bourneville, a dog basket blanket,and a nice card from my daughter Alice. All very much appreciated, but I am unsure if it's for Father's day or because I have to get up at 4am Sunday to take her to the airport.

Alex Daw said...

You get the prize for the most original post on the subject as far as I'm concerned!

Jenny Woolf said...

"old and beautiful" that is what I like to hear these days :D haha

Wendy said...

When you said your post was about "hanging," I thought for sure you were going to show us an execution. You surely avoided the obvious! I should have known. Way to go, Karen!

darlin said...

So that's the trick, put up a clothesline in my front yard? lol

That's exactly what it's like in Havana, the building I saw directly across from the Parliament building looked similar to this except it seemed a bit more run down.


Bob Scotney said...

Somehow a rotary clothes line is no where near as evocative as a line of washing no matter where it is strung. Some men hang around anywhere to attract attention.

Hazel Ceej said...

I still remember my mother would say to me back in the day, 'make sure your white clothes are really white when you hang them. A girl who does not know how to wash clothes properly won't make a good wife." Or something.


JJ said...

You resurrected a million stories I now have to tell for the rest of the year! Thank you for the Fathers' Day greeting.

Little Nell said...

Karen, you had me hanging on every word! Great collection.

Tattered and Lost said...

Men hanging from trees waiting to be picked. I'd like to see that instead of speed dating.


Love the rusty old car in the field.

B. Rogers, Living in Black Mountain said...

Wonderfully woven comments tie together such diverse photos, hang you know that phrase?