Thursday, January 13, 2011

The 5 and Dime - Halt and Lame's Big Excursion

Halt and Lame are heading out for their big day on the town. We have waited and waited for this special day and the morning has finally arrived. We cleaned up and put on fresh clothes (well some of us did while others of us seem to think wearing the same clothes for a week is just fine and dandy). We decided a picture of our starting out was in order so here is how that worked.

Lame says: "Hey that is a good picture of me so lets use it." Halt replies: "No, no, there is too large a frow in my brow.I want to use the other picture."

Lame looks over this one and declares she looks old. Halt thinks it is better of her because it isn't up so close. I can see this is going to be a long morning out but off we go.

Finally we have arrived at our new favorite store. Yes, yes it is Wal-Mart and for all of you highfalutin people who are putting your noses in the air about our store - all I can say is you try coming to stay out in the boonies with Halt and Lame for several days and see what you think then!!!! I guarantee you everything you once knew as being good is all bad and everything all bad is now good. Your whole idea about everything is G-O-N-E!!! Lost forever. So lets get on to the excursion.

Look at the sheer joy in Lame's eyes as she steps inside this big, beautifully stocked store. There is so much to see and do. There are even other people around to talk to - ohhhh, life really was made much sweeter when Wal-Mart came to town. Praise you Wal-Mart and promise never ever to leave us.

Meet our new friend in the fabric section - Olivia. She hails from Covington and she misses her mother sooo much as she died several years ago. She thinks it is wonderful that Halt and Lame came to buy fabric so they can make matching, polar fleece scarves. Ahhhh, isn't she just a sweetie, I wonder if she will come home with us???

Lame has never been able to go down the stationery aisle without fondling everything. Perhaps she should have been a teacher, they get to buy all of those notebooks, pencils, stars, red pens .......

Success at last. We have tons of great things ie. wine, veggies, wine, photo album, wine, table mats, wine ........

Life is so wonderful with a Wal-Mart store, lets head home.

Hey Lame, get ready it is time to begin our YOGA practice.


  1. This is a great way of keeping us up-to-date with your days away from the 'burg! You make it look fun and exciting. Every day is an adventure. Love the names of Halt and Lame.
    I'm trying to find a new routine for myself. I got up at 4:40AM, went for a walk from 5:00 til 6:00, did some yoga, made Rob breakfast and then decided to take a nap. Now I have a morning nap and an afternoon nap. This must be my second childhood!
    We went to Fred Scott's service. Very nice and uplifting. I think there is something to be said about going out at the top of your game, instead of slowly fading away. What do you think?
    Now, I'm ready for my afternoon nap. Then I need to go to T& E for sausage for Saturday morning breakfast at the homeless shelter. Rob and I will spend the night tonight. Kay and June are coming to help cook eggs and pancakes bright and early.
    Miss you but glad Lame is keeping you on your toes!

  2. I think Olivia looks like the winner on this day.....sorry, Halt and Lame :)

  3. Ahh, life in the big towns of Clifton and Covington! Where are the matching scarves? Wanna see the finished product. How about a new hat for Lame? Needed for sure.