Sepia Saturday challenges bloggers to share family history through old photographs.
This week’s Sepia Saturday photo prompt is a humorous scene of a towel-bedecked man unaware that he is about to be tickled by a mischievous woman. A similar scene took place in 1949 in Cullman, Alabama, only that time the man caught unaware was my father, and the mischief-maker was no woman.
Daddy was then a student at St. Bernard’s College. It must have been a good day to catch some rays while studying for a big test. Look at all those books and notebooks. He graduated from the junior college and went on to the University of Virginia, so apparently he suffered no brain damage from getting clobbered with a shoe.
|It is funny to see Daddy (left) wearing a necklace. |
I never saw him wear any jewelry except a watch.
The same can’t be said for the mouse that got into our upstairs bedroom in the mid 1960s. My sister and I were in our beds; Daddy, still dressed from work, was reading and waiting for us to go to sleep. Then suddenly BAM! THUD! BLAM!
Downstairs Momma and Grandma came running thinking someone had fallen. But no, it was just Daddy throwing his shoes at the mouse. It took a couple tries ….
Who needs a cat when you have a man wearing Wingtips?
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