12.05.2008

Uncle's Got Stuff

Me an Uncle is fussin'.

We's havin' a wee bit o' work done in the buggy barn .....


An' we got to squabblin' over whose side is his'n or hers. All these years he done had a workbench an 'was plenty happy. Now that some new shelves, Aunty's work area and a broom closet is goin' in, he is doin' the man thang an' goin' territorial on me. Next thang ya' know Uncle got his lip poked out in a mighty baboon pout.

He say he doan have enough space fer his stuff.

Doan pull out the violins jes' yet, all you fellas what is noddin' in sympathy wif' his lament. Ya'll think ya knows jes' what poor ole Uncle means, but, looky, it ain't like ya think. Uncle has the Pork Rind Office, the Pork Rind off site storage, an' huntin' hidey-hole down in the woods....Aunty has jes' one place, the homeplace.

Well, anyhoo--that skirmish will play out, but it put me to thinkin' what Uncle would do iffin'all ya'll came a callin' on us. After seein' to some libation, Uncle would steer ya into his study, what is crammed full of his fun stuff.

Ya wanna see some of it?



An hour later you'd a heered about the best times of his life remembered each time he picks up one of his 'membrances.


Like this heah, the first big gobbler Uncle ever shot, the turkey feet--wif' long spurs...

Some Jean Lafite bronzes Granny give him....

His Daddy's old Polaroid....

17 inch, three pound speckle pearch caught in a Florida lake...it ain't no record, but Uncle is proud of it anyhoo...

a few books fer hunter-fisher menfolks.....


... A lion's head Meerschaum wif' amber stem....


a Gator Girl


a humidor (ga ga! the smell!) his in-law done give him...



a Randall Made knife Aunty splurged on long years back when we was broke on our backsides but it were Christmas ya know?....

His own Daddy's ole reel....





the cars he doan have but hangs on the Christmas Tree each year...



Gators....

His Grand-pappy's pocket New Testament...

a wonnerful scrimshawed tusk....



He'll tell ya about the time he had a toddy wif' Arnold Palmer...


some ole timey decoys....

a painted goose box fer holdin' even more treasures...

heh....a European mount deer haid...8 points bein' a good size fer a Florida deer...


That rack from the side...

The Swamp

GO GAtors!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

32 comments:

Boxer said...

ruh-roh, Uncle better be careful next he says he needs more room. I have one like this at my home.... he's managed to take over every good piece of real estate in the house and just recently I discovered he started putting things in the ONE room I've deemed MINE/MINE/MINE. Not good. And don't get me going on how he wiggled his video collection into what would have been a perfect craft room for me.

Are we voting here? Because I say, Aunty needs her space. I also say, Uncle has some very nice things in his study.

TROLL said...

1) Womenfolk do tend to take up more than their fair share of stuff space.

2) That's a FINE speck Uncle caught and he should be proud. According to myswc.com the Florida record is 3.83. Is he sharing info as to WHAT Lake held that monster?There aren't any that big in lakes round here.


3) That Coke Bottle is too cool and might be sort of rare. If memory serves, the 84 team didn't win officially.

4) Sanctions aside, the Great Wall Teams had more talent than the teams in 1996, 2006, and 2008.

iamnot said...

Uncle sounds like he's becoming an old woman.
I wish I had my dad's old polaroid.

Aunty Belle said...

Boxer Babe,

Thank ya fer the vote! YES!
I WANT A PRINCESS ROOM!!! But, Boxer -Babe, cain't ya jes' box ole what-his-name's ears iffin' goes to spreadin' like that?

Troll-Man,

hey,yep, that Spec is a good one--a hair over 3 pounds. And the lake were near St. Cloud.

Iamnot,

uh, (whispering ) uh...Sugar Pie, careful ...might be a good plan not to say Uncle is becoming an' ole woman whar' Uncle can hear ya say it. Yeesh.

Cool ole Polariod huh? Reckon ya knowed I put that one in jes' fer ya own cool self?

Boxer said...

I think if I call it a Princess Room he may keep his precious things out of it.

moi said...

That was totally cool of Uncle to let you photo his special stuff. I enjoyed the peek! But I can relate to you and Boxer: S.B.'s got his office/library, 3/4 of the garage (I have only a gardening bench), an entire workshop, AND a tool shed.

At least I can take refuge in the fact that the kitchen is mine, all MINE! I think.

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Floridacracker said...

Are you that Gator Girl?

Anonymous said...

What will Uncle take for that 1822 volume of Sporting Magazine?

fishy said...

Aunty Belle. I doan fer a second beleive Uncle knows you shared his treasures on your blog! But to your point about the sharing of the buggy barn....jes give up now and ask Santa for your own buggy barn for Christmas.

fishy said...

Belle,
I came back to tell ya I am haunted by the treasure fish in Uncle's study. Reckon I am a tad sensitive but to look at a fishy plucked from it's pond and nailed to a wall!!!!!
I tell you, it's a trauma.
A spect you better be throwin Uncle's stuff out of the buggy barn in a big rain!

Dani said...

I'm drooling over the old polaroid!
Very nice!

foam said...

i can relate, belle ..
believe me..
i do have to say i'm kinda intrigued by that pretty gator belle photo ..

moi said...

I think that Gorgeous Gator Girl is Aunty, too. Aunty?

Anonymous said...

Nice rack/ side view. Who is that above the rack?

Boxer said...

Moi makes an interesting comment... who is that Gator Girl?

Hmmmm.....

marmee said...

i see aunty we have some of the same loves in common. my darling hubby is a happy gator fan, especially these days. he is of scottish heritage so he loves his kilt and all things plaid. he collects knives, decoys, smokes a pipe(not like your fancy one) more of a sherlock holmes look. and we both love anything old like the polariod, reel, old bible. dh has his dads wwII army stuff on display, very cool. he was in the canadian army. anywhoo i just wanted to say hi and merry christmas.

fishy said...

Aunty Belle,
Long as we are being snoopish this week....just who is the hunk singing into that old timey microphone behind the Gator coke?

Oh yeah..... thanky for the new idea, ...I am thinking of expanding my business with a new specialty....PRINCESS ROOMS!

SarahDog said...

Woof, can I come visit Uncle? He's got LOTS of stuff I'll like to nib...inspect. I'm pretty sure he wouldn't need nearly as much space after I visit.

Big Shamu said...

(Word to Uncle, while I'm sure you are full of Southern Hospitality, DO NOT invite that Sarah Dog into your home. We don't call her the Shredder for nothing.)

When will those men ever learn. Aunty will find a way to re-populate back throughout the house. Meanwhile, I'm going to be watching E-Bay's Antique Camera listings for Polaroids.
Maybe I should start a new business, A Wife's Best Hiding Place, Big Shamu's Home for Wayward Stuff.

PS Aunty, tell me which recipe are you going to try first from Bon Appetit, Y'all?

fishy said...

Aunty Belle...please visit the Pond to participate in the perfect Princess Room design.

TROLL said...

It's safe now. CHOMP!

K9 said...

wow! i like those euro mounts - but not as much as those haids he had in the buggy barn. i hears ya on the yore home is your only place while he has so many! i support you aunty. those turkey feet are kinda weird! they stand up by they selves like that? whars unca's guns? he must have em what with all the daid animals around. does that perch sing take me to the river? grrrrrrrherhahahahahaha!!!

K9 said...

i met aunty.
and i posted her photo here

grrherhahaha

that was in 2006 though. who knows, now. ;-)

Aunty Belle said...

Grrrr! Blogger givin me a hard time--ate my replies!!! Oh no!

BUT , the GATORS rule!! Yipppeeee!

I'll be back...

Aunty Belle said...

Boxer BAbe!

Thas' the trick--no self respectin' fella would let his stuff pile up in a "Princess Room"!

Moi, Dahlin'

Yore other has a tool shed AND A workshop?? Life jes' ain't fair.

FloridaCracker, hey hey-

That Gator Girl is prehistoric. I did mention, the room is full of remembrances.

ANON.
Heh..well, now lemme see...mayhap ya can make Uncle an offer he cain't refuse.

Fishy!!

Oh the horror of it! I does unnerstand yore feelin's is wounded--aw...a fish nailed to a borad, oh the shock!

But I thinks you IS onto somethin' wif' yore princess room survey.

Dani, Sweet PEa, hey--

Ain't that a nice one? Uncle's Pa loved it.

Foamy Lady!
Youse the master of cloakin' photos!!

Moi, Mon Ami,

il y a des années

ANON,

stick wif the 1822 book

Aunty Belle said...

Boxer Bay-bee!

Hmmn?


Marmee, Sweet thang,

we could put these two fellas together an' they'd be ahppy a few hours---GATORS RULE!!--an' I is STILL in happy glow from my visit to yore gorgeous blog!

Fishy, Oh Great Finned One.

Heh. Looks to me like the sort that would nail a fish to a board!

Sarah Dog! Welcome

oh yeah baby--come in heah an' hep cull a few thangs.

Big Shamu, Puddin'

heh, "Big Shamu's Home for Wayward Stuff. " LOL!!!

I'se studyin' the book--but I KNOWS how hard to choose jes' the right one fer a test run. What does ya like the best?

Troll-Man! Sweet Thang,

ain't we happy tonight?? I did take mah hand from over my eyes in the 4th--but will say when the radio went to tell me it were 17--20 Bama, I liked to have expired rat theah.

K-9, Dumplin'

ya support me in a quest for a place of mah own?? Thanky. Youse a good pup. UNcle stole mah new closet--so the haids is in theah --as a wee joke fer when he gits home--hoooowwwll!

Very funny link ya put up--heh. Ain't it time fer ya to head thisaway again?

NYD said...

While I am quite envious of the collection of nostolgic goodied I believe it's always a good thing to leave a woman some private space in the home and stay the hell away from it.

moi said...

I know what that means!

Aunty Belle said...

Moi,
yep, but ya got a few good ones left yet.

NYD,
youse uncommonly wise!

The Phosgene Kid said...

Dead animals on the wall are always great ice breakers. I caught a huge Splake once, but it was for eatin' not lookin' at. Might still have some prairie dog tails around though...