Friday, February 17, 2006

Coincidence? or more hooky business --

I wanted to include this picture and story in my last post, but blogger was being temperamental about letting me post a picture.

I've had the marble story in the edit section for a bit, waiting to have the kind of time it takes to post something of moderate thought -- something other than the smut as of late. (If conditions around me are too chaotic, my simple mind seems to go on that track -- or others of similar depth. I like to fancy myself a deep thinker, but more often than not I think, speak and write in snippets from my own private Idaho where many of the potatoes grow in shallow soil. I'm not really a deep thinker, I'm confused and prone to short circuiting. It feels deep, but really -- it's just messy and all about me.)

Now, about the Melba box.
Rich has a living grandma and her name is Melba. She is in her 90's, doing well and living in an assisted living apartment complex.

A few days ago Rich came home from his latest job and said, "guess what I found today?" And he showed me the bottom side of a very aged, round metal pill box looking thing* that he had found in the dirt that day. "Guess what it says on it?"

When I was fresh out of guesses he turned it over to reveal the name: Melba.

My first thought was that Pops was telling us Melba is about to die. My second thought was that maybe he was just saying hello.


* We opened it and there was a partially disintegrated make-up brush and some very old powder blush. At first glance it just looked like dirt in there -- a closer look revealed the pink color of cheek blush.

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Blogger Mel said...

this is a little freaky. bc Melba is quite an unusual name. odder still is this. my good friend's name is also Melissa. in order to distinguish ourselves from each other we gave ourselves nick names. she is martha and i'm MELBA!!! which then translated into Melba toast, then to Texas toast. but anyway, she still calls me Melba.
odd odd odd.

11:54 AM  
Blogger kim said...

Hooooooky.

5:02 PM  
Blogger Airelee said...

Hey Mel! I thought you were "Melek"! Or is it, "Melie"? What the hell *is* your nickname anyway? You can't claim all the "M-e-l" names, ya know!

11:14 PM  
Blogger Mel said...

hahahah. i'm mel, melek, melzie, melba, texas toast, sassy, smelly-mellie, and missy-messy. oh, and Uuglie. :)

11:47 PM  

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