Beautiful snow at Stage Fort Park
Beautiful snow at Stage Fort Park
Five years since Rubber Duck and Homie met on that blustery day April 18, 2011. The Fifth is the wood anniversary. Homie gave Rubber Duck a carving of Homie. (Homie is a little self-centered.)
The following is a repost of Homie and Rubber Duck’s First Anniversary describing that fateful hook-up five years ago today.
I cannot believe it has only been one year since the Rubber Duck met Homie on a blustery day just like today, April 18, 2011. When I posted that first part of the Rubber Duck saga I was only joking about it being a twenty part series. Little did I know that maybe a hundred posts later the story is still not finished. To commemorate their anniversary I repost the first few chapters. Later this week will be an update of how Homie and Rubber Duck spent their day today. Part I posted April 18th, 2011: (This will be a twenty part series.) Part II posted April 19th, 2011: But first, the back story. Two lonely birds: But soon the connection was made and time stopped. ” “I am so out of here!” But Homie came back of course and took Rubber Duck all over. The Rockport Dump, Thacher Island lighthouse, Maine, Florida, meeting Santa when he arrived in Rockport, wine tasting at Passports, Duck Confit at Duckworth’s. Then, just a few months later, things got a little weird: Last sighting of RD was at the Spring Fling two weeks ago with rumors that she was at the Thirsty Golf contest at the DogBar last week when Joey caught her again staring at him. Flexilis anatidaephobia is the fear that a rubber duck is staring at you and Joey has got it bad.
The most passive, and obviously injured, seagull was on campus for the past couple of days. It wasn’t possible to tell exactly what was wrong with him (or her) but, it seemed clear that it couldn’t fly. Thatcher and Finn fed him a can of tuna fish, which he happily gulped down, and then a co-worker took him to a veterinary clinic. He was so gentle. Fingers crossed for the poor little guy (or gal).
Recently I’ve been spending time researching the history Gloucester, and have come across many photos of the fish drying yards that once covered the Gloucester Waterfront before the days of the modern refrigeration like this one circa 1906. There was always something about these photos that I found disturbing, and never figured out why until recently. Looking at the photos, it occurred to me that there is one ubiquitous element of Gloucester Harbor that is hauntingly absent… The gulls. Where are they? What is keeping them from the feast waiting right there on the wharf? If anybody knows the answer, please share.
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The shark finally did manage to get away but not after the seagull messed around with it for about 20 minutes.
Herb submits this funny video from last year’s event, with footage of uninvited guest Homie, who not only eats someone else’s soup, he makes a terrible mess, and tries to take the pretty bowl with him! My goodness Homie, such bad manners!