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September 13, 2005

Saturday Find

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On our walk to the summerhouse last Saturday morning, we snooped around at a few Carroll Gardens stoop sales, hoping to find something fun. The biggest contender was a miniature plastic pool table, of which I only wanted the balls because I thought it might be fun to teach the cats how to play modified croquet.

Lex suggested that the toy was for sale as a set and I begrudgingly agreed. I ran my hand over the velvety tabletop one last time and, out of the corner of my eye, spied a whisker embedded within the felt.

"Do you think it�s okay if I take this?" I asked him.

Silence. Blink. Blink.

I held the whisker between thumb and pointer, inspecting it.

"I�m taking this. Give me your wallet. I will put it in your change pouch."

Silence...and finally, as we walk away and I continue to ask if he thought it was okay, my Almost Husband speaks:

"Darling, this is why I love you."

Posted by callalillie at September 13, 2005 4:07 AM | La Familia , Whisker Project


I can picture you and Lex walking around your neighborhood forty years from now being just as in love as you are now. You will probably have a substantial collection of cat whiskers.

Posted by: Vickie at September 13, 2005 7:34 AM

I love how this story is both endearing and remarkably strange.

Posted by: jenn aka j-yo at September 13, 2005 8:27 AM

so did you get any hot dogs?

Posted by: tien at September 13, 2005 9:30 AM

tien, you can really spot a nathan's, can't you? yes. we had a full day of hotdogs, pizza, and beer. and bike riding.

Posted by: corie at September 13, 2005 9:31 AM

Stunning photograph. Truly amazing.

Posted by: Cheesebus at September 13, 2005 10:37 AM

I also would like to say "Stunning photograph". I love it!

Posted by: abby at September 13, 2005 10:39 AM

thanks. that man was very interesting. nathan's is a fun place to people watch.

Posted by: corie at September 13, 2005 2:06 PM

what can i say, i've taken too many trips to coney island this year. each time with a stop to nathan's.

Posted by: tien at September 13, 2005 3:52 PM

Sweet story. It's a shame you didn't get the balls, though: I would have loved to see Kitty Croquet.

Posted by: Divaah46 at September 13, 2005 5:56 PM

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