Livin’ in th’ ship I grew up in be a blessin’ ‘n a curse. Sure, I be surrounded by all th’ wonderful memories ‘o me childhood, but I mean, literally, I be surrounded! When th’ indoor plumbin’ on the upper deck flooded 5-days before Christmas, causin’ massive waterfalls in me livin’ room ‘n dinin’ room, it too was a blessin’ ‘n a curse.
Th’ jolly news be that th’ middle core ‘o me ship (upstairs ‘n below) be now beautiful, up-to-date, spit shine, ‘n un-cluttered! However, that leaves a lot ‘o th’ rest ‘o th’ ship stuffed to th’ gills wit’ 42-years ‘n 4-generations ‘o barnacle-covered crud. So, I systematically tackle a small section at th’ hour tryin’ to re-claim th’ ship from th’ ghosts ‘o clutter past ‘n present.
One day last week, I decided to spit shine out me salty sea-dog ‘o a father’s medicine cabinet in th’ master cabin. (me salty sea-monster ‘o a dad has be livin’ in Mississippi now since th’ new millenium. Aye, it be a long time, but he has not allowed me to change anythin’…arrgh! Since he gunna be 85-years ’tis comin’ SeptembARrrrr, I figure I would change away—he may never travel the seas home again to be knowin’). I put on some latex gloves ‘n pulled out cologne bottles smellin’ o’ seaweed and salt, expired remedies from th’ alchemist, razors, tweezers, toothpicks, a timepiece, some silver dollars, a crusty wallet stuffed wit’ ancient photos, ‘n th’ like. On th’ top shelf, below th’ wrapper from a used up potions box, I found me treasure.
Now, I be sure ye thought tha’ th’ wallet ‘o barnacle-covered photos was a right fair find ‘n it was, but I had seen all ‘o them photos before. Th’ treasure I found was a fine photograph ‘o me mother tha’ must have be taken in th’ late 50’s to extra early 60’s.
I had never laid eyes on ’tis photograph before. It was excitin’! I called fer Rory to come have a look, ‘n I cannot wait to spy wit’ me eye me uncle (me mom’s brother) again to show him th’ photo ‘n maybe find out whar it was taken ‘n when.
So e’en when thin’s look glum and ye be swabbin’ th’ deck, blessin’s can be found in th’ most obscure places ‘n durin’ th’ most menial ‘o tasks. Aye mateys, a find well treasured.
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52 thoughts on “Yo-Ho, Yo-Ho, A Treasure Find Fer Me”
You have me rolling on the floor… ARG! =D That’s a great picture and I hope someone knows some more details about it… maybe it should go in a scrapbook…. “I’s just be sayin'” haha!
While ye be rollin’ on the floor, please swab me deck! Aye, a scrapbook be a grand idea.
I should not have had as much fun as I did reading that in my head with a pirate’s voice….
There be nothin’ wrong wit’ a hearty belly laugh! Glad to oblige.
Ahoy there! Well shiver me timbers…look at ye treasure ye found.
Haha! So needed this today! Thanks for making me smile. And great picture! 🙂
Ahoy, matey! A smile be worth more than a gold doubloon.
What a gorgeous photo! A special one fer ya, to be sure! Loved it. Hope you can get it printed nicely and framed. Try fiverr.com to have it cleaned up a bit for you!
I thanks ye, and have a bottle o’ rum fer th’ grand tip!
ROTFL! Like the reader above I TOTALLY read this with a pirates voice and could hear me two year old saying “Jake an na Neverlan’ Pyyyyrates!”
Pleased fer ye joy. Do come agin, a two-year-old be jolly fer mopin’ th’ cobwebs out ‘o th’ corners!
Ahoy there,matie, has ye tried the Pirate Speak language setting on Facebook? Jolly good fun, that!
Arrr har har! Well, shiver me timbers, facebook has a pirate speak setting??? What gunna they think ‘o next?
Hi there! I’m stopping by from the UBC and Facebook. Definitely haven’t read a blog quite like this before, but yeah, like the others said, I totally imagined this in a pirate voice -> Johnny Depp from his pirate movies, to be exact! 😉
I hope ye were entertained. Who don’t lust fer Johnny Depp. A hearty thanks fer stoppin’ by.
You are so talented!!! I couldn’t write like this if I tried!
Kristen from The Road to Domestication
Thank ye so much fer th’ kind words. It was a jolly ruckus message to scribe. Glad ye liked it.
I had just as much fun reading through all of the comments as I did the post! I really love your fun style Lorelai! So glad to have stumbled across your blog today! I can only imagine how crazy things must have been for the holidays because of the flood, but I love how you have chosen to see the blessin’ from yer curse! I’m assuming you have lost your Mom since you only mentioned your Dad and Uncle and as someone who lost their Mom 3 years ago I can fully appreciate what a treasure it was to find such a beautiful picture of your Mom so young and full of life! I am really looking forward to reading more of your posts!
Avast, thar wench Melissa, If ye have be stumblin’, maybe ye have that pegleg adjusted! I be grog-filled ye be havin’ a ruckus readin’ th’ blog. Yarr I did lose me dear mother nearly 14 1/2 years ago, but she be always in me heart.
ROFL I had a great laugh reading this. While reading all I’m thinking about is Captain Jack Sparrow. 🙂
Thar be nothin’ wrong wit’ a jolly hoot and hollar, keeps ye young. Cap’t Jack Sparrow be always nice to think ’bout.
This was so fun to read!!
Pass th’ bottle ‘o spiced rum… I mean th’ ruckus ‘n share th’ blog wit’ a landlubber, matey!
That’s so wonderful – I love running across old treasures. And to find something like an old picture of your beautiful mom — wow! This was so much fun to read and I just happened to run across Pirates of the Carribean today while I was working out! It’s my pirate day!!
Yarr, me mom was a beautiful lady, ‘n ’tis photograph be a grog-filled find. Every day be a jolly day to be a scurvy pirate! Glad ye found th’ message floatin’ on the sea.
Love your story telling. 🙂 Thanks for sharing.
Storytellin’ be a favorite pass the hour ‘o mine.
I love the direction you went with this!! Utterly brilliant!
I count on me trusty compass, or on a brilliant nightfall perhaps th’ stars to lead me in th’ proper direction. I thank ye.
What a great picture! I love finding things like this that you have never seen or just maybe not in a while. Great post (and fun!)
Sometimes th’ best treasures be not th’ ones ye buy, but th’ ones ye find hidden away… true treasures tha’ touch ye heart. Glad ye had a ruckus readin’ th’ message.
Is it bad that I felt like a little kid being told an awesome story…I could even hear the “voice” a parent would use while reading it! Thank you! I needed a good smile this morning 🙂
It be not only lads ‘n lasses that heartily enjoy a jolly tale. Storytellin’ helps get e’en a salty sea dog through th’ day ‘n nightfall on th’ high sea. I be grog-filled to have put a smile on ye face.
Aye……Tha’ be a good find indeed…….Me Gran be a fine Lass fer sure……
Yarr matey, tha’ she was… in face, heart ‘n spirit.
Oh, I totally agree about blessings being found in the strangest places! What a wonderful photo of your mother! I love how you wrote this, by the way!
Band ‘o pirates like to hide their treasure in unusual places, ‘n treasure maps can be harrrd to find or follow. Thank ye fer th’ kind words.
Great stuff! Movies are made of less, this is a winner! Almost choked on my sandwich reading this!
Waste not th’ tasty grub, scurvy ‘n starvation be real threats. Makin’ movies from storytellin’ be a provokin’ idea.
Love it! So happy you found treasures! I have cleaned out many people’s med cabinets and haven’t always been so lucky. Who knows what lurks in the corners of that place!
Luck be a scurvy pirate’s best bucko. Discoverin’ what lurks in th’ dark, dank corners ‘o th’ ship gunna be an adventure all ‘o its own.
Oh I loved that! That was beyond cute lol thanks for putting a smile on my face!!
Treasure always makes a swashbuckler giddy wit’ glee! Take a sip ‘o th’ spiced rum wit’ cheers from me.
LOL too cute!! I could not stay in character like that lol.
I am extremely impressed with your writing skills and also with the layout
on your blog. Is this a paid theme or did you customize it yourself?
Anyway keep up the nice quality writing, it’s rare to see a great blog like this one these days.
Hearty thanks, I had an absolute blast writin’ ’tis message. I be glad ye enjoyed it. I use a free WordPress blog, so th’ theme ‘n customizations be th’ basic free ‘n generic ones available. Jolly luck ‘n grog-filled times to ye.