Yo-Ho, Yo-Ho, A Treasure Find Fer Me

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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.

Th’ lovely lass, be known as me mother.

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”

  1. 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!

  2. 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!

  3. 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! 😉

  4. 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!

    1. 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.

  5. 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!!

    1. 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.

    1. 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.

  6. 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 🙂

    1. 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.

  7. 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.

    1. 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.

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