Monday, January 4, 2010

Cactus Monday

Tweedle Dum and Tweedle Dee agreed to have a fracus.
Tweedle Dum, said Tweedle Dee, had spoiled his nice new cactus.

When I was a child, there was a time when our family did not have a television. However, we did have a record player and owned (or rented from the library) children's stories on records. I remember Tweedle Dum and Tweedle Dee, Peter and the Wolf, Little Black Sambo (which has now been changed to Little Brave Sambo), Puss N Boots, Chicken Little and many more. I could recite most of the stories. I remember using a line on my mother once when she told me "NO" to something I had asked. I said, quoting directly from Tweedle Dum, "Counterwise you disagree I presume." I remember her laughing and eventually saying yes because she was so surprised at my response.

For more cactus fun, go to Teri's blog where you'll find all sorts of cactus creations. Happy Cactus Monday!


Anonymous said...

Dear Patty,
I remember that day and that still makes me smile.
Didn't your sisters set you up to do the asking on things?...It was hard saying 'no' to you.

Love and hugs

Teri C said...

So cute as always!! Hmm, is that toilet paper in the cactus? I see you were always clever in your responses!


soulbrush said...

oh this is delightful, i know all these stories, and love them all. hcm dear cactuteer.

Jenea said...

hihi... Very awesome drawind! I am totally agree with Teri, it's looks like toilet paper!!! :) I like toilet paper!!! ;0)
Happy Cactus Monday!

Margaret Ann said...

This is absolutely another cactus Monday winner....I really, really love this series of the warm smile it puts on my face all day long! :)

marianne said...

What a cute illo and story!
But I also love that happy little baby on your side bar! What a cutiepetootie!


Aunt Krissy said...

Mom? Are you saying that you love her best?! Or was it her cute chubby cheeks? I loved the Jungle book, that was my fav.

Evelyn Howard said...


HCM! and happy new year!

crochet lady said...

I always love your cactus monday's!
I listened to books on record too and still have my little record player and records. When my boys where younger I would put a few of those on once in a while and that would entertain them for a while.

About the computer stuff, it is just a free background I got at The Cutest Blog on The Block. All you have to do is find the background you like, copy the java script and add it to your gadets under html/java script. It's pretty easy.

Lisa at Greenbow said...

You are so clever. This is so funny the Tweedles tping the cactus. Naughty boys.

Cynthia DiBlasi said...

That is such a cute story! I can imagine the look on your Mother's face!!! And the cactus illo with Tweedle Dee and Tweedle Dum is so cute. HCM!

tainterturtles said...

Hi Patty's mom....I love it when our mommie's comment.

I really like the story about how you memorized the saying from Tweedle Dum. You were a smart little girl PA.

Judy Butler said...

Wonderful post. My daughter was obsessed with books on records. Now her 17 month old listens to stories and cartoons on the Iphone. Amazing how technology has influenced our creativity. This made me smile, so fun.

Jenny said...

Still getting told on....I bet it was I wasn't as sneaky as I thought I was. Its good to be back home and when you get there could you give me a call please???? Got an art question and you be the artiest one of us and I gotta say you did get the whole spectrum of that talent. Im really glad you use it for fun and happiness cause it makes all of us smile Love ya