Tuesday, June 21, 2005

Once upon a little adventure...

One a hot day in the middle of summer I set off in search of cemeteries. I stopped and asked these two old guys for directions.

They were pretty unhelpful in a Two Old Muppet Guys kind of a way. (I don't even think they were guys, to be honest.) Still, they had a lot to say and weren't afraid to talk about you to your face.


This was at the back of their field:



I did find a cemetery. At first I thought it was one of the very few I'd ever been to that didn't include something of interest. But then I found this in a far back corner:
It appears to be a primitive rest stop along an intergalactic back road. Notice the little UFO which has crash landed beside it? This is the first cemetery I've found with public restroom facilities. They were out of toilet paper.

By the way, I scored out as Gonzo on the quiz linked above. Are we surprised?Posted by Hello

10 comments:

Princess of Everything (and then some) said...

Gonzo? Yep I can see it! Love the outhouse pics....you always get to go to the bestest places.

Friday Mom said...

I can attest to the sublime brillance of an outhouse in the cemetary. I officiate at a graveside service way out in the country once. Having had a large cup of coffee on the way, I was desperately in need of some facilities. I drove up and down the road alongside the cemetary looking for any business that could accomodate me but to no avail. It was a very short service....

PPB said...

oh my gosh! I love your stuff. Sometimes it makes me want to visit Texas again. (grandma used to live there, but I think I was too young to appreciate it).

SpookyRach said...

FM - I love the phrase "sublime brilliance of an outhouse in the cemetery." Now that you mention it, maybe its not so od after all!

PPB - We have an extra room and indoor plumbing! Come on down!!

Captainwow said...

GONZO!? Oh Man. I will go take that test soon.... I'll let you know the results.

great story. I love the UFO. Aliens may have uses for old outhouses....

Captainwow said...

um... ya. me too. Gonzo. I was hoping for Beeker....

Friday Mom said...

Thanks, Rach. I'm also glad to see you corrected my spelling of "brilliance" and perhaps you could correct the grammar in my comment too. I'm afraid PPB's troll is headed over here....

SpookyRach said...

FM - You give me too much credit. I didn't realize it was misspelled! ha ha! (I am secretly trying to recruit trolls to hang out here so I can feel all up town and popular. Any takers?)

Songbird said...

I'm so happy! I'm Kermit!
I cannot imagine an outhouse or other facilities in any of our charming old New England cemeteries. That is a great image.

jonboy said...

Outhouses...
Our granny used to have an old outhouse. Never once were we told not to play in the outhouse. However, we weren't allowed to go anywhere near the covered/barricaded trash pit.