I don't know exactly how it started, but I have been thinking about funerals and humor lately. For some reason I didn't think to search "funeral humor" until today, and . . . jackpot!
I found Underground Humor which offers: "Gifts and novelties for the funeral director, mortician, embalmer & more!" You can find everything from a guide to shipping costs (How else will Grandma get from Florida back home to Kansas?) to a t-shirt (black, of course) that says "All men are cremated equal". There's even a "Sexy Coffins Calendar" that features handcrafted Italian coffins and scantily clad models.
If you want to laugh, I highly recommend the Chuckles the Clown episode from the Mary Tyler Moore show. It epitomizes the tightrope between laughter and crying at a funeral. I can't watch it without cracking up.
Tuesday, August 5, 2008
Sunday, August 3, 2008
This little fellow and many more like it have been frolicking in the yard. They are incredibly fast. I was delighted to capture it in a photo.
The kwanso daylily in the background is one of several I planted a couple of years ago. They seem to have happily settled in and are blooming now.
More rain has meant more mushrooms. I found these two beside the driveway when I was taking my morning walk.
A ladybug is hard at work in the garden. Someone else has been munching on the leaf.
The mimosa strigillosa, also known as a sunshine mimosa, or powderpuff plant, is another Florida native that I've added to the yard. I'm looking forward to the next native plant sale at The Green Marketplace.