Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Broken Item of the Week

Yes, Gentle Readers!  By popular demand I bring you this week's Broken Item.
I present to you, Moses:

My husband says he can't be Moses unless the printing press was developed sooner than history relates.  Anyway I call him Moses.  My husband bought him before we were married (in the dark ages) so he's been around here for awhile.

We owned a small house in Halifax when the girls were just babies so Moses was relegated to our bedroom.  One night, very late, after everyone was asleep, the phone rang.  Now I don't know about you but when the phone rings in the middle of the night, it scares me to death.  Husband leapt out of bed in a single bound, ran to get the phone and smashed his toes into poor old Moses.  He crashed to the ground with a resounding thud. ( Moses I mean.)

He is so heavy, I had to leave him in the corner to take the pictures.

He's a garden statue for heaven's sake!  However, he lives on in our living room.  Broken but not defeated.

p.s. The husband's toes healed up nicely.

22 comments:

Linda said...

Hey...now you have two great statues...LOL
Glad your husband's ok!

An Urban Cottage said...

I don't remember Moses playing baseball. Why does he have a baseball bat?

Maybe he parted the Red Sox, not the Red Sea.

the gardeners cottage said...

there goes steve, beating me to it. poor moses isn't smelling the roses now is he?

xo
janet

Make mine Mid-Century said...

Your husband deserves a Verse in the Bible!

Moses may have parted the Red Sea ... but your husband kicked Moses into parts! HiYa!

Does Moses have a baseball bat or a giant pickle?

Deb said...

You people are crazy!!! That's why I love you.

L said...

At least this post means there aren't new broken items, like a certain tea pot!

zigsma said...

He's beautiful - I even like him cloven. It reminds me a little of this sculpture out the front of the State Library in Melbourne:

http://1000words.net.au/?p=476

An Urban Cottage said...

I'm on Stephen's team; I don't think it's Moses. The bible is a giveaway. Moses would have tablets, not a book. I've been googling "Saint holding bible and baseball bat" but no luck. St. Rita is the patron saint of baseball but something tells me that's not St. Rita. I would swear that it's Jesus but my mother always said that Jesus doesn't like swearing so I won't go there. I think it's just Generic Religious Dude.

From Beyond My Kitchen Window said...

I hope he is enjoying half time. Sorry dumb joke. You have fun posts by the way.

Maggie @ Okay, now what? said...

love this series!!

Sweet Bee Cottage said...

Best series in Blogland!

annie said...

Praise be that you weren't leaping out of bed after a pot of tea! It looks to me like a bible but I think the bat is a smoting stick with which one smotes things. I must get one for the bush turkeys. Then I could make a smote tote. It is late here in Australia, Deb and I have too many children!

aimee said...

with a little glue moses should be up to bat and preaching the word in no time. glad to hear your husband healed well.
blessings,
aimee

Deb said...

Annie has the best idea and I'm going to smote some of you "funny guys" with the smoting stick!

Make mine Mid-Century said...

Could it be St Patrick with the club with which he did smote snakes and bad Irish children?

annie said...

I think St Patrick preferred to execute his smoting with a staff and always wore a pointy bishop's hat. This is indeed a mystery. Could it be Forrest Gump when he is tired of running and needs a crutch?

annie said...

St Jude, Deb! He was often depicted with a club and/ or epistle and is the Patron Saint of Lost Causes. Could this be relevant to the broken- item- of- the- week series and his own statue's resultant martyrdom?

Deb said...

Annie, I think you've got it! I still say you need your own blog.

Make mine Mid-Century said...

She does need her own blog! She has material galore, and she could do it easily!

Deb said...

Okay MMMC, let's have a sit in!

annie said...

It is precisely the material galore that stops me from getting anything done but you have planted the seed...

Chickerette said...

I'd recommend using an adhesive glue to fix him up. I use Instantbond.com to fix all sorts of broken items, specially crockery.

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