Friday, December 4, 2015
Well, now what the Hell is going on here? Is this the first instant we three learned that there was no ice cream in the freezer? Could it be that we were celebrating "No-Smiles" Sunday? Maybe Herb had just received another bill from Iowa Wesleyan. Did Santa forget where Seaton was? Personally, my guess is that Marj insisted on a group picture and we, ever the congenial spouse and offspring, cooperated up to a point.
I cannot surmise what exactly the problem was at this moment. Herb is enjoying a cigar inside before all that nonsense changed forever. The season is uncertain, a combination short and long sleeve, and long pants combined with shorts. No, I think it is safe to assume that there must be some underlying stuff going on here at this instant. I don't know what it was, but it was deep enough to prevent any smiles from anyone - a rare event when posing for a picture, as we clearly are here.
This was Marj's Oriental phase in home decorating. Note the Eastern style couch with large heron type birds. The fake bamboo greenery and the lamp that matched the couch. Certainly college days for the Wombie and I. White painter pants were "in". Apparently haircuts were "out".
I think it probably best to simply gape momentarily at the stern mugs and then move on to other less serious moments. Yikes, I don't ever remember seeing such severe looks from all of us at the same time. Kudos, now lets move on, there nothing to see here.