11 May 2008

It's not easy, bein' green. . .

33 Green bases of RSM95 French musketeers painted? Check! Next up? Their faces and hands. Then the painting starts to get a bit more interesting.

On another note, do any of you Stollen regulars know which very famous Jim Henson/Sesame Street muppet recorded this song in the early 1970s? My mother bought the 45rpm single for my sister and me, and we played it to death – much to Mom’s chagrin, I think. But she was very kind and patient. . . still is as a matter of fact, even viewing this blog from time to time! A fitting thought for this particular Sunday.

Today, Mom lives and paints in Mexico where the constantly tropcial temperatures agree with her temperament more than in southeastern Pennsylvania where I grew up. She's quite talented too, recently being asked by the City of Merida and the government of Yucatan state to produce a few pieces for exhibit in various museums around the city. You'll forgive my bragging, but she's my mom, and I'm so pleased for (and proud of) her. Happy Mothers' Day!


10 comments:

Bluebear Jeff said...

It sounds like you should be very proud of her.

Think of how fortunate you are, Stokes, to have such a mother and the Grand Duchess as well.


-- Jeff

Fitz-Badger said...

That was Kermit the Frog. :-)

Stokes Schwartz said...

Yes! Gentlemen, we have a winner! Kermit the Frog it is. Well done, Sir!

Best Regards,

Stokes

Snickering Corpses said...

Seconded Jeff's comments, very fine lady you have for a mother it sounds. Sensible too, leaving the cold weather. ;)

And the answer is Kermit the Frog.

Stokes Schwartz said...

We have another winner! Yes, the great Kermit. . . the love of Miss Piggy's life and one-time host of The Muppet Show. Well done, Jonathan!

Best Regards,

Stokes

guy said...

It is one of our family traditions that we watch the Muppets Christmas carol movie with Michael Caine as Scrooge. Absolute hoot especially after a glass or two. I think the grown ups enjoy it more than the children.

Guy

Snickering Corpses said...

Mind you, the two stars of the Muppet Show for my mom and I were always Statler and Waldorf. Points if you know who they are. :D

Stokes Schwartz said...

Jonathan,

Staler and Waldorf? Why, the two old guys who made risque jokes in the balcony of course! Thanks for mentioning them. I could not for the life of me remember Statler's name.

Best Regards,

Stokes

Der Alte Fritz said...

I recall that our whole family (parents included) watched the Muppet Show on saturday night. My Dad wouldn't go out to any parties or movies unless it started after the Muppet Show was over. I think that Stadler and Waldorf were his favorite characters.

Do you remember the Muppet characters on Saturday Night Live? The prehistoric dinosaurs Snert, Scree and the Great Favok, etc?

Fitz-Badger said...

Oh, yeah, I remember the SNL muppets. And even earlier, the occasional muppet appearance on the Ed Sullivan Show.
I never missed the Muppet Show either. That was must see tv for me, too. :-)
Pings in Space! The Great Gonzo, the Swedish chef, Sam the Eagle, Beeker and Dr. Bunsen Honeydew, Rizzo the Rat, and so many more. Great stuff, the kind of thing that could entertain the kids on 1 level and the adults on additional levels (like the old Rocky and Bullwinkle shows, for example).

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