June 23, 2011

A Salty Dog

Clearly an old hand doing a little exploring.

1961

11 comments:

Steph(anie) said...

Love it. The farmer tan, the pose, all of it. I hope his eye got better.

Ms. Moon said...

He's a tough little bugger. You can tell. I think I love him.

x-ray iris said...

Reminds me of those Arthur Ransome books. Swallows and Amazons.

downtown guy said...

Steph: me, too.
Mama: ditto.
x-ray: I never read them. Worth it?

x-ray iris said...

It has been many a year since I read them.
I recall desperately wanting a sailboat but that was never to be (and honestly, probably for the best. I think I'm the type to knock myself out with the boom or something).
On a purely puerile (on my behalf) note: I tried to reread Swallows and Amazons a couple of years ago, but could not get past the fact that one child's name is Titty (evidently in reference to a popular story called Titty Mouse and Tatty Mouse). I failed, I simply failed, to manage to read the word over and over in reference to a little girl--something that never occurred to me as inappropriate in my own girlhood. Ah, time and its passing.

Evidently in televised versions of the story her name is changed to Kitty.

downtown guy said...

The character Ninny Threadgood in Fried Green Tomatoes was always good for a giggle, too.

daddy b said...

hee hee, ninny. also, all i saw was lord of the flies. that muthafucka is in charge of shit.

downtown guy said...

Yeah? So where's his conch shell?

May said...

I. Love. This.

downtown guy said...

I knew you would.

Anonymous said...

That is my brother in the photo. His eye wasn't hurt, he just had a bandage over his glasses to correct the other eye that had a "squint"