Friday, May 25, 2007

The Colorful Life

"Everybody knows "blue" Monday. Sometimes we see "red." "Black" looks are disconcerting. Often the weak hearted show the "white" feather or a "yellow" streak. And that "dark brown" taste is not unknown. But if you want to keep in the "pink" of mental condition you mustn't let disturbing riots of color mess up your environment." ~ H. E. Townsend

Colorful memories of childhood. Dylan Candy Bar, Manhattan.
" Have you ever heard of the Sugar-Plum Tree?
'T is a marvel of great renown!
It blooms on the shore of the Lollipop sea
In the garden of Shut-Eye Town;
The fruit that it bears is so wondrously sweet
(As those who have tasted it say)
That good little children have only to eat
Of that fruit to be happy next day."
~ Eugene Field (1850 - 1895)
Dylan's Candy Bar in Manhattan, one of the most colorful shops in New York City with candy in every color of the rainbow and a hundred more beside, is a child's dream, a mother's nightmare and the source of income for thousands of dentists in the area. This was a giant lollipop sculpture on the first floor.

Colorful rubber ducks all in a row. Walmart.
"Rubber Ducky, you're the one.
You make bath time lots of fun
Rubber Ducky, I'm awfully fond of you.
Rubber Ducky, joys of joys
When I squeak you, you make noise
Rubber Ducky, you're my very best friend, it's true!"
~ Ernie (Sesame Street)
Is that Ernie I see hanging out around the Rubber Ducky display? These colorful happy little ducks are just waiting for that little boy or girl to take them home. I had a yellow one as a child but now they come in rainbow colors. Did you have a rubber duck too?

Colorful candy sprinkles.
"I'm headed for a land that's far away
Beside the crystal fountains.
So come with me, we'll go and see
The Big Rock Candy Mountains."
~ Unknown
When I was a little girl, my parents gave me a pretend doctor kit. It had a little bag and plastic stethoscope, tongue depressors, an eye chart and..... a bottle of pills that looked just like these. They were the best things. Back then I didn't know they were non-pariels, sprinkles, tiny balls of sugar so colorful and tasty. I still love them on cookies. Did you know that you can bake these in angel food cake batter and turn out a real angel food confetti cake? You can't get the mix anymore, so just use these to make your own!

Lovely, talented ladies... colorful in more ways than one. Posted by Picasa
"In the colorful reflection we have what is life." ~ Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe (1749-1832)
These two colorful ladies are fabulous. They perform ad lib skits and create characters that range in age from little four year old girls to bent old grannies and every age in between. Hysterical is a perfect word to describe them; add side splitting laughter and an incredible ability to play off each other and you have a team. They bring joy and sunshine each time they walk through the door at a program or special dinner. Funny thing... I don't think they have a name... I think "Delightful Dames" is good. What do you suggest?

The theme for Saturday Photo Scavenger Hunt this week is "Colorful". You can go here to "Grab the Scavenger Hunt code" and here to join the blogroll. This really cute logo is available there as well. The link to other participants is in my blogroll on the sidebar.

PS: I had to go out of town early, early .... 3 AM.... this morning. So this is posted early for the Photo Hunt... will be back on Monday night. Have a great Memorial Day!

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