Three years ago, my best friend Socks visited Maine.
Who do I love that lives in Maine? Could it be my life-long hero Stephen King?
Well. Socks went to his house.
And took a beautiful photo of it.
And took an autumn leaf from the grounds outside the friggin’ awesome fence the King’s have around their property!
And framed them both up, and sent them to me.
One bookshelf out of four that are crammed full of King books and comics. Um, and wishbones. I save them. Seems like an appropriate place to store them! Of course, Socks’ framed photo and leaf had to live here, too.
Look at the gates! How awesome are they?
One of Stephen King’s leaves. How damn cool is that? Maybe one day I’ll meet him and totally creep HIM out by saying I have some of his property? Heh. I am a Constant Reader, but I don’t think I’d qualify as Number One Fan! That is pure cockadoodie.
Thank you again to Socks for this, I treasure it so much. You are the best friend ever.
Not just a great memento, but also a really imaginative gift. Great friend!
Augh! This was in my spam! Bad WP!
Yes, she is pretty awesome!
I think it’s because we were travelling, and were going through a different IP address. It’s happened with a couple of other blogs too.
It wasn’t just you, though! Another friend got dubbed Sir Spam a Lot. Weird. Hope you have done with the laundry by now 🙂
One more load to go, and some drying still to be done. Today, we unearth the contents of the trailer and put stuff away…
I’m still loving that you can, and have, done this! Everything here seems to be on hiatus for various reasons. My only saviour is Lumi. Even though I’m struggling with Kitten Not Knowing NO.
Kitten never will know No… It’s a cat thing, isn’t it? 🙂
Not a chance! Mine know No, and Out. And Get Down! But being has after one short month he is barely knowing his name (bragging there, I’m impressed).
The hardest one is ‘what the hell are you doing?’
Awwwww. I’m all warm and fuzzy. I only wish I could have been there with you. In lieu of that, I did the best I could. Love you, you cockadoodie!
I’m all warm and fuzzy every time I look at it, knowing you were away on your holiday and were thinking of me! Love you, dirtybirdie!
Weirdest. Present. Ever.
Well done you two. B-)
This is not even CLOSE to being the weirdest things we have exchanged! Socks has a cross-section of my brain from and MRI, complete with creepy eyeballs. I have an MRI of one of her kidneys! Sheep poop paper, Chicken Poop lip balm… it goes on and on 🙂
You kids today…
Kids?!? I’m pretty sure I’m older than you! Socks isn’t.
I don’t think you are… 1973?
Even if you are… I’m still older… Because reasons.
Nope. I’m older than Himself 🙂
Hmm. My grandfather was born in 1900. So that doesn’t even seem like a long time ago to me! Rasp?
Well… I definitely feel older. Or my knees do at any rate! B-)
Love Stephen King. I like his latest books the most. And to see his house! WOW!
I think the first one of his I read was Firestarter? Or Cujo? My parents let me read anything I could 🙂 So yes, I’ve been the constant reader since I was 8 or 9.
CARRIE!! Scary Carrie was my first. My mother loved scary so I grew up with scary!
Oooo, you were right there from the start, then! I have some very gruesome nightmares, but I think in general horror books have helped me to see things in a different way.
And to never, ever, ignore that strange sound in the middle of the night.
Great gift. Both myself and a friend I’ve known since childhood love Stephen King, and we’ve read almost all this books. A couple of years ago he went to Maine with his wife and had a photographs taken of himself stood outside those gates looking like the cat that got the cream, and then sent it me when he got back. He was showing off and I was very jealous! Hahahahaha.
– esme upon the Clou thinking his best book has always been The Stand
Hi Esme! I’ve seen you many a time over at Ark’s, thanks for coming by! The Stand IS the best! Love it to bits. One of these decades I might make it to Maine, but until then? I have one of his LEAVES! Hehehe!
Hello there – (should I call you spiders, or herebe?) – and I envy you the leaf too! *laughs*
– esme floating across the Nevada Desert at night watching the M-O-O-N upon the Cloud
Spiders is grand 🙂 I’d love to be seeing the moon, I hear there are fabulous auroras to be seen. We could see them, being so high in latitude. If it wasn’t Ireland and been pissing rain all day!
M-O-O-N, that spells nice to make a new friend!
Really best friend ever. Perfect time of year to go there. How cool! Even the leaf is hauntingly spooky red and dead. Love those gate. (I need a road trip)
It’s amazing how it is perfectly stopped from ageing by being framed and sent 3,000 miles away from home…hmm, spooky?
Time to worry? Remembering the famous movie quote “It’s alive!”…
Wasn’t that a creepy clawed baby?
Or that hand without a body?
Maybe Frankenstein with Gene Wilder…
Oh yes, it is a Frankenstein quote! But isn’t Wilder’s version the best? And Madeline Khan has been one of my heroes since I saw my first Mel Brooks film.
‘Sweet mystery of life, at last I’ve found you!’
What a talented bunch that was! Ah. those were the days of wit, cleverness, and real entertainment.