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October 6, 2014 / philosophermouseofthehedge

Bob: Seventeen. Right passage.

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Simple. Life. Yes. No. Stay. Go. Β©

Morning delivers cold pieces of bare truth.

Neighbor teen tall, but inside small.

Stunned. Giddy.

She’s liked enough to be trashed.

Life brighter.

Small bits always remembered.



More Bob here.

house and yard toilet papered IMG_3498

Explanation? Bob unconcerned. (Staff: Fall prank by high school kids. A show of acceptance into the club/group.)Β Β©


  1. shoreacres / Oct 6 2014 12:48 pm

    I didn’t realize such things still happened. I thought everyone busied themselves with inappropriate photos or trashing people on FB these days. I love seeing that. Dare I say it reminds me of certain adventures in my own young life?


  2. Paul / Oct 6 2014 1:10 pm

    Ahhh, looks like Texas Albino Spanish Moss. Very decorative. Bob, in all his wisdom, has correctly identified the harmless, and playful nature of the infestation. It can be quite eye-catching in a high wind.


  3. Carrie Rubin / Oct 6 2014 3:22 pm

    I’ve never had my yard toilet-papered, and I hope I never do. I’ve heard it’s tricky to get rid of, especially if it rains!

    Liked by 1 person

    • philosophermouseofthehedge / Oct 6 2014 4:04 pm

      Bob. “Streamers easy. Snagged bits in top, impossible. Thunderstorm now. Biodegradable? Bye.”


      • Carrie Rubin / Oct 6 2014 4:17 pm

        Haha, let’s hope it’s biodegradable.


  4. Your Moderate Mama / Oct 6 2014 3:41 pm

    When I was young and “trashed” worthy, it always equalled a 6am wake-up call from my dad and a hose!!

    Not cool… not cool!!


  5. bulldog / Oct 6 2014 5:22 pm

    Looks like that tree took a dump


  6. Robin / Oct 6 2014 10:33 pm

    Glad to see some things haven’t changed (although I wouldn’t want to be on clean-up duty).


    • philosophermouseofthehedge / Oct 6 2014 10:45 pm

      Bob: “Must have had new directives. Much easier to remove than last years…until it rained.Smile at simple pleasures of childhood. Bye Bob”


  7. marthaschaefer / Oct 7 2014 12:39 am

    Where is staff when you need them, Bob?


    • philosophermouseofthehedge / Oct 7 2014 9:03 pm

      Bob:”Picking up dog and cat hair tumbleweed. There’s a cure for that. Won’t consider. Bye”


  8. susielindau / Oct 7 2014 3:13 am

    I love Bob!


  9. jannatwrites / Oct 7 2014 4:12 am

    As long as they didn’t wet it down, the TP is fun πŸ™‚ I figured out quickly such pranks weren’t for me… I laughed so hard I couldn’t get the rolls tossed high enough in the trees/cacti!


  10. EllaDee / Oct 8 2014 3:22 am

    In my youth TP was a handy medium… At my friend’s boarding school it was rationed, so of course all the students then used it, unused, for writing paper… In celebraton of end of year we unfurled it out of bus windows. We adorned the school grounds and students in it at “muck up” prior to our last days. Such a universal, available item πŸ™‚


  11. jmmcdowell / Oct 9 2014 12:45 am

    Not something that I faced in school! Not being that popular helped. πŸ™‚ I had no idea kids still did this today.


  12. angelswhisper2011 / Oct 9 2014 6:36 pm

    Bob, I could have climbed that tree and draped it with paper..I still climb like a 17 πŸ˜‰ Pawkisses πŸ™‚


    • philosophermouseofthehedge / Oct 9 2014 10:19 pm

      Bob: “Play to one is work to another. Play and art: identical to those who thoughts climb high. Creative nod and claw wave. Bye”

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  13. PiedType / Oct 10 2014 9:13 pm

    Crown to ground. Some talented tree trimmers at work. Brings back the good ol’ days.


    • philosophermouseofthehedge / Oct 10 2014 9:37 pm

      Bob: “SkIlled. Molly enchanted during their silent performance….or they bribed her. Bye.”



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