Friday, May 27, 2011

Best to run away if you see someone with this on a foggy London night

 For the last couple of years Kristen has been keeping any interesting looking walking sticks we find and putting them in my old cane hatstand which I have had for a few years now.
"Whats the point of having a hallstand with a place for walking sticks and umbrellas and not having any there ?" he would tell me as I would give him a look that said why are you keeping that thing. (Not that I can talk with way too many West German vases)
After all why have walking sticks around the house before you really need them ?  They just remind you of what one day life will be like as you hobble along.
Chauncy happily volunteered to play the part of an old person walking along with this walking stick that Kristen picked up a couple of weeks ago.

                  but I could not make him look fearsome as he revealed the long Victorian blade....that's teenagers for you.
The funny thing was Kristen picked this up with a few other run of the mill walking sticks and thought nothing of it. Until, when he got home and we were unpacking the ute he noticed that the top had worked loose from the base in the back of the car and of course, like any typical Australian male, was immediately very excited by anything sharp, bright and deadly.
So in honour of this being a Kristencentric post I will add his favourite song for the week. He has been listening to The Beach Boys ~ Pet Sounds Album from 1965 after he read that The Beatles upon hearing it thought they had better get their act together and the result was 1966's Sgt Pepper's Lonely hearts Club Band. I never used to like the Beach Boys, but I guess it must be as I am getting older I have been really enjoying the whimsy and warmth of this song "Wouldn't it be nice..." which is the first song off Pet Sounds.


  1. That's a really cool find! You just know there's a fascinating story behind it. How old do you think it is?

  2. Never liked the Beach Boys? Wash your mouth out! Pet Sounds is amazing. Brian Wilson was a genius. Those harmonies. I just can't but feel so happy & light when I hear their music. I've told my family that if they ever have to pick music for my funeral, I want one of the songs to be "I Can Hear Music" by the Beach Boys. I reckon you're always young when you hear them sing.

  3. That is one scary walking stick...great find!

    Hope you all have a fabulous weekend.

    Best wishes always,

  4. That is a cool but icky find, suppose there always has been a need to feel protected in the streets. Have seen lots of sports walking sticks out hiking around the hills, maybe they are making a come back?

  5. Kristen does have a point you know. Plus we're all getting older, and a walking stick/dagger could be very handy.
    Chauncy made me laugh with his expression holding the dagger. Next time he'll need a suit What's that hanging on the wall behind him? It looks great from what I can see.
    Wouldn't it be nice... if my reno was over... I

  6. That is one scary but cool cane - the one Chauncy's holding - and it even has a blade for self-defense! Absolutely old school! Indeed, this is a cane for women who can't learn much of the art of self-defense using a cane. Maybe, Kristen has this broad fascination for walking sticks.

  7. i have one walking stick that good for self defense. antique walking sticks

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