Let me explain.........
I mentioned in my last post that we had some friends over and we played a fun little game. This was not like your usual pictionary, scrabble, etc. That would be just too common for Mike and I. Let me give you a little set up first.....
A couple of weeks ago when Mike was off we decided to hit some antique shops just to browse. We really do not need anything, but we love to look. When I found that one piece of art work featured HERE
, I also found a beautiful old family black and white photo in the coolest frame. We kept looking at it, really admiring it. However, the thought of a strange family hanging on our wall just kinda creeped us out. We had no history, Like what if this family was killed in a car accident? , or whatever, they had major issues, etc....we just could not get past something not being right. Now don't get me wrong, a lot of our pieces we have little or none history, however there is NOT a face attached to it, if you know what I mean. So we left with our one little purchase of $20.00 and felt happy with that. We could not stop thinking and talking about the picture though. We loved the idea of an old original photo in a frame. So MIKE, in his usual EBAY fashion browsing, found a really neat picture in bubble glass of a cute young man making his communion. He showed it to me, and I immediately loved the background and setting, and the kid was cute too. We both felt a good vibe. Mike won the bid, and within a week, we had a strange boy in our home on the wall. You can see by the date it is old. This person may very well still be alive.
Well we decided he needed a name SOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO......what we did was have all our party guests, first look at the picture, write a first name, separate paper, Middle initial, separate paper, and last name separate paper. Put it in my chalice cup, (first all the first name), pull from the cup, middle initial, pull from the cup, etc. So we all partaked in the naming of this fine young Man. I found the cup at the Goodwill for a buck.
First NAME: MAURICE
Middle INITIAL: P.
LAST NAME: LOMBARDI
How much fun and laughter we had I can't even tell you. It was hilarious, and everyone had a ball.
We love the name, which by the way Maurice was the one I wrote down. They all asked where did I come up with that one? I have no clue, but I always loved that song from way back when where the verse is" Some people call me MAURICE, cuz I'm a joker, I am smoker, I'm a midnight toker (NONE OF that is true for the record) but you get the gist, well the joker part is!
So please give a warm welcome to Maurice P Lombardi.....applause applause....applause.
Please pardon the glare on these pictures, as I mentioned this is bubble glass, so no matter what time of day there is a reflection.
Here was my Goodwill score, how cool was that, it just was calling our name!
Maurice resides on this wall where the three tins are hanging to your right. I think this constitutes for Kim's Party, from Boring to Better.
I will also be linking to Linda for her Junkin finds Friday
Also joining Kristen at My uncommon slice of Suburbia
Cindy at My Romantic home