Friday, April 28, 2006

Blue Steel: Origins

Just an ounce is all I needed from this woman. The guy that married her was very lucky she said yes and broke off another engagement. Yes, so am I.

No one has permission to link this, BTW.

14 comments:

Thomas said...

Who is this?

Scott said...

Grunt... just curious what this post is all about.... a mystery for sure.

Scott

barefoot_mistress said...

Ah the one that got away? We all have a few of those lying around!

logo™ said...

Must.
know.
more.

If you wanna tell and all, when you are comfortable, in your own time and blah blah blah
Now spill it!

The Grunt said...

It's my mother in 1955. Now you get why I'm grateful that shlub got her to marry him. 'Cause, I wouldn't be here. Hence, "origins".

The Grunt said...

I'm sorry about the ambiguity. I like to see how people think, somwtimes

Queue_t said...

I love the zoolander reference, we use it too- espcially for my son J. he really has the le-tigre look LOL

he gets that from me.

this is a beautiful woman. you are a lucky boy. I can see the resemblance right away

logo™ said...

You got a purty mama, boy.

markis said...

your father take the photo? looks like she was in the african sahara...

what an utterly fantastic shot

The Grunt said...

I think it was on a trip with some friends a little after their honeymoon. But the background is decieving. It was up in Washington somewhere.

Crystal said...

grunt mom = beautiful

logo™ said...

That looks like the coast,
very pretty.
And I like her sweater.

Vera said...

agreed, the sweater is awesome. isn't it weird how fashion comes back around again.
and yah, your momma is lovely!
the photo reminds me of something... a movie. i can see her acting in a movie next to james dean or something... i know, a bit wonky...

The Grunt said...

Well, thanks for the compliments, all of yous. I can't take credit for anything there. My dad took the picture (he's was really good at that). As for my mother, when she was young she was into bathing suit competitions and beauty pageants, very into that 40' and 50's glamour. Everyone on my mother's side of the family is ultra good looking. It's my dad's side that brought in the toughness to the mix. Take my grandpa Vern, for example, he ate thunder and crapped lightning, or was it the other way around? Anyways, Vern, as I remember him, was almost exactly like the "Mick" character in Rocky, as played by Burgess Merideth. Kind of scary as a kid, but upon reflection, he was real cool.

Anyways, my mom turns 72 on May 7th. I was her B-day present, 'cause mine's the following day. She has women ten years younger than her tell her that when she get's to their age...etc. etc. Then my mom has to interrupt them and explain that she is quite a bit older than them and it blows these women away. My mom still works fulltime and does Avon on the side. She was my role model growing up, because my dad was in la la land and did not work because of it. I have a guilt complex this big (there is no sign for infinity on this keyboard). I owe her so much.

Alright, I've got to quit, or else I'll start with the water works.