Wednesday, December 20, 2006

Miracle on Devonshire



HELLO MARSTON
MIRACLE ON DEVONSHIRE ROAD SORT OF
BEFORE STEVIE & I COULD RUN FASTER THAN OUR MOTHER, WE WERE
HOODWINKED-SLICKERED-HORNSWOGGLED, INTO BEING CHRISTMAS CHOIR BOYS.

THERE WERE A COUPLE PRACTICES TO BE READY,WHEN WE ARRIVED AT THE CHURCH, THE MINISTER (REV. VINCENT) KNEW ALL THE KIDS WERE ALL WOUND UP, SO HE WOULD HAVE EVERYBODY SCREAM UNTIL HE SAW US STARTING TO TURN PINK.

AS WE WERE SITTING IN THE NORMAL CHOIR SPOT TO PRACTICE, MAYBE SOME KIND OF PLOT TO MAKE US FEEL MORE IMPORTANT, STEVIE FOUND A COUPLE OF TINS OF THROAT LOZENGES IN THE HOLDERS THAT HELD ALL THE HYMN BOOKS, WHICH HE & I TRIED IMMEDIATELY. NOW AT THE BEST OF TIMES BACK THEN UNTIL NOW,

A FLUSHING TOILET IS MORE MELODIC THAN WE COULD EVER BE, BUT THOSE THROAT LOZENGES CONSTRICTED OUR VOCAL CHORDS SO WE HAD TO LIP SINC ALL THE CHISTMAS CAROLS. WE WOULD HAVE PUT MILLIE VINILLIE TO SHAME.

IT SEEMS WE WERE DECADES AHEAD OF THE TIMES. AT THE CANDLE LIGHT SERVICE, WHICH WE HAD TO PERFORM, THE LIP SINC METHOD WAS USED, ALL THE WHILE GIVING GENTLE PUFFS TO GET OUR CANDLES TO FLICKER.

IN THE PHOTO OF THIS BLESSED EVENT ARE TERRY & BARBARA CAVERLY ALSO STEVIE PLUS MYSELF (RICHARD). WHAT WAS IT MARSTON OUR PARENTS SAID OR CALLED US, BLACK ANGELS WITH SQUARE HALOES?

Thanks Richard (Hemingway) W.
I think that may have been the polite one that they called us in front of company…

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