Sunday, April 24, 2011


It is not often that the van Holsteren family has a reunion. This is probably due to a less-than-sympathetic Police Force who do not share the same liking as the family with regards to frank and full exchanges of views.
Recently Evangeline van Holsteren began moping around the Olde Entomologist and being "out of sorts", even banishing Greenish Hugh from the carpark for being "unhygienic". Partly, that is precisely Greenish Hugh but it was felt it was best not to argue.
Eventually the flying barstools and "trousers-on" raids became too repressive and an anonymous note using words cut from magazines was glued to Little Tim's hand asking "Wot's up with you? Two for one Tuesday at Willie Shrimp's house of  Beef Substitute"
So it came out that the van Holsteren family would be reunioning and Evangeline was unsure what to wear to the saturday night "Political Systems, Science and Willie Shrimp meetballs, evening".
Oh! we vouchsafed, why did you not say? Immediately ideas began to pour out and within 5 hours we had  "nice floral hat" written down.
Needless to say the marketing people at Riddled Industry stepped up to the mark and produced a very Evangeline costume.
With Greenish Hugh and Little Tim to push the tableau into the hall we are sure Evangeline will be the winner, the hard bit will be to get the gear off her, what with having nicked acquired some items from history.
I must say the Tablets of Justice (now with a reading light) are pretty jazzy.


ifthethunderdontgetya™³²®© said...

That's a fancy flashlight!

ifthethunderdontgetya™³²®© said...

Also, I'm liking the verb "vouchsafed".

M. Bouffant said...

How many shrimp willies does one need per meatball?

Kathleen said...

I dream of being this incomprehensible

Big Bad Bald Bastard said...

The best thing about a floral hat is that it cuts down on one's carbon footprint.

Smut Clyde said...

one's carbon footprint

I find the phrase "carbon sequestration" to be more elegant and less pejorative than "bodies in the basement".

That's a fancy flashlight!
Thank you, I am often told that, wait you said flashlight.