So earlier this past week I mentioned that my grandmother's boyfriend died. I also said my neighbor was growing a squirrel on his face, but now have regrets over making fun of his beard.
When I was growing up, I had four sets of grandparents. They were not all officially real ones, but since divorce ran in the family I had lots of fun people to pick from.
I like to watch Madman and imagine that things were a bit like that back in the day.
Lloyd Fargo was one cool cat. My grandmother's boyfriend had a motorcycle and took me on rides. Not to mention he owned these huge ass spruce trees in his front yard perfect for making forts under.
They were together for a very long time when I was growing up until some unfortunate incident regarding a kitchen counter and a saw.
One of my fondest Lloyd memories is my first tape. I got the awesomest present one Christmas and it was a REAL TAPE PLAYER where I could record my own voice. And play music. It was small enough I could lug it around and lug it around everywhere I did. It was likely the size of a dictionary to put it into perspective.
Lloyd must have gotten sick of me playing my own self back over and over again and went out to his truck and got me a very old Crosby Stills Nash and Young tape minus the cover and slightly sticky from rolling around in the glove box.
I MEMORIZED that tape!
One of their song titles made for a good scrapbook page title.
I kinda think it fits their relationship. Here are the lyrics that I used:
Just a song before I go
To whom it may concern
Traveling twice the speed of sound
It's easy to get burned
Love this crazy paper I printed out from an old book I had called the Pokey Puppy!
If you get the urge, this page was created for the first of the month challenge over at Another Freaking Scrappy.
Anne is challenging us to: Scrap or art journal about a favourite song in from your teens. You can scrap some of the lyrics, or the title, or a photo of the band …
Interestingly enough, I was in my teens when I went to my first Crosby Stills Nash and Young concert. Couldn't really see the band from the seats we had due to pot smoke haze, but the music was fantastic!
Hope your weekend is full of scrappy time! ;-)