The Family (Or most of them)

The Family (Or most of them)
The Family

June 4, 2010

India and 1979 and other things

This is a mug I picked up many moons ago in Germany. It is beside one of my speakers and a cool knick knack thing of a couple. On top of the speaker is another thing I picked up in Argentina.
Enough said...But this doesn't have the story you think. One of my sisters is a breast cancer survivor, thus she gave me a coffee cup that is in the form of a breast.

TThis above is mostly stuff I picked up in India and in Iran

Who's that guy who cut his ear off? Well, this a sculpure of him by my son, Evan.

Here's just more knick nacks, part of my life.

This is a mask I bought in Spain, a beautiful place where I covered the 1992 Olympics.

This is a cup of Marvin The Martian, one of my favourite characters ever.

I can't recall the origins of this, but I can't help but think my best friend Donn Coppens is somehow involved.

This is obviously from my kids, Monica and Evan.

This is a painting of a snake charmer from India.

This is a licence plate from India that I picked up on the ground after passing out outside due to too much Indian beer, I seem to recall.

I tried to copy and paste some stuff in here, but it didn't work. It's my new Farcebook way of doing things. Don't actually THINK, just try to be fast and down and dirty and don't really use the brain we were given.

It's the same thing that's happening to newspapers.

It's like they DON'T actually want us to think any more. Because IF we did, we might actually understand how commercial interest and the importance of making the almighty buck have become.


  1. Boobies!

    Marvin the Martian!

    Thank you for this glimpse inside Chateau Orion.

    It's like they DON'T actually want us to think any more.

    Well you are one person who won’t let that happen. It’s up to us to question things and not let government or media make our minds up FOR us.

  2. MJ: Yes! Boobies! Amazing invention of nature, I would venture. You are welcome. It is always Chateau Orion's pleasure to welcome you.

  3. amazing stuff, sugar! it's always interesting to wander around somebody's home! ;~D xoxoxoxox

  4. Savannah: these are but some of my worldly artifacts collected in a lifetime of travelling, exploring and being inquisitive. Everybody has their own sentimental things full of memories and smiles and tears. That's why we call them trasures or knick knacks and why we can never throw them away. It would be like throwing part of ourselves away.

  5. You have some great stuff! Fantastic collection of art pieces and knick knacks with a great tale to go with each item.

    I like collecting stuff from all over different places I visit. I'm actually kind of a pack rat and have to clean out my place like every three months, purging all the junk like grocery store receipts and items that've broken down or I no longer use. I have movie stubs and some airplane tickets from years ago--but I can't seem to part with them because they remind of important events that I was at and the people I was with at the time.

  6. EroSwings: great knick knacks, which are worth treasuring and reminding you of the cliffs you've stood at the edge of. It's when you PUT yourself out of your comfort zone that you learn and experience and remember. :-) I, too, have a hard time throwing things out.

  7. I try to bring home some sort of artwork from each place I visit. Thank you for sharing yours.


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