Friday, December 16, 2005

What? No Popemobile?

One of the most interesting new blogs, Either End of the Curve, cited this post, leading me to a spray promising to give someone instant understanding of Modern Art.

Reader__iam, the author of the Curve blog, said that her favorite item on, where the spray was featured, was a Sigmund Freud Action Figure

That triggered a memory...

Some months before his death, we saw a John Paul II doll at Half Price Books.

He was fully vested and wore a miter. I could just see some kid, after getting the doll for a birthday or Christmas, staging fights between his GI Joe and the Pope.

Not long after that, my wife and I were in this little shop that stocks all sorts of unique items. On a rack with various paper doll books, I spied one featuring John Paul at different stages of his life. You could dress and undress the young Karol; do the same thing with Father Karol; and later, accessorize the Pope.

One thing I have yet to see though, is a Popemobile at Toys-R-Us.


reader_iam said...

Wow! Thanks for the kind words, Mark Daniels. I didn't see this until now, but I can tell you that I'm actually glad. It's been such a busy, challenging day (time), that coming across them right now, this Friday night, is especially welcome.

Blessings to you--my very first commenter, remember? (Wednesday, November 16, 2005 3:31:59 PM,) In response to my very first post, too (11/13/2005 12:24 AM).

: )

P.S. Word verification of qongwh ...
sort of the sound of a church bell tolling, yes? How appropos!

reader_iam said...

Hmmm ... Nov. 16 ...

A month to the day ...

Mark Daniels said...

I'm sorry that you've been having some rough times and very glad that this gave you a smile. Your blog is great! God bless!


PS: Some day I might be the answer to a trivia question about your blog: "Who was the first commenter...?"