a tale of tails, tenacity, and tedium, as told by me, usually barefoot and bellowing

Sunday, July 5, 2015

Bathers

Bathers, 1950 by George Tooker
A prompt from Magpie Tales

*I see you.  

Watching us. 

Hiding behind your jelly roll hair trying to look cool with weed hanging out of your mouth. Your chrome-plated image doesn't impress me.  

Sister Rosemary warned us about boys like you.  Hot-rodders, she called them.  Sister Rosemary blushed as she told us in class how we could be taken advantage of by boys. Some of the girls giggled and whispered as if it was a good thing.  

Back seat bingo was a game I didn't play so matter how well you can burn rubber. You don't razz my berries.

You'd better split unless your cruising for a bruising.  I hear Sister Rosemary coming. She'll go ape if she finds you here...looking at us.

*If you weren't around during the fifties, go here to understand the slang.

21 comments:

Sandra said...

love it and i can totally see why you went with Sister Rosemary....

Karen S. said...

Wait, okay I'm back up off the floor, jolly fun read! You sure did ace this and rocked my morning big time! This is so good you must find somewhere to get this printed in some publication. Really. It's like a blast from those good old days long, long gone now!

Kathe W. said...

very fun and I'm with Karen! Excellent!

Keith Hillman said...

Oh, I was there and you just took me right back! Absolutely brilliant.

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Berowne said...

You have razzed everyone's berries...

Debbie said...

This really is awesome!! Fun and very well done!!

McGuffy Ann Morris said...

Well done for this (painting) prompt!

LindaG said...

Haha. This was a good one, Gail. :-)

Elena Sands said...

Fantastic!This was an awesome little short Loved it. :-)

Michael said...

You dont mess with Sister Rose! Shell mess you up

Truedessa said...

That was fun to read..sounds like Sister Rosemary had things under control..I had to laugh at this part "you don't razz by berries"..Did people really say that?

rhymeswithbug said...

This gave me a big tickle!

Mama Zen said...

This is really fun!

DEE DEE said...

I total fun read read. Loved it

Michaele said...

Love that image! I had to go look up back seat bingo. LOL

Lynne said...

EXCELLENT . . .
Gotta love that Sister Rosemary!

Kutamun said...

Chaste not want not !

Helen said...

Oh I was there ~~ for sure!

rallentanda said...

LOL....Sister Rosemary is ubiquitous amongst the convent gals regardless of nation !

Bekkie Sanchez said...

An awesome write bringing back many memories. I did not have to look up 50's slang. Lol!

Susan Anderson said...

Love the voice of this girl.
Love the "You don't razz my berries."

=)

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