Past Imperfect

Past Imperfect – #63

It was shortly after this startling moment at her birthday party that Little Doris began to search for adoption papers hidden in attic boxes. But first, she might as well snag one of those delicious chocolates. No need letting that go to waste…


Previously published in “Crusty Pie” and “Bonnywood Manor”.  Revised somewhat for this post.


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  1. Clever!! You unearthed the extremely rare photo of the one and only ‘megaphone hats’ society. Someone lost an eye during the presumed revelries and those kind of cone hats were banned. Well until the 1980s (90s?) when some idiot wrote a movie script about a relatively obscure SNL skit. Dan Ackroyd’s career never recovered and Jane Curtain fell off the movie radar completely afterward.

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    • Yes, it’s a bit sad, culturally, that the “Coneheads” become not only a national phenomenon but a franchise as well. Was there really NOTHING else for us to rally around as a society? Sigh.


  2. I once had a guy character tease a female protag that she ate so much chocolate because it was a sex substitute. Truer words never written. Bring on the double-dipped peanuts from the Candy Shoppe in Galena, IL. We all have our favorite ways to go.

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    • And really, almost everything we do or consume can be considered sex substitutes. After all, at the core, we are beastly and primal. It’s the taming of both that has been a critical crux in modern societies. Well, most of them, anyway…

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  3. Hmm… yes, I suppose I would have taken a chocolate too, though I love her dubious countenance. She’s a smart one, that little girl. No doubt we are seeing the beginnings of her feminist leaning later in life.

    Have to ask: who is Harry Wenger? I did the googlet thing, ‘natch, and all I found was a music program. Were these three his drum majors?

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    • Agreed, Little Doris was on the verge of feminism, one of the many who eventually fought the good fight.

      As for Harry Wenger, I faced the same dilemma. I couldn’t find out much about him, but hey, that’s the name in the lower right corner, so I had to give tribute since this photo wasn’t mine. (Of course, this calls into question the myriad other photos I have used that weren’t mine but I didn’t give a tribute, but we won’t dwell on that, until litigation is pending…)

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