Tag: History

Past Imperfect – #531

Life is often confusing, but one thing is abundantly clear: In order to win the Miss America contest in 1935, contestants did whatever it took to get the rural vote…  Note: This is Exhibit #11 in Bonnywood’s March Madness. Details found here. And yes, this is a publicity […]

Past Imperfect – #213

Okay, folks, we’re going to deviate somewhat from my usual methodology with this type of post… This Past Imperfect is one that has languished on “Crusty Pie” without being revised and shared on Bonnywood. I’m not a fan of the original micro-story I scribbled, yet I’ve been unable, […]

Past Imperfect – #182

Left to right… Guy #1: “Golly gee, I can’t believe I got elected to Congress with these other fine gentlemen. I was just trying to get a fishing license and I guess I filled out the wrong paperwork. I don’t even know where Washington is. I wonder if […]

Past Imperfect – #178

Are any of these men able to wear a hat with grace and style? No. Is the happy kindergarten teacher with the six beers an alcoholic? Yes. Is that Sandra Bernhard doing a photo bomb on the right? Quite possibly. Will any of these people remember what they […]

Past Imperfect – #474

Note: This bit seriously messes with the time-space continuum. Just raise your arms and ride the roller-coaster… King Edward VIII: “And so it is with heavy heart that I must abdicate the throne so I can be with the woman I love. I’m sure that many of you […]

Past Imperfect – #140

 Glycerina was rather proud of her festive ensemble, as she well should be. After all, it had taken a tremendous amount of effort to put things together, what with The Great War going on and everyone being so bitchy about supplies and late shipments and “personal sacrifice for […]

Past Imperfect – #409

As Mrs. Shawn rounded the corner into the living room, she finally began to realize that her son might never marry. Still, there was hope. Mrs. Shawn: “Darling, must you?” Ted: “Yes, Mother. I must provide an output for my muse.” Mrs. Shawn: “I’d rather you not be […]