Thursday, October 29, 2009

I Interrupt this Blog with a Special Bulletin! Wilson has been found!


Who could forget that terrible haunting poignant scene when a be-bearded and lean Tom Hanks cried out: "Wilson? Wilson! Willlllsonnnnnnn! I'm sorry Wilson *sob* I'm sorrrrryyyyyyyyyyyy..... WILLLLLLL iil iill illl soo ah-ah-ah onnnnnnnnnn WI I-il I-il I-ill soo ah-on ah-onnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnn! *SOB*! WILLLSONNNNNNNNNNNNN!"


And poor Wilson just floated off in the South Pacific.


Well, he has been found! In our own Western North Carolina mountains, Haywood County, Lake Junaluska! Washed up by the recent deluge rain. How he made it here is anyone's guess . . . oh the stories Wilson could tell!


Now, sadly, he's been on the skids - as evidenced by the empty whisky bottle, the filth he's living in . . . and it seems he tried to alter his appearance and change his name; but! we know this is our Wilson, and perhaps the restorative nature of our Great Smoky Mountains will enable Wilson to bounce back to his former self. Perhaps he will help clean up the mess he and others have made to the beautiful lake.
Oh happy day! Wilson has been found.


We will return to our regularly scheduled blog posts later . . .
(PS -two things I forgot--first! Angie Ledbetter and I want to post again our Shop with our Online Artists and Artisan friends (and our local community vendors, booksellers, etc!). Check out her site, and also, here is the LINK to my blog post that lists places we can do our holiday, or any other kind of, shopping!

If you have books on your mind, don't forget the indie booksellers, like my own wonderful BelleBooks/Bell Bridge books. And as well, a small indie e-book seller that has, among others, a collection of stories perfect for halloween - published by Drollerie Press -- BUMP IN THE NIGHT. I have a story in there, but mine doesn't compare to the other writers--they have a better handle on writing "scary" stuff that I do, but it was fun being included in the anthology. Check it out - let's support the small presses out there, our blogging community, and our local community vendors!)

16 comments:

Deb Shucka said...

Too funny! Wilson and whiskey in the same pond - now there's a story. :-)

T. Anne said...

LOL, He turned to the 'juice' for comfort.

Meghann LittleStudio said...

You had me laughing out loud at the thought of Wilson on the skids with a whisky bottle. Oh! He must have suffered abandonment issues and gone on a bender ;-)

Analisa said...

Funny!

I always thought it was touching that he brought another ball when he was back in the states and it was in his car as he rode off. I guess he feared being alone again.

Sounds like Wilson needs counseling :)

Diane said...

Just wanted to know if Maggie contacted you with EcoStore. Have a great weekend! :O)

Jessica said...

"on the skids" LOL I'm not sure I've heard that before.
Welcome home, Wilson. :-)

Susan R. Mills said...

Thank God! I've been wondering about Wilson for years. Please take good care of him. :)

smiles4u said...

LOL You are too funny and creative!

Deb@RGRamblings said...

I don't suppose there was a message in that bottle...

Walker said...

Maybe he can be nursed back to health and put out to retire on some nude volley ball only beach.
Hmmmm, I may join Wilson

Karen said...

You are too funny!! You should drop a note to ole Hanks and let him know. :0

Sandra Leigh said...

Silly Kat. Wilson has been re-incarnated as a small, black & white, stuffed dog who lives on my bookcase. Yours must be an impostor. :>)

Sheila Deeth said...

Nice one!

Marguerite said...

You crack me up, sha! Hilarious! :)

A Year on the Grill said...

Katherine, 2 things...

1.) bounce back... too clever!

B.)In a former life, about 20 years ago, I owned an independent bookstore (murder mysteries specialty). It is a wonderful business, I expanded, and was able to sell out pre-monster monster bookstores. Anyone still able to survive financially in this climate should be applauded and rewarded. Thanks for your efforts on their behalf.

Janna Qualman said...

Good news! I've been so worried about Wilson over the years...

LOL!