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May 27, 2010

This One Is For You, Kelly (but I hope everyone else likes it too)!!!

By Sara In AZ


I could not resist doing this post for Kelly, who probably had the best Flickr page – EVER.  Her Flickr page is gone now (wahhhhhh!!!) but I had to do this tribute to Jack (her vintage mannequin).

Oh my gosh y’all Mike and I were out shopping the other day when we came across these poor souls.

I asked them what their names were.

The older one said his name was John.

The younger one said his name was Jacques.

They are brothers.

I asked them what on earth they were doing in an antique store and they said they were sold off as slaves to the antique store.  As you can see from the pictures, they donot have their hands attached. John told me that their slave owners only let them have their hands when they are working at night, under strict supervision, so as to lessen their chances of escaping slavery. 

Unfortunately, they only have one outfit to share between them so John got the pants and Jacques has the shirt and hat. I feel bad that Jacques has to go around wearing no pants, maybe if we all chip in we could buy him some pants?  Jacques feels lucky to be able to wear feathers though, I thought that was a nice touch from the slave owners.

Jacques told me that they were hitch-hiking their way to Tennessee from California when they were sold into slavery by a Mr. Claws right here in Arizona. Jacques said they were trying to find his long lost lost twin brother that he had heard about many years ago. He thought his name might be Jack.

The slave owners told John and Jacques to always have a smile on while the store is open, to act really happy and cheerful, but NO talking to the customers. I had to be very careful to not let anyone see me talking with John and Jacques. You can see they do look really cheerful, but there were tears on the inside.

I said they should just come with us right now, we would rescue them and send them onto Tennessee.

But they said one one of their slave owners was right there! Yikes! The evil Egyptian Lady Indra. See, they have to look happy in front of her, she is watching them ALL the time. She also likes to wear small sombreros!

Sooooo, to get these poor chaps out of slavery from the antique store it will only cost ….$623! Plus Tax!

Despite what the tags say they are not “Very Happy” here.  🙂

Does anyone want to rescue them from a life of servitude and give them their hands back full time?

Let me know y’all.

*Miss Ya Kelly!*

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6 Responses to This One Is For You, Kelly (but I hope everyone else likes it too)!!!

  1. Miri Reply

    May 27, 2010 at 7:27 am


  2. sablemable Reply

    May 27, 2010 at 7:43 am


    Oh, my! I am laughing so hard! Hand me a box of tissues, quick!

  3. Kristine Reply

    May 27, 2010 at 9:35 am

    OMG!!!I WANT!!!!!!ROFL!!!(I must seek therapy)..lol
    YOU are just tooo funny!!!;-)

  4. Kelly Reply

    May 27, 2010 at 9:56 am

    Haaa! Sara, you are a trip! (and thanks for your kind words!)

    Judging by those outfits, they’ve done a little time on an old fashioned chain gang too! (or a chain gang themed musical review….those feathers, my gosh!) The saddest part about this story is that without their hands, they’ll never be able to hitchhike again. 🙁

    I gotta tell ya – I’ve never seen that John one before. What an expression! He makes Jack and Jacques look absolutely tame. 🙂

    I hope that they can escape. That Indra lady doesn’t look so tough so the hope is that they’ll get their hands back, knock her over like a pine tree and head for the hills! (of Tennessee? Hopefully!)

    Thanks for the update! I’ll let Jack know that he has kin out there having adventures even if they ARE harrowing ones.

  5. Manny Reply

    May 27, 2010 at 10:00 am

    The short one wants my soooooooooul omg.. sooo scary!

  6. Sara in AZ Reply

    May 27, 2010 at 12:16 pm

    Miri – Glad you got a kick out of them!

    Kristine – I totally want them too! Glad you liked it!

    Manny – The short one totally wants your soul, he told me so!

    Sableeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee!!!! – Here are some tissues girl!

    Kelly!!!!!! So glad you got a kick out of it! I could not believe it when I saw these guys. I actually did not have my camera the first time I saw them, so we went back and I got all these different pics of them – I think everyone thought I was NUTS taking ALL these pics of the guys. Mike actually thought they were pretty cool too, but we could not justify spending over $600 on them. Maybe they will get marked down one day and we will be able to free them from slavery! Chain gang themed musical review – LOVE IT! 🙂 I think they could totally take Indra. 🙂 Hopefully they will be free soon!

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