Last night after Bible study, we were talking about Wales & the trip the sponsors are going to be taking there next summer. That somehow morphed into a discussion on differences between the Brits & Americans. One point brought up was that British humor is often very dry and dark. I mentioned that I have an English friend who once told me she could tell by my sense of humor that I'm descended from British stock. One guy said "Yeah, I can see that". From there it went into a discussion of Monty Python and degraded into quotes from MP & the Search for the Holy Grail. (At Bible study!!! - we're bad...)
And now, Bridget, Jon & I are discussing what states still technically have hangings & firing squads as methods of execution on the books. Jon said he's building a gallows in his backyard right next to his greenhouse.
Did I ever mention that Flanders, my older brother, made a working model of a guillotine for freshman shop class? It was the perfect size for a finger, although we only played with pencils & sticks with it. That thing was stinkin' sharp, though...
Oh yeah, we also caught about 50 frogs (for frog legs, ya know), killed 'em & popped all their eyeballs out to keep in a jar... (Whatever happened to that jar, I wonder?) Mom was always finding dead animals in the freezer that I'd find as road kill & keep to dissect.
These are stories I love telling to some of the city-folk to see what reaction I get.