Wednesday, July 11, 2012

'The Boys'


When Ron's Mom was alive we were known as 'the boys' in her circle of friends. That was fine by us because they were lots of fun to be around and they accepted us with 'open arms'.

This past Sunday we met another set of 'the boys'.



Robbie has been standing here for as long as I can remember.



And he hasn't changed much at all!



Robert Burns can be found in Victoria Park in Halifax.


At the other end of the park can be found the other 'boy'.



So as you can see 'the boys' in this park are both writers.



The former is a poet and the latter a novelist and both from Scotland.






22 comments:

  1. We hold a Burns' supper every few years. Though a Scot, Roddy's accent has faded so to recite The ode to The Haggis & Skelkirk grace he has to put on a strong accent which is hilarious !

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    1. I remember your post about this Penny! 50% of my ancestry is Scottish and occasionally it will surface particularly with music.

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  2. Wow, after so many years, these boys look so good. I wonder what their secret it ;) Robbie looks really handsome the way he's dressed.

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    1. Yes Martha he does and is really stylin' in that outfit!

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    1. Here it comes! A wee bit of Scottish are ye?

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  4. The park and its statuary look lovely!

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    1. This park Pat is bordered by streets in downtown Halifax and is lined throughout with trees, statues and a fountain at one end. A very well used park by all.

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  5. Beautiful! And Robbie, was my sister's favorite poet...

    Jerry and I have always been "the boys" but since moving to Spain we have become "los chicos." Is it because we are so totally immature?

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    1. Nice! Yes, maybe that is it....we gay boys are considered 'boys' because in the past we (collectively) never had kids of our own and were never really taken too too seriously and were looked at as not growing up fully?! Who knows!

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    2. Ron is of course speaking for himself!! lol

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  6. What a fine looking man Robert Burns was.
    We call the horses "the boys".

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    1. Are they geldings? Just asking.....lol

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    2. Yes, they are all geldings. Calling them "the boys" is a term of affection. We love them to bits.

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  7. I'm quite taken with Robby... But being old, well... and him being bronze...
    He is a darling. Lovely park.

    Hmm, I don't say "boys", I usually say "guys" and that means anybody. I have problems with pigeon-holing people.

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    1. We still have his poetry Sharon! Ever tried writing poetry?

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  8. That's cute! Especially because in the 70s my grandparents lived on Gabriola and were neighbours with a male couple, also called The Boys, with great affection and love. They were in their 70s hee hee. I have such great memories of them, they were lovely humans.

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  9. Someday there will be a statue of you and Ron, I'm sure of it.

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