Encountering Old Friends When Looking For a Ukulele


I was very proud today, when my visiting daughter was looking for our ukulele, to be able to direct her immediately to an old box that was never unpacked after our last move several years ago.

Amazingly enough when she pulled the box down from the top of a closet, we saw the word “ukulele” scribbled on one flap.

Even more amazing was the fact that the ukulele was actually IN the box.

And beneath the ukulele, on top of a three games of Monopoly and one of a Scrabble, was an old sketch pad that included a series of drawings and paintings I did for a yet unpublished children’s book.

I’d almost completely forgotten about the book.  It is about–you guessed it–a couple of elephants, a dog, and a yoga mouse.

They reunite above.


Join me at dVerse Poets Pub tomorrow where I am hosting the Poetics Prompt.  I’d give you a hint of the prompt, but I’m not completely sure yet!  Come to dVerse and check it out!!!!

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7 Comments on “Encountering Old Friends When Looking For a Ukulele”

  1. David King Says:

    Amazement wrapped in stupefaction, boxed in incredulity! Couldn’t have happened in our house.

  2. brian miller Says:

    nice…a very cool find…i love the uke so would love to hear….and how cool on finding the book drawings as well…so you will finish it?

    • ManicDdaily Says:

      Good question! I always liked the story but I have so many unfinished projects not sure I’d choose it first. Though maybe. It might be most fun because of pics. k.

  3. janehewey Says:

    you elephants have endearing faces.

  4. hedgewitch Says:

    I have boxes like that that have survived years of moves–I try to throw a bit out each times, but there are always the ukeleles and the notebooks and the little funny postcards you hung over your typewriter(I did give away the typewriter!) and such. I’ll be around later to check out the prompt and see what you finally decide to do. ;_)

  5. cloudfactor5 Says:

    Very nice drawing and a Ukulele is a very cool instrument to play!

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