took it upon herself to fix some
pictures I had to get them back on the wall. I had
two regular water colors and two rather unusual
Oriental Demon Masks. All four belonged to my parents and I know for a fact
that the Oriental Demon Masks were a wedding gift to my parents (who were
married in Hell,
—fitting, isn't it?). For years they sat in the attic of my
Dad's parent's house collecting dust. I gathered them on a visit one year,
much to the dismay of my Mom. It was only after I inherited Condo Conner
that I actually hung them up just outside the Computer Room.
But eventually the wire on the back of the frame broke so they've been
sitting in my room waiting till someone got around to fixing them.
I also had a few African masks that my Dad's mom
got for me in the mid 80s. She knew I liked the Oriental Demon Masks but
also knew that my Mom would never allow them back in her house. So one
summer in the mid-80s we found a pair of masks at a garage sale and paid
something like $1 each or something like that. Pretty cheap. And
they had been lying around in the room just lying around, since
there was no real way to hang them up.
But Spring found a way using picture hooks, one on each side and one at the
bottom, and used hanging wire to connect them all in the back with an round
picture hook at the junction of wire. She then hung them up along the front
entry wall to break up the expansive space of white wall. It actually looks
And yes, we did name them. Bob, Bing, Byron and Arsenio. Any relations to
anyone living or dead is purely coincidental.
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