SMILE!

Since my last post in May, I had seen a few painted rocks around my Sun City Peachtree community; however, nothing that really inspired me.  Today, while out enjoying the beautiful evening, I noticed this cutie resting on a bench:

I smiled on command. How could I not? Sure, there is plenty to not smile about and plenty that brings me to tears these days. Thanks to this bright-eyed smilie, I had just a little more spring to my step.

SEPARATED MASKED TWIN BROTHERS DISCOVERED!

It’s been a few weeks now that I have been on the search during my morning and evening walks for prowling “Uga,” the University of Georgia bulldog mascot.  I’ve searched high and low, and I always search the fire hydrants.  But, it appears as if our collegiate rivalry remains between just the Clemson Tiger and Georgia Tech Yellowjackets.

Since my last post, I spotted a couple of painted rocks with a complimentary “You Rock” on one, and “Rock On” on the other.  I also found “Hope”—something badly needed, since my usual half-full glass seems to have a slow leak in it.

All three rocks were left in other areas of the community to be discovered by unsuspecting walkers.  Since those rocks have all disappeared, perhaps somebody else has found “hope,” too.  Perhaps they have a half-empty glass and need hope even more than I do.

Well, off I went on my continued search for Uga, when a couple of days ago, I came across what I thought was the triplet of those two blue-eyed masked cuties I wrote about in my first post, and again in my last post.  This guy even had eye brows and hair that matches his stylish bow tie!  I brought him home to keep me company at my computer.

But wait!  There’s more!!  Today, I came across his twin with matching hair and bow ties, separated at birth!  So, the twins have twin brothers!  Two sets of twins!!  Here they are, reunited once again:

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Will their family grow?  Do they have sisters?  Will they ever get to remove their masks so we can see their handsome smiles?  We can only

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THE PLOT THICKENS

The masked man has a twin!  A quite dapper one, I should say, because he is wearing a rather stylish bow tie.  Now, these questions remain:  Do they have a triplet?  Will he be as dapper as the twin?  Will he also have blue eyes like his brothers?  Will there be a sister?  The plot thickens…

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Meanwhile, today, May 4, 2020, after kidnapping the bow-tied twin (and visiting his brother still in yesterday’s resting place, more discoveries were made. A college football rivalry seems to be brewing here at Sun City Peachtree.  A Clemson Tiger prowled his way south to Griffin, Georgia.  Not to be outdone, TWO Yellowjackets buzzed there way south from Georgia Tech, in Atlanta, to sting The Tiger.  So, where’s Uga?  It seems as if UGA’s Uga has yet to drool his way down from Athens and mark his territory.  I fully expected to find him on one of the fire hydrants.  Perhaps the Yellowjackets scared him off.

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Who (or what) will we find on tomorrow’s walk?  We will release today’s kidnapped gang and be on the lookout!

WHO IS THIS MASKED MAN?

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Ever since COVID-19 forced the closure of Club Peachtree, the recreation center in my active adult community, my husband and I have been going on morning walks, taking turns choosing a different route.  One day, along the way, we discovered this masked blue-eyed cutie sitting atop a stone wall.  I picked him up, complimented him on his stylish “SC” (Sun City) mask, and let him rest in the shade to be discovered once again.

Several days passed, and then, today, while enjoying the gorgeous spring weather, we were walking a different route in the community.  There he was again!  Basking in the sun on a stone retaining wall, he looked quite content.  This time, though, I kidnapped him, and took him home to capture this mug shot.  He’s resting comfortably next to my computer as I type this story.

I thought about taking him swimming with me, but the pool is still closed.  I also thought about taking him on our Scandinavian & Baltic cruise for some sightseeing, but it was canceled.  Since he is properly attired in his mask, I guess it is safe to turn him loose in our Sun City community.

So, who is this masked man?  When was he born?  Who set him free into the community?  Does he have a twin?  Does he have several siblings?  Are they all blue-eyed cuties?

The mystery remains…