Saturday, April 20, 2013

SEPIA SATURDAY (158)

This week on Sepia Saturday
the prompt picture would have us look at some dead poultry... 
Odd!! 
But I'm no chicken and will face this challenge head on!! 
:)~


I know my maternal grandparents raised chickens but I have no pics of that. 
I actually have none at all!! 
But I found something in the McCord's archives, 
not in Montreal but close enough. 
St Agathe
(c. 1925). 
Nice, healthy, living chickens!!! 
These people looked pretty proud here of their flock. 
:)~


You know when you enter a word in a search box 
and you don't quite get what you were expecting?!?... 
I entered "chicken" and pressed "go"!! 
The drawing above was part of the results. 
I still can't figure out why!! 
It is of a Grand Ball in Montreal in 1860. 
Maybe they did the "chicken dance"?!? 
:D~


The guest of honor was none other the one that would become 41 years later, 
Edward VII
more commonly known back in those days as HRR the Prince of Wales
or Bertie if you prefer. 
I did mention him here before. 
He was on a visit to Canada and made a stop at Montreal for a few celebrations and inaugurations. 
Royals are good at that, 
right?!? 
:D~


The Prince of Wales Terrace had been built in his honor, 
seen here in 1860, 
presenting a limestone facade in the Classical Greek style, 
on McTavish Street 
and to become a prestigious address. 
While these houses lasted longer than Edward's reign, 
they nonetheless met with the wrecking ball eventually [1971] 
as what remained by then of the structure was replaced 
by a new pavilion of the McGill University campus, 


Time to return to the flock at 
for more fun!!


I made a fine turkey with almonds and apricots and cranberries 
but I don't have a picture to show for. 
All I have is a picture of a window I made for Xmas time back in the early 1990s 
of a Xmas dinner waiting for someone to come home
The turkey was made of rubber... 
So I can safely say that 
no poultry was harmed in the making of this post!!! 
:D~

video

And why not leave you with a little song and dance before you go... 
Come on!! 
It's no time to chicken out now!!! 
:D~ 
HUGZ

24 comments:

  1. Oh I'd never chicken out! Ha! Ha! Here we are the two Sepia Saturday (on Saturday) posters! Oddly enough, I am already behind with everyone already posting so early!!! I too have family members that raised those chickens, even my grandfather up until his passing- on his Arizona desert ranch at that! But I posted a bit odder because his raising chickens just isn't odd to me! Enjoy your weekend!

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    1. I write my posts in advance but schedule them for Sat 00:10 automatically.
      It's called Sepia Saturday, it will go up on Saturday, not a Wednesday...
      I'll keep touring the blogs for my Monday morning breakfast time,
      if all goes well.
      Now you've intrigued me as to what you might find odd....
      I'll find out soon enough!!
      :)~
      HUGZ

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  2. There will be NO CHICKEN DANCE at my daughter's wedding. UGH! Hate that dance.

    Sorry - you struck a chord. But not sorry for this fun post -- so typical Ticklebear.

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    1. Oh, no need for an apology!!
      I hate such dances too!!
      I find them undignified...
      Glad to hear there will be no such nonsense at her wedding.
      :D~
      HUGZ

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  3. What a Cracking Post Bruno! [I dance like a chicken ,like,ALWAYS!]Looking at your top photo,those Chickens look very Shy...you sure they aint wee Ostriches?

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    1. Nah, they were just busy what they do best: pecking!!
      Now that you've brought up the subject,
      you'll have to provide a video of your prowess on the dance floor now...
      ;)~
      HUGZ

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  4. I had never heard of or seen the Chicken Dance until I had lived in Texas for almost 20 years. Don't know how I missed it - must not have run in the right circles. Now it seems to show up everywhere. Fun for little kids, but I'm with Wendy. Isn't the accordion player from the Lawrence Welk Show?

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    1. Indeed he was!!
      Good eye!!
      I would die of embarrassment being seen doing this,
      let alone on national TV...
      Never been much for those group dances.
      :D~
      HUGZ

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  5. I always enjoy the old photos you post.

    I read recently that cats which are exposed to cigarette smoke can get mouth and throat cancer from licking their fur, so I thought of you, and figured I should pass that along.

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    1. My desk is near the patio door which I keep open all year long,
      hoping some of the fumes will exit promptly.
      But yes, I am aware it may be a problem, sadly...
      Still can't shake the habit!!
      :(~
      HUGZ

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  6. Of course it was "The Chicken Dance," we all can see that. LOL loved this post TB, as usual. I love Bertie and all the stories about him.
    QMM

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    1. And I am sure you are not referring to his political achievements,
      but more about his romantic entanglements....
      :D~
      HUGZ

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  7. Raising chickens in the days when free-range was the norm - nice photo.

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    1. The industry has become just that, an industry,
      to answer the needs of the many... sadly!!
      :(~
      HUGZ

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  8. There used to be a dance called the Chicken when I was a teen in Detroit. It looked nothing like that one in the video, and no accordians were involved.

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    1. Two points why I'm guessing your version was much better than this.
      Did you do THAT dance?!?
      :D~
      HUGZ

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  9. I love your posts where you take us on a journey of interconnecting ideas - a photographic magical mystery tour.

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    1. The journey was mine as well.
      My research brought me to an unexpected road.
      That's for sure!!
      :)~
      HUGZ

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  10. Funny and historical post. Interesting where those prompts will take one. Maybe it was a picture of dancers doing the "Chicken Reel".

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    1. The dancers looked way too fancy in their suits and dresses for such an endeavor,
      me thinks...
      Still can't imagine why this pic showed up in the results.
      :D~
      HUGZ

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  11. Oh, that Lawrence Welk clip was too, too funny. Bobby is looking very old. I remember him when he was just a kid on the Mousekateers. I guess that makes me old, because I remember him!!

    All the dancers look so awkward as if they're saying "Do I really have to do this?". Their smiles are so fake and they're not putting much into their act. It's almost as painful as if I had to do this dance at a wedding reception, which thankfully I've never had to do.

    Thanks for a very entertaining post.
    Nancy

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    1. Thankfully, there are always some fools to entertain us
      by doing such things.
      I'd rather be dead than do this.
      :D~
      HUGZ

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  12. Bertie probably knew a good chicken or two or ten. Do you think he might have tried the dance too?

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    1. From what I've read about him,
      yeah, he knew "some" chicks alright!!...
      I doubt he would have tried that in a grand ball,
      but perhaps in a more private setting...
      Who knows?!?
      :D~
      HUGZ

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