• We have a bit of a running joke in our house regarding popcorn. There was a period of time where Philippe and I would watch movies on one weekend night and pop popcorn for the occasion. Our dog Phineas would get a

    • I’m with Philippe on scary movies, though I don’t mind a bit of paranormal. However, I remember being scared senseless by the original ‘Haunting of Hill House’ and I think I’ll skip the series just because of the memory, lol. I’d eat your popcorn anyday, though. It looks scrumptious!

      • For me it was the original Halloween. Nightmares for weeks.

        Don’t really care for them.

        The Addams Family is about my speed.

    • I think you should pop Phineas some popcorn even if it’s just for him. Put on Animal Planet or The Secret Life of Pets, put a few kernels in his bowl and let him have his own movie night.

      You’ll be happy you did.

      My own Ramses will be reaching his final curtain sooner rather than later now that he is over 14. I’m starting to spoil him rotten and indulge all of his whims because I don’t want to look back and be sorry I didn’t when I no longer have the opportunity.

      We don’t do movie night but we do do family naps. Tonight I am going out for a French Dip sandwich. Not because I want it for dinner but because I know he likes my left over au jus in his kibble. Anything for my little man.

  • Thanks so much, June! 😃💕 Yeah, I totally started with a door in mind, but then drifted as usual to something else! hehe… glad you liked it!

  • Wow.. that’s such an awesome story! I love that you live in a house that old… such a wonderful history! 😃💕 I’ve often thought that those old locks would be much harder to penetrate than the new ones. And cool that I’m of the same thinking as the Met. Guess something about keys must be in the air lately.

  • Yes, so sorry my friend! 😊This is a bug with WordPress.com and I’ve just checked with support and they’ve fixed it again. It occasionally happens, but they’re not sure quite why yet. Hopefully it’s fixed again now! Sorry for the issues!

  • Thanks so much, Anita! 😃💕 Yay to unlocking wisdom! Glad you enjoyed the post! And yeah, I’m seriously addicted to my newest trio! hehe… as I ink a bit more during Inktober, it’s the perfect combo for adding bits of color.

  • Thanks, Sarah! 😃💕 I did think this title would make a good short story! hehe And love your interpretation of the keys… definitely sounds like the beginning of a story!

  • Thanks so much, Sharon! 😃💕 Yeah, I enjoy writing because it reveals so much about how I feel, not because of any pure facts it brings to mind. I hope, the mix of bits of fact and pure emotional truth combine to make something that is, in the end. probably the truest account there is!

  • Aww thanks, Lisa! 😃💕 And love the idea of bringing the reader through all kinds of muck to finally reach a point. I think it’s the perfect definition of what I write each day! hehe

  • Thanks so much, Sharon! 😃💕Glad you enjoyed this one!

  • hehe! I never wrote any of them down! 😊 Ugh… I didn’t start really writing until I was well and truly and adult and even then it was sporadic. Doodlewash is the most I’ve written in my entire life! hehe

  • When I was young, and still today actually, I was fascinated by old keys. I had a few of them at one time, collected from antique stores. They were only sold for their visual appeal, of course, as their original

    • Hopefully, you’ve written some of your ‘key’ stories down because I bet they were fascinating!

      • hehe! I never wrote any of them down! 😊 Ugh… I didn’t start really writing until I was well and truly and adult and even then it was sporadic. Doodlewash is the most I’ve written in my entire life! hehe

    • I love your writing about keys and how they nudge the imagination. Your painting of the old metal is wonderful, too.

    • I love fluid conversation, and fluid memory. But I especially love fluid writing. My poetry was known for that. I would start the reader with an image, drag him around through all kinds of muck and bears patrolled forests, and finally come back to the point of there was one. Fun to write, fun to read. And fun to unlock with a rusty old skeleton key.

      • Aww thanks, Lisa! 😃💕 And love the idea of bringing the reader through all kinds of muck to finally reach a point. I think it’s the perfect definition of what I write each day! hehe

    • Nice doodlewash of metal keys with your vintage trio. I really like the old fashioned keys than these modern card keys. Your keys did unlock some wisdom hidden behind the closed doors (of our minds ) !!!

      • Thanks so much, Anita! 😃💕 Yay to unlocking wisdom! Glad you enjoyed the post! And yeah, I’m seriously addicted to my newest trio! hehe… as I ink a bit more during Inktober, it’s the perfect combo for adding bits of color.

    • Beautiful keys,Charlie! Love the colors you used. The front door of my parents house opened with this type of key…actually, most of the houses in the neighborhood used them….way back when. Have always found the shapes fascinating. Our little, old house here in Florida has doors with glass door knobs and this kind of key.

    • Something is wrong with the Doodlewash settings again. I am getting inundated with posts. Half a dozen about who Anita Sinha is friends with and posted and the same for Sharon Nolfi plus a lot of other people. Is there any way to control this from my end? If not, I am going to have to unsubscribe my WordPress account and I just can’t have this amount of traffic hiding my other favorites in my WordPress Reader.

      Seems to have started yesterday.

      I am getting sitewide traffic and I don’t want it. What do I do? Can I do anything?

      • Yes, so sorry my friend! 😊This is a bug with WordPress.com and I’ve just checked with support and they’ve fixed it again. It occasionally happens, but they’re not sure quite why yet. Hopefully it’s fixed again now! Sorry for the issues!

    • I have keys like this. They lock the rooms in my house. My house was built almost 100 years ago and the interior doors are original and still have the mortise and tenon locks with keys. The front door used to but had been converted to a more modern lock. Pity, as I think no modern burglar would be able to pick this old style lock whereas I’ve heard “bump keys” can open pretty much any door.

      The timing of this post is interesting. Today I got an e-mail from the Met Museum and the subject was also keys. It included a photo of the various antique European key reproductions they are selling in their jewelry collection and the post said “Key Stories.” I guess the Met also has a collection of old keys simply for their aesthetic value.

      • Wow.. that’s such an awesome story! I love that you live in a house that old… such a wonderful history! 😃💕 I’ve often thought that those old locks would be much harder to penetrate than the new ones. And cool that I’m of the same thinking as the Met. Guess something about keys must be in the air lately.

    • What a great idea! I never thought of painting keys. And these look like they would open doors for sure. I have always loved old keys.

    • Thanks so much, Sharon! 😃💕 Yeah, I enjoy writing because it reveals so much about how I feel, not because of any pure facts it brings to mind. I hope, the mix of bits of fact and pure emotional truth combine to make something that is, in the end. probably the truest account there is!

    • Thanks, Sarah! 😃💕 I did think this title would make a good short story! hehe And love your interpretation of the keys… definitely sounds like the beginning of a story!

  • Thanks, June! 😃💕 Yeah, I wonder that as well. I was one an actor in a haunted zoo benefit called Terror Train, where the cute little train was transformed into an adult’s evening out. It was wild, fun, and just a bit terrifying. No idea what the animals must have thought. 😊

  • Oh, thanks, June! 😃💕My ruse is working then! lol Yeah, I’m ambitious like a little child and constantly doing things, but they’re mostly out of order. I’m just pleased that I’ve managed to make them all happen!

  • Thanks so much, Snehlata! 😃💕 Glad you liked my Raven!

  • Yay! Glad you think so! Thanks so much! 😃💕

  • Thanks so much, Mary! 😃💕 Yeah, I love a bit of cobalt turquoise! Lovely color!

  • Aww… thanks so much! 😃💕 So happy you liked this… I wasn’t sure how this one would turn out. Just love trying different things!

  • Thanks so much, John! 😃💕 Thrilled you enjoyed this and that it brought back great memories!

  • Aww thanks, Anita! 😃💕 That’s such a sweet compliment! I hope the random grouping of things is a wonderful thing in the end. I can’t seem to follow the normal path of sites like this, but I do hope people enjoy the ride!

  • Thanks so much, Anita! 😃💕 Glad you liked this! A bit experimental and quick, but hoped the moonlight would shine through!

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