Sunday, January 9, 2011

Pink Elephants..... Who Would Have Thought?

It's official; there are no more pink elephants in our neck of the woods. May I explain? When we take Tika out for her last walk before bedtime, she looks into the darkness and barks and barks and BARKS. When we ask her what she's seeing and scaring away, she says "Pink elephants!" So aren't we lucky that now there are no more pink elephants in our neighborhood. Lucky us.

Do you remember the Disney movie "Dumbo" from your childhood? Poor sweet little Dumbo, having taken a drink of water from a bucket spiked with champagne, begins to hallucinate singing and dancing "Pink Elephants on Parade." Perhaps Walt Disney got his idea from a 1913 novel by Jack London who described an alcoholic as one seeing "blue mice and pink elephants."

Is that bit of trivia worth including in my personal family history? I did love that movie.

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