Monday, April 25, 2011
Ugly Sticks and Umbrella Trees
ugly stick - a percussion musical instrument made from an old mop or broom handle with beer caps ir nail heads attached to make a jingling sound. A second stick is carved with a serrated side and is dragged along the ugly stick like a fiddle bow or is used to strike the ugle stick to make noise. There is often an old rubber boot, shoe or coffee can on the end.
umbrella tree - a landmark in my community
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One of childhood's cruelest barbs: "He's so ugly that he fell out of the ugly tree and hit every branch on the way down."ReplyDelete
So, if this is so cruel, why do I repeat it?
I liked to climb trees when I was a kid.
Don't be standing under that umbrella tree in a thuderstorm.ReplyDelete
I had never heard of ugly sticks before..interesting.
Great stuff. I want to go sing under the umbrella tree.ReplyDelete
The umbrella tree is really beautiful. :)ReplyDelete
I always wondered what an ugly stick was - thanks!ReplyDelete
The umbrella tree is gorgeous!ReplyDelete
When someone is not pleasant to look at, I say he was whipped with an ugly stick. When someone is even more unpleasant, I say he didn't just get whipped with an ugly stick, he got whipped with the whole tree.ReplyDelete
Ugly sticks sound cool.ReplyDelete
Ugly stick...lol. I've never heard that one. Wonder if it makes ugly sounds. ;)ReplyDelete
Some people can make those ugly sticks sound great. (I am not one of them)ReplyDelete
The umbrella tree is the only one of its kind I have seen, it sits alone overlooking the Harbour and is known by everyone who goes to the community (great spot for singing Betty, no around to hear)
What a magnificent tree. Wow!ReplyDelete
So that's an ugly stick. I've often heard about it but didn't know what it was.ReplyDelete
That ugly stick thing is so random. Only in Canada. That's what I like about you folks - innocent randomness.ReplyDelete
I thought the ugly stick was just a phrase...I never knew it was real. Cool blog.ReplyDelete
Ugly stick is a real thing?!ReplyDelete
I'd only heard it in this phrase "Did your mama beat you with an ugly stick". LOL.
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