Friday, June 03, 2011

Wilma and Humphrey

"Oh shoot, Wilma is too tall. Her neck doesn't fit!"

So what do you suppose that my son is talking about when he says this sort of thing? Naturally he is talking about one of his guitars. He has two of them and is getting quite good at playing them. He just rushed into the house on his way to a party. He was taking Humphrey with him (his other guitar)...but needed to switch cases since Humphrey's case is ripping. He then exclaimed that Wilma is too tall to fit in Humphrey's Wilma rests on his bed while Humphrey goes out partying.

Incidentally, I have no picture of Allen playing either Wilma or Humphrey. The picture above is of him playing his aunt's guitar at her house on Easter Sunday.

When I was in college, my roommate named her bassoon Howard (if I'm remembering correctly) after her grandfather. Does anyone else out there name their instruments? My father had guitars and banjos around all of my life and I cannot recall him ever naming them.


Martha said...

I don't play an instrument, but I once named my van Phillip. :)

Bethany said...

I just named my piano Bonnie.

Martha said...

Can I please "like" Bethany's comment?

Priscilla said...

Thanks for the chuckle, Beth!

Rachel said...

That's so sad that Wilma has to take a nap while Humphrey goes out and has all the fun. :'(

It's nice that he's learning to play guitar, Dad would have loved that. Jim, Nate, and Allen all play. Michael says he's considered it, but doesn't think he could "find the time". I'll bet he could if he didn't pick up the computer so much.

Katya said...

Boys and guitars....somehow, they mustjust kinda go together! Ben likes playing as well. I think is are nameless. I know BB King's guitar is named Lucille. And though my clarinet (oh, how Idisliked that thing!!!!)had no name, I referred to it as the licorice stick. Hmmm...wonder if that is why I dislike black licorice!!!