Popeye and Olive Oyl went boatin'

All year long, Popeye dreams about going boatin' along with his ever-loving Olive Oyl who, all year long, dreams of spending her days leisurely reading in her beautiful garden.

Life is very strange. There are concessions to be made all the time.

Which is why Olive Oyl goes boatin' all summer long!

Guess what Popeye and Olive did last June? They went boatin' of course.

Olive Oyl who is not a very good sailor almost lost the boat hook while they were docking. She shouted angrily. Loosing the boat hook is not the best thing to do when docking in a very crowded harbour.

Popeye jumped off to her rescue or so she thought. Actually he jumped over Olive Oyl and grabbed the boat hook! Well done, Popeye. Girls should never be allowed on a boat anyway.

It was a very rough time for poor Olive Oyl who ended up screaming to the top of her lungs... She also ended up in the hospital with a cracked rib and a mangled right ankle (so bad that she'll need a walking cast for the rest of the summer).

By the way, Popeye still eats a lot of spinach.

So Olive Oyl was very reluctant to go back aboard when they came back to Brittany for a few days.

She tried to find a thousand excuses not to go boating.

There still was a lot of tidying up to be done in the house. Lame excuse.

There was shopping to be done - lame excuse again, oh so lame.

The weather was not this good. "Are you kidding me?" said Popeye who really loves boating. This truly was a poor excuse to boot... Calm seas. No winds. Sunny skies.

So Popeye and Olive Oyl went boatin'...several times.

I'm glad to report that Olive Oyl came back safely every time (still with her cracked rib and walking cast though).

Only because as soon as they'd get back into the harbour, she'd go into hiding in the cabin down below.

This is how they found out that there is always someone around ready to lend a hand when Popeye is all alone on deck.

Too late for you, Olive Oyl, my poor Olive Oyl!

*Good Night, and Good Luck*

1 comment:

Myrna said...

Am I to understand that YOU are the one with the cracked rib and walking cast? I am so sorry!