Welcome back friends to another week of Rocky’s Nut Brunch. I’m coming across so much interesting information these days. Today is another great one to share.
Do you know the name of Edward “Steady Ed” Headrick? I bet you know his work. Headrick was the inventor of – wait for it – the frisbee. See how it’s funny that we know the inventions but not always the name, right? Headrick felt that the frisbee had some kind of spirit involved and wasn’t just a playful toy thrown back and forth. He thought of the frisbee as making beautiful flight.
Headrick passed away in 2002. And like many other creators, he wanted something special done to his ashes. For years he joked with his family but when it came towards the end, he told them he was serious. He wanted his ashes mixed into new versions of the frisbee into limited editions. Headrick then wanted these special edition frisbees sold and all proceeds to be put towards a museum in his honor.
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WOW – Can you believe it’s been one year since my little international pet rock Bashful started traveling the world? It seems like he’s been doing it forever but it’s been one year – 365 days today – that he boarded his first flight and took off to parts unknown. He’s become such a little explorer!
And don’t worry folks if you signed up to host my little rock, you are on a waiting list. I keep up with. If you want to be put on the waiting list, shoot me over an email at firstname.lastname@example.org
And for those that have been following his adventures everywhere in the world, do you remember his first place that he visited?
Oh, you want a hint huh? Okay. Do you recognize this butt from anyone? Snorts.
Snorts – oinks – squeals. I couldn’t resist. My little Bashful’s very first trip was to see Easy in France. Do you remember this picture of his adventure?
He has been all over the world traveling, racking up airline miles, having wonderful adventures, meeting new people and bringing smiles to the world. Thank you so much my friends for showing my little tyke a great time and being part of these experiences!
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Safe travels my dear Bashful –
This morning was the day. Bashful left for his trip afar. None of us thought it was going to be as emotional as it was. We all woke up this morning and none of us were in a real talkative mood. Bashful was so excited last night that he didn’t go to bed until sometime in the early hours this morning. When I got him up this morning he was tired – but happy and excited.
We all had his favorite for breakfast – Coco Pebbles cereal – and talked about his new adventure. Mom/dad told him to be on his best behavior and that they didn’t want any phone calls or emails that he was misbehaving in any way.
Mom/dad took Bashful to his pediarocktrician yesterday. They gave him a clean bill of health and gave him a shot for motion sickness. I hope that it lasts his entire trip.
I, Bacon and Mouse Girl all said our goodbye’s to the little guy this morning at the house. Mom/dad took him to the airport for his flight. Daddy said that mom totally collapsed and cried like there was a faucet turned on full force. Poor mom – she’s so sentimental like that. She just stood at the window watching the plane load up and take off. She wouldn’t even leave the airport until they couldn’t see the plane anymore. Poor thing – I’ll have to give her extra snuggles tonight.
Thank goodness Bashful got his Passrockport. He needed it this morning going through customs and checking in for his flight. Since he’s under age, the flight attendant said she would take good care of him. He even earned his wings – cool huh on Delta? For his flight meal, he is going to get rockstew. I *know* he will be excited about that. It’s one of his favorites.
The only thing we are not too sure about is the flight movie. Since it’s such a long flight, they are
showing Castaway. This kind of worries me. Let’s just hope that the movie doesn’t cross over into reality. I’m not too sure how Bashful would do stranded on a tropical island. He burns really easy.
So to the host family – you *know* who you are 🙂 He should be arriving in about 6-10 days. It’s a really, REALLY long flight – snorts. I hope you have loads of fun with Bashful and we can’t wait to read about his adventures. Take plenty of pictures and have FUN!
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That little Bashful is up to his next adventure. He is going on a trip! He has been packing his little rocksuitcase all week getting ready and has been non-stop talking about going to meet some friends.
We can’t tell you where yet – that is a surprise. But we can tell you that he won’t just be called the ‘rolling stone’ anymore. He will now be called the ‘international rolling stone’.
He will be gone for two weeks. Don’t worry, his host family is going to take plenty of pictures and post them on their blog. We will be sure to repost here as well so no one misses Bashful’s adventure. His flight is leaving Friday so everyone please keep him in your thoughts. It will be his (1) first flight; (2) unchaperoned flight; and (3) first time away from home without us. We know that he is going to have a blast of a good time and will come home with all kinds of memories.
If you would like to host Bashful on an adventure (here in the states or internationally), please sure to email me at Baconthompson@gmail.com I will put you on the list and as your date gets closer, tell you all of the details. Be on the look out for Bashful’s adventure post coming soon my friends.
XOXO – Bacon
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