Monday, May 9, 2011

The Battle of Shepherds Hay

As part of the Hideous Scar Competition currently being run by hideously scarred specimens CI and JW:

http://canaryislander.blogspot.com/2011/05/scaramouch.html
http://jw10-jw10.blogspot.com/2011/05/scar-wars.html

George has unearthed this ancient and faded, black & white scar image from my Morris Dancing Days...

Pitiful though this scar may look to the naked eye, this was a fearful battle of Bells and Big Sticks, following a performance of Shepherds Hay that went disastrously awry. Thank Heavens you can't see the blood!

14 comments:

JW10 said...

Nice one, Dolores. I've laughed so much I'm in stitches.

Dolores Doolittle said...

Thank you, JW (you should have seen the other girl...)

Canary Islander said...

Dolores - you wield a long gavel with mighty aplomb! And the courtroom drama moves on apace! The truth shall be laid bare!
xxx
:-)

Dolores Doolittle said...

Well, how very kind, CI...

I think I may feel a judgement coming on!

Canary Islander said...

I'm a little bit puzzled by the gleam around your your left eye. Is it warpaint? Are you really as fierce as is depicted? Can you really balance on one foot for so long? Is that an ankle chain I spy?

So many questions...
:-)

Dolores Doolittle said...

No, CI - that Gleam is the pure Thrill of the Hay! But Yes, I'm probably Exactly that fierce!
(Luckily, my fierce stick comes in handy when I feel a totter coming on).
And that's actually my Morris bells that you spy! (my ankle chain is under my sock)

Thank you deeply, CI, for your very kind interest!

Canary Islander said...

Yes, Dolores. But I'm really interested in your attire. Is that a tyre around your waist?
:-)

JW10 said...

CI's right. There are so many questions.

Why are you dancing on an oil slick?

Dolores Doolittle said...

It's my Spare one, CI...

JW - the oil slick is the same principle as the recent decision to drench motor racing circuits with water - Skidding is so exciting!

Canary Islander said...

I like all these questions and answers!

Did the dancing make you tyred?
:-)

Araminta said...

Aha, I have located you again, Dolores. I recognised your picture. Hardly flattering but..

I'm now trying An Experiment, gawd know if it will work. I'm commenting with my Wordpress ID, but it will probably go Horribly Wrong!

Dolores Doolittle said...

Hello Ara - splendid to see you (but how you've changed, coming across from Your Place)! What is the meaning of that sign?

Luckily, a simple click on the name is a speedy link to your Home for Unwanteds.

Your fiendish experiment is surely a success!

Araminta said...

Ooh, well it did work, well sort of. I actually have a Blogger ID too. Well how bizarre, Dolores.

What I am trying to do is bring my Avatar with me on these excursions into the Unknown.

I'll see if this works: oh the wonders, or frustrations of modern technology!

Dolores Doolittle said...

YES it did! and there you are, Ara. You have indeed mastered the Unknown!