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Halo, Statue?

 

This reminded me of a childhood joke about telephones!  :)

(in the Church of St. Peter and St. Paul, Ostend, Belgium)

 

 

 

Halo, Statue?

 

This reminded me of a childhood joke about telephones!  :)

(in the Church of St. Peter and St. Paul, Ostend, Belgium)

 

 

 

comments (25)

  • Bonnie
  • United States
  • 9 Feb 2015, 00:51
Reminds me of sliced fruit. Love the colors and the trim.
Ginnie Hart: Now that you mention it, Bonnie, you're right! Good one. smile
Ha! I remember a version of that joke from when I was a kid.

Nice photo, by the way.
Ginnie Hart: My version was different, too, Michael, but it always makes me laugh. smile Thanks.
  • Astrid
  • Netherlands
  • 9 Feb 2015, 04:22
grin.... I never heard the joke but then in Dutch everything sounds different... wink
Great picture, love the shadow..
It reminds me of a sliced tomato. Love the border around the picture.
Ginnie Hart: I guess speaking English makes it funnier, MLMA. It still makes me laugh every time I think of it. grin Thank you.
Ha very cute!!!! I'd never heart that one before!
This is an interesting photo - I'm guessing it's a candle sconce of some sort?
Ginnie Hart: Yes, it's a candle sconce, Elizabeth, without the candle. I originally had this in my "Half a..." series. "Half a light is better than no light at all." smile
i like the statue and the way that you framed it Ginnie....petersmile
Ginnie Hart: Actually, it's not a "statue," of course, Peter, but the painted halo of the candle sconce reminded me of the joke. HA! Thanks.
Beautiful colored cross
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, Marie. These are the "simple" things I love to see in churches!
I can't remember the joke Ginnie, but your image is splendid with the shadow!
Ginnie Hart: I wonder if perhaps it only went around in America years ago, Richard? I'll never forget it (at least my version of it, which is a bit different from this one). Thanks.
  • Lisl
  • Batheaston
  • 9 Feb 2015, 06:28
Love the joke, too - I wish Michael's were as funny!
Ginnie Hart: HAHAHA! I think this joke went around America while I was young, Lisl (or a version thereof). I'll never forget it. smile
  • Philine
  • Germany
  • 9 Feb 2015, 06:39
This church seems to be a real treasure house- you already posted some pictures from it! I suppose it is a candle holder. Later I'll read the joke (sorry, being on way to my aqua- fitness).
Ginnie Hart: Yes, Philine, it is indeed a candle sconce. I love these "simple" endearments in churches and cathedrals!
  • gutteridge
  • where latitude and attitude meet
  • 9 Feb 2015, 06:43
That is funny Ginnie. I can see why your picture made you think of that joke.
Ginnie Hart: I'm glad you got it, Chad. grin Thanks.
  • Chris
  • England
  • 9 Feb 2015, 06:59
You could make all sorts of interpretations to this Ginnie
Ginnie Hart: Oh, yes, Chris. Of course. smile
remember when we were kids and you were insulted, you would say 'stick it in yer ear!!!' haha
Ginnie Hart: LOL. Yes, I remember those days, Elaine...even though I don't remember ever being brave enough to say it. smile
  • jpla
  • Anjou
  • 9 Feb 2015, 07:55
L'ombre est toute douce
JP
Ginnie Hart: It's as though the candle is there and lit, JP! smile
The joke is awful grin
Ginnie Hart: I know, Bill. You had to be there! smile
  • Pat
  • France
  • 9 Feb 2015, 09:18
A beautiful symbol and candlestick for a candle to burn !!
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, Pat. The halo is already set for the candle! smile
  • blackdog
  • United Kingdom
  • 9 Feb 2015, 09:29
I have a poor memory for jokes but seem to be able to recall all the ones from my schooldays with no problem at all. The trouble is they are all dreadful ;o) A candle sconce?
Ginnie Hart: Yes, Mike. A candle sconce with the halo already painted on! smile No need for the candle, I guess?
OMG, that joke is so racist! Ha ha... But I like it though! I know, horrible right! wink
Ginnie Hart: I never thought of the racist part, LC, to be honest. We just always loved calling the telephone the "halo statue." smile
Haha. I can see how this brought that joke back to mind Ginnie.
Ginnie Hart: Sometimes we just havre to laugh at ourselves, Janet! grin Thanks.
This is rather nice sconce isn't it, and the joke is good, I would use it in our church newsletter but I have a feeling a good number of people wouldn't get it!
Ginnie Hart: HAHA, Brian. It's amazing what we remember from our youth and what we still smile about. I suppose some people might not get it but for the rest of us, well, we just keep smiling. smile Thanks.
Love those kind of memories! Happy Monday!
Ginnie Hart: They're fun, Robin, aren't they! smile. Thanks.
quite captivating Ginnie!
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, Ronky. smile
It is something I have not seen before.
Ginnie Hart: I assume you're talking about the joke, Cherry, and not the candle sconce?! smile
Good find Ginnie.
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, Jacquelyn. Sometimes the simplest of details in these huge churches intrigue me the most. smile
extra cette prise!! amitiés
Ginnie Hart: Many thanks, JP.
Jolies couleurs, belle composition
Ginnie Hart: Many kind thanks, Olivier.

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