Monday, June 18, 2012

Loud and Gentle

My other blog Ella's Edge will stay as it is. A place where I will  post creative thoughts, ideas, art and surprises.  I wanted a home for my words.  Lately, my posts have been too long winded, but here I can justify it. 

 My Mom really does collect elephants and I really did  and do collect words and quotes in  journals. It started, when I was a teen. I still collect words, when I am going to write poetry.  I thought this would be an interesting name. 

I always asked Mom, why elephants?  My Dad gave her one when she was eighteen.  She has never bought one for herself.  People give them to her, once they discover she collects them. 

My parents met at a movie theater. She worked the concession stand and he was the movie projectionist. She use to sit on an elephant outside of  Perry's Nut House with her sister-in-law, when they had a  night off, from the theater. (There are two elephants. Mama is on the top of the building and the baby is inside).  My Dad n' Mom would go eat at some diner. Dad would try to race someone and attempt to out run the cops. They would go visit his sister, who lived near Perry's Nut House. He told me he really did out run the cops. There was a secret back road to the Drive Inn Theater.

 The Drive Inn Theater, where my Dad use to work! 

 Where my Mom worked. When I was sixteen, I was I worked the ticket booth and also worked the concession. 

 The comedy n' drama masks are my parents. They use to be in the ticket booth. Check out that old speaker, for the Drive Inn....whoa~

 I remember the day, she told me, about the elephant being moved to the theater.  She seemed sad, my Dad had died a few years before.   I told her, what a perfect place for this elephant to be. You met Dad at the theater, he gave you your first elephant, and now the elephant is where it belongs. She seemed pleased with my view.  Mom is also extremely scared of mice, just like an elephant.  She actually has stood in a chair, just like in the cartoons and screamed her head off.

When I think of elephants, I think of how loud and gentle they are. I guess, this could describe me, lol.  My family tells me, when I get excited I get loud, I do!  I do try to be gentle, no I'm not a giant. I'm actually only 5'1, but I did marry one, ;D  (He is almost 6'4)!

Tell me about your blog's name or why did you start one?! 


  1. Oh I love this, Ellie. I love elephants too, my room is full of them, and paintings of should buy your mom a book called Elephant Winter by Kim Echlin. It is about a young woman who is pregnant who lives in a barn all winter with some elephants as their caretaker - she walks them to the river every day to drink. And over the months she learns what their rumbling noises mean, as they communicate with each other. Very touching. Your mom would LOVE it!

  2. I can see why elephants have a special place in your Mom's heart! I have a blog award waiting for you at my blog, Mama Diaries. You can stop by and pick it up.

  3. I remember the first time I seen an elephant up close and personal. It's quite an amazing site. Wow I can just imagine your husband towering over :)

  4. Hi Wanda-Thanks for stopping by! I remember the first one I saw was painting at the Alaskan Zoo and her name was Ella. ;D
    Yes, it is

    Sherry-Thank you, funny how things align! Thank you, so much! I will try to post it later this week... Thank you for thinking of me~ I'll be by :D

    Sherry-I didn't know you were an elephant girl, too! lol I think you recommended that book to me. I did get it for her. She hasn't finished it yet, but I know she started it :D Thank you Sherry!

  5. I like the story of your blog's name, your parents' courtship, and your connection with your mother. My blog names are pretty simple in origin. When I wanted to start a journal blog I wanted to focus on what was hapening in my inner and outer lives "now" so "And Now" seemed right. Initially it contained many poems as well as more journal type entires and essays. More and more of my friends were starting poetry blogs and encouraged me too. And Now Poems just seemed liuke the simplest linked name.

  6. Hello Victoria-Thank you! Simple works...whatever you are drawn to is the key! Don't feel that way...just keep at can do another blog later! I like it..and it is your spot in blogland!
    I'll be by to visit! Thank you so much for stopping by...and sharing!
    Be brave and keep at it @>-----