Just Friends

Here are Ernie and Bert. They have been at our house for a couple of summers, on an extended visit. They arrived with my two nephews in July 2009 and were inadvertently left behind. While they probably miss my nephews, they’ve made good use of their time here.

Here are two good friends: Ernie and Bert. Bert has a unibrow, Ernie has no eyebrows.

They’ve become good friends with the locals.

Ernie, Sideshow Bob and Bert

They’ve taken over the care and feeding of Fido.

Bert, Fido and Ernie

Fortunately they have access to a car so they’ve gotten to know the local fun spots and places of interest.

Bert and Ernie with the Mach 5

They enjoy visiting the zoo and learning about the habits and habitats of wild animals.

Bert and Ernie with wild animals

They have taken every opportunity to learn about the variety of cultures. They visited a windmill and learned a bit about wind power and the Dutch. Bert learned to watch out for large rotating windmill blades.

Bert and Ernie learn about the Dutch and windmills--watch out Bert!

They love to study the globe at the library and imagine traveling to interesting places around the world.

Bert and Ernie study a globe at the library

They’ve seen modern sculpture at the deCordova Sculpture Park and Museum.

Ernie and Bert in front of modern sculptures

They’ve found evidence of alien life at the Roswell Aeronautical Space and Science Museum.

Can you tell who are the aliens and who are Ernie and Bert?

It’s the time of year for tomatoes! Ernie and Bert have had a great time bringing in a bumper crop.

Ernie and Bert harvesting tomatoes

As you can see, Ernie and Bert are best friends who do a lot of fun things together. They are kind (for the most part, sometimes Bert gets crabby and Ernie gets annoying) and have many of the same interests. They’ve been best friends for years and years and wish everyone could find a great friend like they found in each other. What they don’t understand is why people think they should end up here:

Bert and Ernie take it to the next level?

simply because they’ve had a successful and lasting friendship for 42 years.

About EF Sweetman

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16 Responses to Just Friends

  1. I really enjoyed that. 🙂 Thank you for a fun post…


  2. pd1248 Paul says:

    I can’t believe your days and/or nights have been so uneventful that you took the time to blog about Bert and Ernie. What’s even more astounding is that I took the time to read it! The only thing I’ve learned of any importance whatsoever is that Bert has a unibrow- which I was vaguely aware of- and Ernie has none. Thank you.

    • sweetman says:

      It’s true, my days and nights aren’t exactly packed but I do like to keep busy and informed. You may be astounded but I’m really happy that you took the time to read it and look–you learned something new. That’s always a good thing.

  3. Love this. Although if it were possible for two muppets to reproduce, they might have a chance of a baby with normal eyebrows…

  4. malawi4me2 says:

    OMG I love this! I was literally laughing out loud!

  5. TheIdiotSpeaketh says:

    Someone I know has way too much free time with her camera…….. ha ha 🙂

  6. I really needed this today. A comedic break is always welcomed in my world. Thank you for taking the time to make me laugh

  7. chlost says:

    Very cute post. It’s nice to have fun once in a while, right? And, it looks as though Bert and Ernie know how to have a good time.

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