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.
They’ve become good friends with the locals.
They’ve taken over the care and feeding of Fido.
Fortunately they have access to a car so they’ve gotten to know the local fun spots and places of interest.
They enjoy visiting the zoo and learning about the habits and habitats of 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.
They love to study the globe at the library and imagine traveling to interesting places around the world.
They’ve seen modern sculpture at the deCordova Sculpture Park and Museum.
They’ve found evidence of alien life at the Roswell Aeronautical Space and Science Museum.
It’s the time of year for tomatoes! Ernie and Bert have had a great time bringing in a bumper crop.
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:
simply because they’ve had a successful and lasting friendship for 42 years.