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[Dec. 14th, 2006|10:25 am]
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Ed and Hank

Ed 'n Hank go ta town...
(literally...)

Chapter 18, part 1 is here:
http://myeyesaintblue.livejournal.com/17541.html

Everything else is here:


Ed 'n Hank go ta town...
(literally...)




Didn' know Mabel's competition was leavin' town...
Wonder if'n Mabel can afford ta upgrade ta this corner?
It really is the best corner in town.
 





Ed's hungry.
Time fer lunch first.

Yep. Sell yer cattle
Then sit down 'n eat 'em.
"Mooo"






And...
You can get yer haircut too.

They recommend eatin' first though...
So's ya don' get all them little hairs in yer food.







Not too crowded.  Tha's unusual. No cows 'round neither.






Not eatin' any cows ta day though.
Ed's havin' pancakes fer lunch.
"Mmmm... pancakes..."
Don' worry. 
Hank didn' let Ed eat
all tha' butter.




(Hmmm... Hope Ed and Hank don' got no food poisonin'. 
They both look a little odd-like.)




They like John Wayne here.
 
A whole lot.




And Clint Eastwood too.





Hey look...
There's Clint now.
"Howdy Clint!"
Ed's pretendin' he' ain't thrilled.
(But, he is.)





 
BTW...
This ain't Ed 'n Hank.
But I think them two cowboys
migh' like each other.





Time ta go shoppin'...

Ugh...

Ed and Hank don' like shoppin'

'Lessen it's fer boots...







Ed and Hank's fav'rite place ta buy boots.







Boots!

Yep, them are two sep'rate areas.
'N these are jus' the men's.
Cowboys love their
boots.






Ed 'n Hank don' get new boots too often.

So they take their time pickin' 'em out when they do.
Ed prefers the lower ones. 
Hank likes his higher.
And flashier.






Cowgirls love their boots too.




And fringe...



(Bill migh' not wear it, but he likes fringe too... A lot.)







Time ta do some more shoppin'...





Ed wants Hank ta look fer somethin' fer Iris
while Ed does the grocery shoppin'.

Hank's not 'xactly sure what he's s'posed ta get Iris
from a ranch store.






A cowboy hat?
Nah... Don' know her hat size...
 



 
 Doubt Iris has any use fer a cast iron dutch oven.
Or a shovel for muckin' out her garage...  
Or a lasso?
 Well, ya never know...



 

Maybe some a them bowls?  Or a horse doormat fer her bungalow?
Or a horse blanket?






A book?
Nah... Iris don' got a horse.






Which means all a this is out too...
No... No... No...






Maybe a nice bandana?  Or a pair a jeans?
Nah... Not a very good selection.
They prob'bly don' got her size in stock...





Maybe a gun?

A girl can always use a gun...
Bet them poor fellas on the wall would beg ta differ though.
(Maybe they all died a natural causes...)




Damn...
Hank don' know what the hell ta get Iris.


He's gonna go look fer a shirt fer Ed
instead.







Don' got none a them real fancy shirts here.
Darn.






Let's see the choices are stripes... or plaids...
 


Or plaids or stripes...


Or...


cattle or cattle or guitars 'n lassos...
  


Or...

horses or deer or horses...



or elk or bears or elk...






Or...

"Oh dear..."





Stripes, plaids,
cattle, guitars, lassos,
horses, deer, bears, elk...
Lookin' at all them shirts is givin' Hank a big ol' headache.


But it migh' give ya some idea a how crazy-lookin' tha' quilt's qonna be.
(Though I hear tell Betty can work wonders with clashin' fabrics.)






Maybe just a silly t-shirt this year?

Darn! This one's too small for Ed and this one's way too big.
(Hank woulda crossed out the "2,000 lbs."
'n wrote in his own weight.)




Oh,
wait...
There it is...
Not at all like the shirts Hank typically buys Ed...
But it's the perfect shirt fer Ed...







Huh...?

No...
Not this one...
This one looks kinda lost...
It musta took a wrong turn somewheres.






This one...
 Jus' like tha' first postcard...
 
And since Ed will definitely wear this one.
Hank's gonna buy a couple fer him.
Shoot...
They only got one in his size.
Oh well,
least they had that one...




Well, tha' was pretty easy.
Now... Hank's gonna buy some toys fer them tots.
Hank likes buyin' toys fer tots.
He can buy all the stuff he woulda liked when he were young.
'N then some.







Hell, oops, I mean heck, he'd still like some a them horses even now.







Tha' one can says "Bonnie's Baked Beans"...
"Ugh... Beans..."






 
Hey...
They got the "Visible Cow"!
Heard Santa Claus was runnin' short a those.
BTW, is it jus' me, or does tha' pony have kinda a Elvis hairdo?

Wait a minute...
Them big blue eyes and tha' thick, black hair...
Nah... It couldn' be...



Well...
Tha's 'bout all the shoppin'
Hank can take
in one
day.



Good timin'
Ed's here ta pick him up.
Better hide tha'
shirt.



Okay,
Still got time ta run a few more errands
'fore tha' parade starts.


You do know 'bout the Holiday Parade?
Dontcha?






Gotta pick up them pies for Bill and Ed...

"Mmmm... Pie..."






'N make a couple more very important stops
 
                          "Mmmm... Beer...."    "Mmmm... Soft-serve dairy product... "




Hmmm... Ed and Hank got tha' look again.
Oh wait... I know tha' look.
Nevermind...



And then...




Yay!
It's time fer
 the Children's Holiday Parade a Lights!
Hope we can find a spot ta stand...






Nothin' comin' yet.

Hank'll never get used ta them crowds...






Gotta admit though...

It were a lot better than tha' sheep parade.
Not one semi-truck...






Just a bus...





And,


 of course,


 




a tank...

Tha's righ'...
It's the traditional Holiday Tank....






Ain't tha' nice?
They put a light-up snowman on it.
Maybe next year baby Jesus can ride up top too.
After all, nothin' says "Peace on Earth"
'n "Goodwill ta All"
like an armored artillery vehicle...



Maybe
they do mean ta spread
a whole heap a peace 'n joy 'n goodwill towards all...
'N they're jus' gonna use a little force
if'n they have ta.



Or maybe...
it's a ad fer a upcomin' movie.
Comin' ta a theatre near you...
"Frank the Holiday Tank
Saves Christmas"


Or maybe...

Hey, look!




Finally!
There's Santa Claus!




Yay!





On a fire truck?

Yep.
If'n nothin' else...
No one can accuse our little town
of not bein' prepared.



"Ho, Ho, Ho!"


Happy Holidays
y'all!









Nothin' more ta see here.
Y'all jus' move 'long real
peaceable-like
now...

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Comments:
[User Picture]From: wannabebrit
2006-12-16 05:20 am (UTC)
Oh boy! I love these! Ed and Hank sure do get around. I think they should get Iris a shirt from Rockmount. That's a good gift. :) And it's a shirt! They could carry on tradition.

I hope Ed and Hank don't get stopped by the po-po!

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[User Picture]From: myeyesaintblue
2006-12-16 05:37 pm (UTC)
Hey, love the shirt from Rockmount idea! And that it's in keeping with the shirt traditon. I think Iris would really like one of those vintage ones. And since we have to go through Denver on our way to Chicago it should be no problem stopping... I already looked up where they are. Should be real easy to find. Glad you liked this and the previous chapter too. Hoping to post part 3 of this chapter before we leave.
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