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Ed and Hank

note about 'Ed and Hank'...

Note: Or what started out as a note anyway. Disclaimer: Hank told their story to Annie Proulx. Jack and Ennis are all hers. Ed and Hank belong only to each other.

Everything else is here:

A note about 'Ed and Hank'...

Hank just wanted to let everyone who's been reading know that he needs to take a break from writing down everything Ed says for a little while. (He will, however, digitally record everything Ed says for possible later use.)

"You got a warrant fer tha', dumbass...?"

"We're livin' in the new 'n improved United States of America... I don' need no warrant..."


"'Sides... tha' recorder jus' might help us settle some future arguments..."

"'N what exactly would be the fun in tha'?"

"See yer point."

Hank does want to finish writing about their road trip, etc, and is actually hoping that by posting this it will mean that it won't be that long of a break, 'cause every other time he's said something of the sort, he has proven himself wrong.  So... Hank hopes he'll be eating a big ol' piece of humble pie because he ends up posting sooner than expected.

"Did you say somethin' 'bout pie, Hank...?"

"Yeah, Ed... Think there's some pie left... How 'bout we go get ourselves a couple a pieces...?"

As always, thanks for reading and Hank hopes they'll be back so soon that you'll all be saying  to yourselves, 'Why the hell did tha' dumbass post tha' post sayin' he weren't gonna post fer a while anyways?'

"Well...? Are ya comin' or not...?"

"Be righ' there, Ed..."

Once again, if all of that makes sense to you, you've probably been reading too much Ed and Hank anyway.

"Think I'll have a nice slice a cheddar cheese on mine..."

"Now why wouldya wanna ruin a good piece a pie like tha'...?"

"So's... You really ain't gonna write 'bout us fer a while...?"

"I dunno... Jus' think I need a l'il break..."

"This got anythin' ta do with tha' fella who was Ennis dyin'...?"

"Maybe... Yeah... Cain't put it inta words too good... 'S kinda confusin' 'n all... 'N it's jus' real hard ta think 'bout pickin' up righ' where I left off righ' now..."

"Guess it's got ya stuck in one a yer moods, huh...?"

"Don' know whatcher talkin' 'bout..."

"Righ'. Ya don' got no trouble tellin' folks 'bout how much I bitch 'n moan..."

"Tha's 'cause yer bitchin' 'n moanin' is funny. Least-wise it is ta me."

"Thanks a lot."

"Yer welcome. 'Sides... I tell folks stuff 'bout me too... I tell 'em I'm lazy... all the time..."

"Tha' don' count. Hell... Sometimes I think ya take pride in it..."

"Gotta admit... I do kinda consider it a art form."

"Well ya sure got a natural talent fer it... But ya ain't never mentioned how moody 'n grumpy you can get some a the time..."

"Wouldn' be nothin' much ta write 'bout anyways... 'M jus' like everybody else in this here world... sometimes I get sad... fer good reason this week... 'n sometimes 'm lazy 'n moody 'n grumpy 'n..."

"'N Dopey. Don' ferget 'Dopey', dumbass..."

"Anythin' else ya wanna add, Snow White...?"

"Well... Ya sure ain't Bashful, Prince Charmin'."

"Betcha cain't name all seven a them dwarfs, Ed..."

"Whaddya wanna bet...?"

"Winner's choice next time we have at it..."

"'S a deal. 'N wha' you don' know is that I took Iris ta tha' movie when she were l'il..."

"Then you should be able ta name them dwarfs no problem..."

"Lessee... There's Dopey 'n Grumpy... 'n Sleepy... 'n Bashful... 'n Happy... How many is tha'?"

"Five. Ya gotta get two more..."

"Dopey 'n Grumpy 'n Sleepy... 'n Happy 'n Bashful 'n... Shit..."

"Ya give up...?"

"Doc. There's Doc too."

"Still one more..."

"How long do I got...?"

"Time's up."

"That ain't no fair... Ya gotta give me more time."

"Okay. Ya got 'til midnight... But no tryin' ta use the computer... 'n no callin' Iris."


"Or Bill."




"Tha's Popeye's friend."


"Think yer thinkin' a 'Leave it ta Beaver'."




"Give it up, Ed."


"He were one a them 'L'il Rascals'."


"I sure as hell am."

And later yet...



"Mmmph... Huh...? Wha' the hell...?"

"Sneezy... The seventh dwarf is Sneezy..."

"Ya woke me up outta a sound sleep fer tha'...?"


"YAWN... 'S too late anyways, dumbass... 'S twelve-fifteen..."


"Guess I win, then..."

"'Course... there ain't really no loser with tha' kinda bet... Uh... So's... Hank...?"


"You still grumpy?"

"Whadda you think...? Ya jus' woke me up, dumbass."

"How 'bout sleepy... You real sleepy?"

"You jus' namin' dwarfs again fer the hell of it...? Or are ya anglin' fer me ta collect on tha' there bet righ' now...?"


"Maybe wha'...? Dwarf-namin' or havin' at it...?"

"Second part a watcha said..."

"Would tha' make ya happy, Ed...?"

"Yeah... Happy... 'n gen'rally kinda dopey afterwards... 'n maybe even a l'il bashful ev'ry now 'n again... dependin' on the circumstances 'n all..."

"Forty-odd years ta gether 'n ya still get bashful sometimes... Love that about ya, dumbass."

"So's does tha' mean ya wanna...?"

"Yeah, I wanna... C'mere, Ed..."

"Hey... Aintcha gonna put no music on...?"

"I weren't gonna... But if'n ya like I could get up 'n look fer tha' 'Whistle While Ya Work' song on YouTube... You know... from tha' movie..."

"It's work fer ya now, huh...?"

"Nope... But it's gonna be work fer you..."

"It is, huh...?"

"Yep. So's ya might as well start whistlin'... You know how ta whistle, dontcha Ed...? Ya jus' put yer lips ta gether... 'n blow..."

"Think tha's from an entirely diff'rent movie."

"Sure is."

"You sayin' I don' know how ta... uh... whistle... good?"

"I didn' say tha'... 'N I think yer damn good at it... But... ya know wha' they say... Practice makes perfect..."

"C'mere, dumbass..."


"Mirror, mirror on the wall... who's the luckiest dumbass of 'em all...?"

"I am."

"Nope. Wrong answer. I am."

"Tha's what I said, dumbass... I am."

"Love ya, Prince Charmin'..."

"Love you too, Snow White..."

A minute later...

"Bet I can name all eight a them reindeer..."

"Go ta sleep, Ed..."

The next morning...

"Hey... Hank...?!?"


"Me 'n Bill are takin' a break... Ya wan' some coffee...?"

"Sure... Be righ' down... Jus' finishin' up this here note... It got a lot longer than I expected..."

P.S. Then again... Maybe writing about Ed is just what the doctor ordered... But, either way, Hank'll keep ya'll posted. (Note to self: look up recipe for humble pie.)

"C'mon, Hank... Bill's gonna try 'n name all them dwarfs..."

"Hold yer horses, Ed... 'M comin'..."


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From: ellenlj
2008-01-31 05:17 pm (UTC)

thanks for the heads up

glad to know you think respite, and not retirement

I'll be here when you get back...


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[User Picture]From: myeyesaintblue
2008-01-31 05:36 pm (UTC)

Re: thanks for the heads up

Thanks. Hank's hoping it won't be too long.
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[User Picture]From: argentine65
2008-01-31 05:28 pm (UTC)

Ed and Hank

blue: I will miss this story because I love you all, but I will wait hopefully a return (you already did that once, remember?). Thank you for everything and maybe in a future not so far away Hank could told us more about their first times. Thank you again, I will wait. Martha
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[User Picture]From: myeyesaintblue
2008-01-31 05:41 pm (UTC)

Re: Ed and Hank

Thanks, Martha. And yeah, Hank was hesitant to say anything because he does remember doing it before, and it wasn't for too long. He's kind of hoping for the same here, but just felt like he should let folks know.
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[User Picture]From: samtyr
2008-01-31 05:36 pm (UTC)
I understand about you taking a break for a time but I will still be here, ready to read whenever you decide to post again.
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[User Picture]From: myeyesaintblue
2008-01-31 05:42 pm (UTC)
Thanks. Btw, you're userpic is beautiful.
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[User Picture]From: tatia85
2008-01-31 05:46 pm (UTC)
I am a "new" reader^^ I am reading Ed&Hank as goodninght stories, and so I hope they will be along... well for a lot of time. I would surely cry like a baby if Hank would say farewell to us all. Take your time, anyway^^ You are one of the greates fanfic writer in this here fandom! (not to mention how much you helped my english... though my teacher kinda think something else =P)
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[User Picture]From: myeyesaintblue
2008-02-01 06:26 pm (UTC)
That's so nice that you're reading Ed and Hank as goodnight stories. Hank doesn't plan on saying 'farewell', He's just going to take a break and spend more time irritatin' Ed for a while.

P.S. Please apologize to your teacher on Ed and Hank's behalf. :D
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[User Picture]From: torry28
2008-01-31 06:11 pm (UTC)
I will be searching the internet all the while I'm missing you. Take a breather but remember I stop if you take to long, breathing that is, not waiting.
Take good care of each other and this is something a very wise man said.
Quoting, Robert Fulgham:
"I believe that the imagination is stronger than knowledge,
That myth is more potent than history,
That dreams are more powerful than facts,
That hope always triumphs over experience,
That laughter is the only cure for grief,
And I believe that love is stronger than death."

Hugs to all of you dear friends.
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[User Picture]From: myeyesaintblue
2008-02-01 06:43 pm (UTC)
Thanks for the great quote, Torry. And thanks for all your kind comments all along. Hank hopes to be back sooner rather than later. (And after a week or two spent working with Ed, Ed will probably be pushing Hank to get out of his hair and go back to writing.)
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[User Picture]From: schlopki
2008-01-31 06:15 pm (UTC)
*aw* hope hank enjoys his break and will be back soon. i'll be here waiting =)
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[User Picture]From: myeyesaintblue
2008-02-01 07:04 pm (UTC)
Thanks. Hank hopes to be back soon, with Ed in tow of course...
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From: katecaton
2008-01-31 07:34 pm (UTC)
I hope Ed and Hank enjoy their break and return refreshed.
Lots of love,
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[User Picture]From: myeyesaintblue
2008-02-01 07:52 pm (UTC)
Thanks. (Ed doesn't get a break though. Just Hank :) )
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From: mazaher
2008-01-31 07:47 pm (UTC)
Hank is right, no need to try and draw a 1:1 map of the empire, so to speak. And --as far as it transpires about such a private personality-- it seems even God takes a rest once in a while, and anyway He has scribes to keep the diary updated =)
We'll wait, and meanwhile maybe experiment with different pies. There is an apple-and-cottage-cheese-rolled-in-brisée-paste recipe I just found, involving nuts and raisins...
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[User Picture]From: myeyesaintblue
2008-02-01 08:13 pm (UTC)
Thanks. Hank knows that such a detailed map would get very dull indeed. :) And Maybe Hank will enlist Bill as a scribe, or at least give him a recorder too. (Not that Hank suffers from a God-complex... Although Ed might beg to differ. :D)

Experimenting with pies sounds like a great way to pass some time. If you feel like sharing the recipe for that amazing-sounding apple-and-cottage-cheese-rolled-in-brisée paste, my email is myeyesaintblue@yahoo.com.

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From: sci_femme
2008-01-31 10:24 pm (UTC)
Hank made me laugh, Hank made me cry. Ed made me laugh, Ed made me cry. I love them to pieces. One of the most addictive series.

See them soon, and hope the dogs behave...
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[User Picture]From: myeyesaintblue
2008-02-01 09:26 pm (UTC)
That's so nice of you to say. Hank hopes to be making you laugh (and maybe cry a little) again in the future.
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[User Picture]From: jennasts
2008-01-31 10:54 pm (UTC)
You are too funny! Writing a lovely post with Ed and Hank as you are telling us you're not going to write a post for a while.... But thank you for telling us. I hope you, and everybody else, feels well enough eventually that we can stand up and carry on. It's sort of the message of Brokeback Mountain, isn't it? Or at least one of the strongest ones I carried with me from the movie theater. Not to retire from life, to live it to the fullest. Of course, grief is part of that, but only part.

Here's to Hank feeling like transcribing again soon.
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[User Picture]From: myeyesaintblue
2008-02-01 10:36 pm (UTC)
Glad the post within a post about not posting for a while made you smile. Thanks for the encouraging words... And that is definitely one of the strongest messages from Brokeback Mountain. I think maybe Hank did all of this a little backwards-like... so now he just needs to take a bit of a break and hang out with Ed for a while (read irritate) before throwing himself back into the fray, so to speak. Thanks, 'Blue
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[User Picture]From: bbmgirlfan
2008-02-01 03:46 am (UTC)
Road trips are not a big thrill for me, but I would love it if Hank wrote more about his grief.
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[User Picture]From: myeyesaintblue
2008-02-01 11:04 pm (UTC)
Hank's not sure if he could write more about his grief... he really doesn't understand it well enough to put it into words. But, he will consider writing more about it if he can figure it out.

But only if you read every single road trippin'.

(Sorry, Hank couldn't resist. He was just kidding, of course. And he will think about what you said.)
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[User Picture]From: lalaynia
2008-02-01 03:48 am (UTC)

This is Humble Pie (with a very young Peter Frampton) doing an awesome cover of the Yardbirds' "For Your Love."

Hope you like it, 'Blue.

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[User Picture]From: myeyesaintblue
2008-02-01 11:17 pm (UTC)
Hey J/L/D,

Thanks, that was great. Maybe Hank can just sing along with Humble Pie when the time comes...

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[User Picture]From: joetheone
2008-02-01 04:33 am (UTC)

Oh my

Ok reading this and watching the news and the sports and seeing those boys wrestling on television from the local colleges I can never understand how they don't think that is sexual. Ok I'm drifting off and have to wipe the drool off of Pat's chin from that news broadcast the only reason I think he likes watching the sports part of the news. Anyway go ahead whistle while you work and keep naming all thos dwarfs and reindeer and don't forget to name all the great lakes and think of the one Joe and Pat live by. That is so funny I saw one of those Jay Leno shows where he asked people to name the Great lakes and most did not know them. Ok I'm drifting off again also iguess I read too much of Ed and Hank also I start rambling on the same way. Hmmm some good cheddar on a nice piece of pie sounds good here also. Well, take a break and relax don't forget to just be together and happy with one another. Joe
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[User Picture]From: myeyesaintblue
2008-02-01 11:24 pm (UTC)

Re: Oh my

LOL - That sounds like it was some newscast. And... Superior, Michigan, Huron, Ontario and the one Joe and Pat live near... Erie. (Hanks swears he did not look them up. Ed can vouch for him.) And Hank is going to take your sage advice and "take a break and relax and just be together and happy with one another".
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From: forevermare
2008-02-01 06:02 am (UTC)
I'll miss you guys, but I sure do understand how Hank feels and why he has trouble writing about Ed because of "that guy who played Ennis" dying. I have trouble reading about Ennis because "that guy who played him" is no longer with us. I will miss watching him act and hearing him talk and smiling at pictures of him with his little girl. It's hard when the harsh finality of death forces us to realize that those we love may not always be around and we may have taken them for granted. I will miss you Ed and Hank, but I'll be waiting for you and hopefully I'll appreciate you even more when you return.


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[User Picture]From: myeyesaintblue
2008-02-02 04:54 am (UTC)
Heath Ledger did such an amazing performance of being Ennis it is hard to separate the role from the actor, even for Hank when he has his Ed standing right next to him. Or something like that. Hank can't explain it very well. Thanks for saying you'll wait, Hank appreciates it and hopes it won't be too long.
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[User Picture]From: max3b1
2008-02-01 06:27 am (UTC)
Thanks for the journey so far, have always enjoyed Ed&Hank and the photos.
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[User Picture]From: myeyesaintblue
2008-02-02 04:56 am (UTC)
Thanks and I'm glad you've been enjoying Ed and Hank, and the photos too.
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