Stream of Consciousness Saturday – Prompt – Collar

 

It is Stream of Consciousness Saturday, and here is Linda Hill with this week’s prompt. So Linda, what do we have today?

“Your Friday prompt for Stream of Consciousness Saturday is “collar.” Use it as a verb, a noun, or metaphorically. Bonus points for using it in all three ways! Enjoy!”

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The Friday Reminder and Prompt for #SoCS Sept. 12/2020

Collar by John W, Howell © 2020

“What is that?”

“This, my friend, is an old fashioned collar.”

“I’ve never seen anything like that before.”

“I found it in my granddad’s chest in the attic.”

“How does it work.”

“Well, you have a shirt that doesn’t have a collar.  This attaches to it.”

“Why would anyone want that kind of thing?”

“In the olden days, you could wear the shirt without the collar. The collar stays clean. Then when it came time to dress up, you add a clean collar. Get it?”

“I suppose. Sounds like a lot of work to me. What else was in that trunk?”

“You knew my grandfather was a detective, right?”

“Yeah, I heard you mention that a few times. Given the prompt today, can you guess what else is in the truck?”

“What’s the prompt?”

“Collar.”

“Don’t tell me grandpa has records of all his collars?”

“Bingo. You got it. His arrests are all documented, and he kept them all.”

“Sounds a little compulsive to me.”

“Well, he was kind of that way. He was proud of being able to make a collar after a long investigation.”

“Speaking of long.”

“Yeah, I think we’ve covered the subject.”

“You wearing your collar to the bar?”

“No, I think I’ll leave it here.”

“Good, the Eau de mothball is not a good scent for you.”

“Thanks.”

51 comments

  1. Yup, you’ve got it covered today, John. I have no lame comeback.

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  2. Nice one, John! Happy Saturday!

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    1. Happy Saturday to you, Jill * sung to the tune of Day Dream Believer by The Monkees

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      1. One of my favorites! 🙂

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  3. Good ole Grandpa! Wasn’t it prescient of him to leave that trunk in the attic?

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    1. He was a prince. Thanks, Liz.

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      1. You’re welcome, John. 😀

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  4. I’m laughing at “Eau de mothball.” And, given the way collars wear out before the rest of the shirt these days, maybe it’s time to bring those old collars back.

    Have a great weekend, John.

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    1. Thank you, Dan. Have a great weekend too.

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    2. I got a kick out of “eau de mothball” as well.

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      1. You’re welcome, John.

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    1. Thank you, Charles.

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  5. Gwen M. Plano · · Reply

    I never liked the mothball scent. Good one, John. 🙂

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    1. I try to avoid them too. Thanks, Gwen. Have a super Saturday

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  6. Great take on the prompt, John.

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    1. Thank you, Maggie.

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  7. Eau du mothball…Lol…I think that collar has seen its better days!

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    1. I would say so, Mary. Thanks.

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  8. Still have mine! 🙂

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  9. Another fantastic use of the prompt, John. And you just educated some younger readers on the use of a detachable collar!

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    1. Thank you, Jan. Education is a good thing.

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  10. D.L. Finn, Author · · Reply

    Another fun one, John. Happy Saturday.

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  11. Eau de mothball … lol that is a keeper lots of things around our place smell like that since I’ve been cleaning out closets and going through boxes recently.

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  12. Excellent post John really enjoyed it 💜

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    1. Thank you, Willow.

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      1. Always a pleasure 💜

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  13. You always get a smile and a laugh out of me, John.

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    1. I’m so glad, Dale. Thanks for letting me know. 😁

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      1. But of course, mon ami!!

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  14. Perfect for the prompt, John! Happy Saturday!

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    1. Thak you, Lauren

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  15. Eau de mothball… now, that was really good. Well done, John.

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    1. Thank you, Jennie.

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      1. You’re welcome, John.

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  16. Well, I learned something new today. I had no idea collars used to be detachable.

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    1. It is so true, Laura.

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  17. Haha, nice double use of collar. I must admit, if I were given that prompt I’d go in a WAY different direction involving dark rooms, whips, chains… The follies of being a dark fantasy writer I guess 😊

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    1. Thank you for the vision, Jessica. 😁

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  18. A person’s wardrobe used to require a great deal more work than it does these days. No wonder most people used to wake at the crack of dawn.

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    1. I know, Right? “Hey Myrtle where did I leave my collar?”

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