Thursday, May 13, 2010


And now, a dramatic reenactment, from fair Manayunk, where we lay our scene.

Smokey the Raccoon: Ha! banishment! be merciful, say ‘death;’ For exile hath more terror in his look, Much more than death: do not say ‘banishment.’

HV: Hence from The HomeValley home art thou banished. Be patient, Smokey, for the world is broad and wide.

Smokey: There is no world without HomeValley's walls, But purgatory, torture, hell itself.
Hence banished is banish’d from the world, And world’s exile is death; then ‘banished,’
Is death mis-term’d. Calling death ‘banished,’ Thou cutt’st my head off with a golden axe,
And smil’st upon the stroke that murders me.

Can you believe Smokey's histrionics? (He nailed this scene though. He is the Sir Laurence Olivier of the raccoon set.) But, friends, we do believe Smokey has been banish-ed.

We think we heard him emerge from his fortress on Tuesday night; and since, I have not heard him plodding about the ceiling.

Has fortune smiled upon us?

In other news: damn, I love me some Bill Shakespeare.


Anonymous said...

hey HV !!!
are all raccoons so well spoken or just the ones that live in your area ?
just asking !!

Homevalley said...

Well, I can only speak for Smokey, but perhaps it's just the city raccoons... They have more exposure to theatre and the arts, you know?

Allie said...

LOL! thanks for making my day!!! glad that little bastard is out of there...unless he loved it so much, he is going to round up all his friends and have a big party in your walls.

Lauren said...

that picture just made me laugh out loud so hard

Sarah Mahalo said...

BAAAA-HA! (and I don't want to laugh too hard lest I burst a stitch. TMI? Whatevs, wait'll you read my recount...)

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