Perry the powerhouse of the production– All Photos by Schuyleur (Skyler) Seccaspina– that was his job– like his mother– photographer and document for history.
It began about 9 pm last night on Lake Ave. East in Carleton Place. I came downstairs not wanting to watch the Warriors game and there my two sons were in the garage with heavy tools. I immediately thought some repossession deal might be coming down. I don’t know what goes on these days with all these TV reality shows– who knows what’s going to be ravaged and plundered.
Being a concerned mother I asked them point blank why one had an axe and the other one had a giant plundering tool which some call a mallet. They said they needed them and nothing else was said. When your kids are over 30 you don’t ask and just hope to heck you don’t get a call at 3 am in the morning. I waved goodbye and called it a day.
My boys 1990 and 2013–last photo –InsideOttawaValley.com 2013
At 10:45 PM my sons return asking for the front gate key. Okay… and then I said, “Am I getting the Storyland Bunny to look after?” Last time I asked Sky for said bunny was the day of the Storyland auction, and I knew the word “No” was always on the table. Perry being the muscle of the production roared up the street in a tiny bulldozer and all of us stood there being eaten by mosquitoes while he wheeled Mr. Bunny in. Steve was trying to cut a big Pine branch down and Perry just yelled,”Lower it a bit!” and he snapped it in half. Canadian Tire should use Perry as their advertising man for their power tools. He would give that guy “Gary” a run for his money.
The boys are always busy looking after their Dad’s business and and leasing and space at Motorhouse has been rented to Ford (across the street) now by the family company Maniplex. Stay tuned, the boys are always up to something, and I knew their Dad would be happy to see the Bunny moved to the family home yard. Mom most certainly is.
Thanks Sky and Perry for allowing me to babysit him– Mum is thrilled. As Steve says: “There is never a dull moment around here at Hi Diddle Day House!”
Springside Hall – The Hi Diddle Day home