Norman Rockwell Saved from Drowning #20

The Gossips (1948)


justjack said...

-Hi, Nancy!
-Hi, Helen!
What's the story, morning glory?
What's the tale, nightingale?
-Tell me quick about Hugo and Kim!
-Hi, Margie!
-Hi, Alice!
What's the story, morning glory?
-What's the word, humming bird?
-Have you heard about Hugo and Kim?
Did they really get pinned?
Did she kiss him and cry?
Did he pin the pin on?
Or was he too shy?
Well, I heard they got pinned
-Yeah! Yeah!
I was hopin' they would!
-Uh Huh!
Now they're livin' at last,
Goin' steady for good!

EvilPoet said...

"I have no respect for justice. I maim without killing. I break hearts and ruin lives. I am cunning and malicious and gather strength with age. The more I am quoted, the more I am believed. My victims are helpless. They cannot protect themselves against me because I have no name and no face. To track me down is impossible.The harder you try, the more elusive I become. I am nobody's friend. Once I tarnish a reputation, it is never the same. I topple governments and wreck marriages. I ruin careers and cause sleepless nights, heartaches, and indigestion. I make innocent people cry in their pillows. Even my name hisses. I am called Gossip. I make headlines and headaches. Before you repeat a story, ask yourself: Is it true? Is it harmless? Is it necessary? If it isn't, don't repeat it." -Nobody's Friend: Author Unknown

marietta said...

Es ist immer wieder amüsant,zu sehen mit welchem feingefühl n. rockwell die menschen auch mit ihren liebenswürdigen unzulänglichkeiten zu papier bringt.

Pins and said...

And as referenced by Alison Bechdel.