Yes, you did read that right. My husband made the paper, and what is he doing? Showing off his backside.
The Parade of Uniforms speaker is even pointing at his butt!
Well, no, she’s not. But it looks like it, doesn’t it? (They’re in the bottom right picture of the scanned newspaper below).
She’s actually pointing at his rum ration cup that he hangs on his canteen. Thomas really likes to demonstrate that the Continental Marines were, well, mariners. He enjoys picking up the little extras that make his impression that much more authentic. And I think they appreciate that at the Parade of Uniforms because it gives them something extra and fun to talk about.
This Commercial News photographer must have thought so anyway. Funny thing is, the photographer misspelled our last name. So now Thomas Phoden’s backside will go down in history!
Anyway, I just wanted to share this with my readers because I thought it was a fun remnant from our awesome Forest Glen/Danville event a couple of weeks ago. Click on the photo if you’d like to see it better (the article on the right is unrelated, as newspapers go).
And Thomas Phoden: your backside’s lookin’ good.
He will probably get really mad when someone tells him about this post. 🙂
Won’t be me.
Actually, it probably will be.
Oh well. Posting anyway. Hehe.