Fergus Facts

The kids and I were driving down the highway in our minivan, listening to our favorite CD, a mix created for Fergus’ birthday by his Aunt Mollie and Uncle Tim, each of us lost in our separate reverie.

Fergus loves music, and always listens very carefully, especially if The Beach Boys happen to be singing, and usually no talking is allowed as far as he is concerned. However, after one song he felt compelled to speak up.

FERGUS: Not evwybody.

MOMMY: What, Fergus?


MOMMY: What do you mean, not everybody?

FERGUS: Some old people are not.

MOMMY: (competely lost) Some old people aren’t what?

FERGUS: Suwfin’ USA.

MOMMY: Ohhhh.

FERGUS: Yeah. Some old people aren’t suwfin’ USA, because dey too OLD.

Brian Wilson, he’s got you there.

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Mollie March 16, 2009 at 4:56 pm

Uncle Tim will be SO PROUD to know he’s created another Beach Boys fan. I will be sure to ask him for his thoughts on this topic. Personally, I think Fergus is on to something in re: the solipsism of the emerging teen culture of the 1960s.


Roxane B. Salonen March 17, 2009 at 3:21 am

You’ve got quite a deep thinker on your hands, there…I’m sure you know. 🙂


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