Today at an estate sale I bought

this photo, because I was intrigued. (And also because it was a dollar.)
I have no idea what the hell is going on with these two.
Theories? Or heck, if you want to use this as a writing prompt, be my guest.


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  • intendent
    February 10, 2007 at 8:39 pm


    ^ what came to mind.

  • invertedreptile
    February 10, 2007 at 9:40 pm

    i think she’s got her skirt stuck on the fence as theyre climbing over, and the friend is trying to help. why there is a photo of this i have no idea.

  • kathmuse
    February 10, 2007 at 10:10 pm

    You find the best stuff! Portland seems to have the very best estate sales ever.


  • alevai
    February 11, 2007 at 6:37 am

    That’s, um, old school. :p

    You may want to check out . I bet they’d get a real kick out of this.

  • studentnurse
    February 11, 2007 at 8:55 am

    I think they’re acting something out (as said above, something about a girl being stuck on a fence, a classic scenario in old-fashioned children’s literature). Maybe a scene from a LITTLE COLONEL or ELSIE DINSMORE-type book. They look a little self-conscious, and their outfits look carefully put-together. Isn’t the lower one a girl wearing a woman’s dress?

  • kiramekihoshi
    February 11, 2007 at 10:11 am

    Oh gosh, that’s so cute! ^-^ Great find!

  • thisisnotanlj
    February 11, 2007 at 12:13 pm

    i think you’re onto something there — i thought of some kind of play, too, especially considering the fence-sitter’s lipstick.

  • jactitation
    February 11, 2007 at 3:39 pm

    “Oh no! I caught my dress! I’m so upset!”

    “You little whiner! If I can get my hands on you through all these petticoats, I’ll give you something to be upset about!”

  • erce
    February 12, 2007 at 11:10 am

    my first thought for a backstory was:

    “Lorraine explained to Natalie that there really was no such thing as being bisexual, but that she’d help her off that damned fence and take care of those bloomers at the same time.”