Each year the Face of Everyman hosted the Veterans Day pancake breakfast at the Foggy Bottoms Resort and Spa. This year the descendants of the WW I Army Corps Carrier Pigeons received special honors. The venerable sage announced that the highlight today would be the wedding of Two to the Nth power grandchildren of the most decorated wartime carrier pigeons. It was his great pleasure to present “Le Vaillant” and the beautiful,“Cher Ami”. Few turned their heads, but a hoarse chorus of “Here, Here” was evident.
The morning after the party Cheeky returned to the Foggy Bottoms Resort and Spa. The only damage seemed to be to one of the Cabana Huts. It had been knocked over and had a few chips here and there. Cheeky’s memory was hazy about last night’s events, but the Face of Everyman took pleasure in recounting how Cheeky had danced the night away with a Raccoon and kept saying, “Excuse me.” every time he bumped into something; even the kiln fired Cabana Hut.
Jussi was a promising tenor but occasionally his deep voice turned to a squawk. the Face of Everyman had promised management at the Foggy Bottoms Resort and Spa a winter opera season to exceed their wildest dreams. Now the venerable sage started to have misgivings about the whole concept: what if suddenly the entire cast migrated?
Slidell was hell bent on creating mischief. Things in the Foggy Bottoms Resort and Spa needed stirring up. But, inasmuch as it was almost sundown, he thought he’d best return to his pipe & slippers. the Face of Everyman could sense Slidell’s inner rage and was thankful that this quiet resort community would not be subject to chaos and blind panic this very night.
After the big windstorm these three show up at the Foggy Bottoms Resort and Spa seeking asylum and refugee status. They had fled the circus sideshow wintering in the meadow. the Face of Everyman explained that in this magical land they were free to come and go as they pleased. Bewildered by this new sense of freedom, two balked and wanted to return to the circus and train for a new opening act. The venerable sage treated them to a special lunch and they said their goodbyes.