|So you want "odd" do you? You can't get much odder than this!|
If you don't think that's odd enough, then allow me to share a little anecdote that concerns my father and this very mask.
We were living in an apartment building in Toronto at the time of this photo, and my father thought it would be quite hilarious to put on this mask himself, ring the bell of one of the nice lady-neighbours on the next floor, crouch down (for even greater effect) and then spring out at her when she answered her door. He nearly gave the poor woman a heart-attack. My dad laughed until he cried.
As I say, my dad was a bit odd. And perhaps a bit insensitive, but let me tell you, this became one of the legendary "Davison stories" that was dredged up for captive audiences (and immediate family) for years to come.
Some day I'll explain about the "giant cabbages of Knob Hill Farms".
Is it any wonder I'm a bit "odd" myself?
*odsbodlikins was first used by Henry Fielding in "Don Quixote in England", in 1734.
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