Thursday, April 15, 2010

Dem Bones

The Texas bloggers (at least a couple of my favorites) have become fascinated by bones. They have been decorating with cow parts (well bleached) and featuring them in their blogs. Well I started decorating with bones 18 years ago. And the bones I used are millions of years old.

A 65 million year old fossil fish.

And a skate, a relative of the sting ray.

I had them set into the two storey stone facing on the revamped fireplace.

This is a gar fish from Brazil, about 100 million years old. It is located on the side of the stone stack at the 2nd storey level.

Mr. Flannery

UPDATE:
Dem bones, dem bones, dem dry bones,
Dem bones, dem bones, dem dry bones,
Dem bones, dem bones, dem dry bones,
Now shake dem skeleton bones!

The toe bone's connected to the foot bone,
The foot bone's connected to the ankle bone,
The ankle bone's connected to the leg bone,
Now shake dem skeleton bones!

The leg bone's connected to the knee bone,
The knee bone's connected to the thigh bone,
The thigh bone's connected to the hip bone,
Now shake dem skeleton bones!

Dem bones, dem bones, dem dry bones,
Dem bones, dem bones, dem dry bones,
Dem bones, dem bones, dem dry bones,
Now shake dem skeleton bones!

The hip bone's connected to the back bone
The back bone's connected to the neck bone,
The neck bone's connected to the head bone,
Now shake dem skeleton bones!

The finger bone's connected to the hand bone,
The hand bone's connected to the arm bone,
The arm bone's connected to the shoulder bone,
Now shake dem skeleton bones!

Dem bones, dem bones gonna walk around
Dem bones, dem bones, gonna walk around
Dem bones, dem bones, gonna walk around
Now shake dem skeleton bones!


6 comments:

red.neck chic said...

The head bone connected to the neck bone,
The neck bone connected to the back bone,
The back bone connected to the thigh bone,
The thigh bone connected to the knee bone,
The knee bone connected to the leg bone,
The leg bone connected to the foot bone...
dem bones...

uh huh. Now I'm going to be singin' that the rest of the day!!!

I like your fossils/bones!!! Those are so cool!!!

I think you could possibly be a mis-placed Texan...

;-) robelyn

Primitiques 'n Poetry said...

Crud. Now I'm stuck on that song, too! Did you say "favorite"? he he he Yee Haw! Robelyn is gonna get ideas and duct tape a fish over her stove now. Great. I love your old fossils and bones! ~Mindy

AngelMc said...

I saw on the travel channel where you can go and dig for fossils...I can't remember where....did you dig these?

Mr. Flannery said...

Angel - As with most of the stuff in my house, I bought the fossils at an estate auction about 20 years ago. I bought them before I had my current house, with no place to use them. When I started the remodel I brought them to the stone guy and said here they are, put them into the design.

red.neck chic said...

Don't tell Mindy... I have a wooden fish hanging over my bedroom door. Not quite fossilized, but if I let enough dust build up on it...

LOLOL

Your stone guy did a beautiful job!!! I like them!!!

;-) robelyn

Jaybird said...

Those are beautiful!! RNC's resident teenager and I are always on the lookout for fossils. Fortunately, he doesn't consider ME one!!
Thanks to you and RNC, I will be singing that dratted song alllllll day long!! Thanks guys!!