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WILSON! January 27, 2018

Posted by nrhatch in Humor, Joke, Less IS More, Mindfulness, Travel & Leisure.

In Boca Raton, at Red Reef Park . . . I found a coconut!

Holding it up to my ear, I heard Tom Hanks hollering “WILSON!” . . . as his only and constant companion washed out to sea.

Not wanting to grow attached to an inanimate orb, I put the coconut back where I found it for some other Castaway to befriend.

Aah . . . that’s better!


1. Rainee - January 27, 2018

I loved that movie!

nrhatch - January 27, 2018

Looking at the trailer made me want to watch it again.

2. Jill Weatherholt - January 27, 2018

Aw…Wilson, one of my favorite characters! Happy Saturday, Nancy.

nrhatch - January 27, 2018

I also loved the neighbor Wilson on Tim Allen’s “Home Improvement” show. And Mr. Wilson on Dennis the Menace.

Wilson = a good name!

Jill Weatherholt - January 27, 2018

Definitely! ๐Ÿ™‚

3. reocochran - January 27, 2018

If I had a choice I would choose a coconut over a basketball any day, Nancy!
Hope your year is starting off with lots of fun adventures! You always made me smile but somehow I had to start from scratch to find you this year. . . I missed your happy jokes and “ah, that’s better!”

nrhatch - January 27, 2018

Thanks, Robin! And I agree ~> a coconut is a more “organic” companion. ๐Ÿ˜€

4. L. Marie - January 27, 2018

๐Ÿ˜€You made me laugh, Nancy!

nrhatch - January 27, 2018

Yay! My work here is done!

5. Kate Crimmins - January 27, 2018

Hmmmm…coconut! You were good to put it back. Not so sure I would have.

nrhatch - January 27, 2018

I thought that some “kid” ought to have the fun of finding (and befriending) it. ๐Ÿ˜€

6. William D'Andrea - January 27, 2018

If you’d kept the coconut, you might have used it for dessert. In the photo, you’re holding it like a football, not a soccer ball.

I’ve never seen the movie “Castaway’. It looks like an updated version of “Robinson Crusoe”. I remember seeing the movie “Robinson Crusoe”, when I was a child, back in 1954. That movie’s title character was portrayed by Dan O’Herlihy. From what I can see in your posted trailer; “Castaway” looks very much the same.

nrhatch - January 27, 2018

Similar to Robinson Crusoe (learning to survive on an island without modern amenities) . . . but, in Castaway, Tom Hank’s only companion is Wilson (a soccer ball). ๐Ÿ˜€

I have bought whole coconuts before ~ using the coconut meat in various recipes. It’s a tough nut to crack!

William D'Andrea - January 28, 2018

Instead of a soccer ball, Robinson Crusoe had his Man Friday; an actual human being, with who he had real conversations, instead of fantasy ones. Friday was a Black Man, who Mr. Crusoe treated as a slave. That was the way things were, during the Age when the story was written. It could be that the movie “Castaway”‘s production company wanted to avoid any problems, by replacing Man Friday with a politically correct soccer ball. (Have you heard of any organization accusing them of insensitivity to soccer balls?)

Another question. What do you use to crack open a coconut? A hammer? Then digging out the meat, and grinding it down into edible flakes can’t be all that easy either.

nrhatch - January 28, 2018

I’ve never had to remove the outer husk before ~ on TV, it’s usually removed with a machete.

When you buy a coconut in the store, there are 3 “eyes” at one end. To access the liquid and coconut meat, you can puncture those (I used a hammer and nail), then drain out the liquid, then wrap the nut in newspaper (to keep debris from flying about), and then WHACK it with a hammer until it breaks apart.

OR, you can buy pre-shredded coconut at the store! ๐Ÿ˜€

7. Debra - February 1, 2018

So funny! And here I just mentioned finding a coconut in South Beach and bringing it home! I’m not sure if I even knew Wilson at that time. ๐Ÿ™‚

nrhatch - February 1, 2018

Haha! Coconuts in Miami are just falling from the trees . . . ripe for the picking!

8. beeblu - February 14, 2018

Haha, yes, we wouldnโ€™t want to see you talking to a coconut on a regular basis, however entertaining that might be!

nrhatch - February 14, 2018

It might work . . . as long as the coconut didn’t talk back!

9. Anne Lene @ MinimalistSometimes - March 2, 2018


nrhatch - March 2, 2018


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