Mr. Forbes in Summer

Remember when Judge Charles Edward Forbes, donor of Northampton’s Forbes Library, was all decked out for trick-or-treating at Hallowe’en?

And again this winter, he covered up his ears and dressed suitably for the cold?

Well, it’s been a whole lot hotter this summer than normal, and the Judge has broken decorum.

And here’s the latest bulletin —

Mr. Forbes takes the plunge —Β He’s now dressed for comfort!

Where else but the singular town of Northampton?

Way to go, Mr. Forbes!

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20 Responses to Mr. Forbes in Summer

  1. mybrightlife says:

    No sense of humour failure in your side of the woods I see! Love it.

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  2. Haha – thanks for giving me a laugh this morning! Do I see the hint of a smile on Mr Forbes’ stony lips?

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    • Touch2Touch says:

      It would be nice to think so. But from what I’ve read of him —
      I doubt it!
      A man of bronze in many ways, but the library donor was exceedingly generous withal, and we are always grateful.

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  3. coastalcrone says:

    I love it! One of our neighbors had a wooden bear near their front door and they would put something on it for a holiday or season. They moved away and took him or her with them. Thanks for sharing!

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    • Touch2Touch says:

      I’ve never figured out who’s in charge of the dress-up at the Forbes.
      The librarians all seem pretty solemn and serious — one of ’em must have a wild streak they keep well covered up!

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  4. nice to see a sense of humour breaking out in this way. I’m sure everyone walks by, smiles.

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    • Touch2Touch says:

      Interesting point, Joss.
      The bust is in the lobby of the library, just beyond the entrance doors. Sometimes against a wall, usually right in the middle. Granted there’s never a big mob of people in the lobby at one time — but your comment reminds me that I’ve never seen anyone else spare a glance for it!!!!!!

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  5. Gilly Gee says:

    Great, turning a serious place into a fun one!

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  6. pauline says:

    Willing to bet it’s the ghost of Mr. Forbes who was told at the pearly gates that unless he lightened up a bit, he wasn’t getting in!

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  7. LOL thanks for the smile πŸ™‚ I think Mr Forbes looks great in that float!

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  8. libraryfan says:

    solemn and serious? I guess you have never run into librarians at the local bars!

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    • Touch2Touch says:

      I think you may be shattering all my illusions!
      I grew up with Marian the Librarian from The Music Man. (Of course she does end up rather different at the end of the show, hmmm.)

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