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Oktoberfest 2010 Wish I had a camera

Sunday afternoon three of the Quail went into the performer’s privy.

Apparently, although the high school provides the costumes, they don’t get to work with them much and/or no one explains to the girls how to deal with the large skirts in the privies. The girls solution was to unlace each other and step out of the dresses to go to the bathroom.

So I come around the corner … and in the middle of the privy there is one trash can and 3 court dresses standing up by themselves looking for all the world like some weird mushroom fairy ring. Empty court dresses standing in a circle.

I burst out laughing out loud.

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RIP Elroy Forbes

Obit of Former TRF King and my cousin.
Which I had intended to post back in January but didn’t. For some reason I cannot get the picture to load.

OBIT from the Houston Chronicle


ELROY WESTVEER FORBES, JR. passed from this earthly plane Sunday, January 24, 2010. He was the son of Elroy Westveer Forbes, Sr. and Virginia Lee Triplet Tomlin. Born on May 28, 1940, he was the first of the family to be delivered at St. Joseph Hospital, Houston.He attended schools at Garden Villas (Houston), Manvel, and graduated from Alvin High School. Elroy attended The University of Texas briefly, served in the U.S. Navy from 1961 through 1966, and then graduated from the University of Houston in 1969.Elroy’s business career was as varied as his educational one. He was a in public relations, a publisher, an author, an actor, and a Renaissance Man. He was the Publisher of the Houston Scene Magazine in the mid-1970’s and 80’s. He relished the role of Santa Claus for the Foley’s Christmas Parade, Houston City Hall Tree Lighting, the Houston Symphony and for the lighting of the Uptown Christmas Tree. His Clause & Co. was a part of many families’ Christmas. He was the Publisher of the E.W. Forbes Directory, the author of “The Power of Thank You,” and a winner in the Ten by Ten Scriptwriters Contest. Elroy was a founding member of the Council of Self Esteem and a proud tuba player in the Houston Pride Band. He was an active participant in the Houston political scene. Elroy loved to paint and many canvasses hang on the walls of friends and family. His greatest role was that of brother, friend, and genuinely unique individual.He is survived by sisters Joyce (Dr. Charles) Bownds of Pikeville, TN, Edna Forbes of Quitman, TX; brothers Edward “Eddie” (wife Mary Forbes) of Angelton, TX, Donnis Tomlin (wife Judy) of Alvin, TX, Doyce Tomlin of Houston, TX, Teddy D. Tomlin (wife Elizabeth) and Roy Tomlin (wife Tori) of Austin and his friend and companion Phil Smith. He leaves behind many nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends who will feel his passing.The viewing will be Wednesday, January 27, 2010, 5-8 p.m. at the Bradshaw-Carter Home located at 1734 West Alabama Street, Houston, TX 77098. The funeral will be at Resurrection Metropolitan Community Church (RMCC), 2025 W. 11th, Houston, TX on January 28, 2010 at 2 p.m. Graveside services will be Friday, January 29 at 10:30 a.m. at Houston National Cemetery.

Given his penchant for tardiness, we hope Elroy will appear on time.