the year was 1971 and pea and i were in good spirits. we had just completed our shift at the sawmill, i ran the donkey out back and she was a master grit hole sawer. we were tired after our 12 hour shift and heading out to 'alberni town for a couple of beers and brawn. christmas eve awaited us as we planned our modus vivendi.....phew, finally out of the seaplane and onto dry land. whoa, what awaits us here......a gaggle of elves outside the pub on a starlit christmas eve, beckoning us to enter. what? with us looking like this, not even having the opportunity to 'freshen up'! well, you gotta do what ya gotta do, so enter we did.
bright lights met us, the sparkle was overwhelming, but someone we managed to find a table with friendly types. an aside here - well, of course i wanted to stay but pea wanted to go back to the digs and 'freshen up', i did stay but pea took off for half an hour or so. during that time santa made an appearance, the elves all did the back fling on top of the bar - like the coyote girls or whatever, but in their green outfits, they were ever so becoming. finally pea re-appeared, dressed to the nines and started to put the elves to shame. and it was shameful. omg........first pea does the bar top dancing, chugging the beer with the locals, then the lap dancing with santa. it was sinful. everything was moving along at lightening speed until out of no where appeared joe and mary. (they owned the establishment). all of us tried to tone it down, but you know pea, the ol' 'on with the show' routine, and she just kept going. sorta like the energizer bunny. only bigger. not so pink either. she has smaller feet too. well, we realized we had got the gang going there, and they were looking for more action, so we ever so politely tried to move the party to the stable next door, but na ha, nothing doing, we partied inside until at least four in the morning. next day we got up and worked our second job at the drive in, the people were flocked to see 'hair' and we were running the concession. the party happened during 'hair' when pea decided to remove her clothing and partee on the big screen. it was quite the 24 hours. i don't remember anything after the popcorn and the outdoor projector.
pea, if you are reading this, perhaps you could fill in the blanks.