Thursday, 30 January 2014

It's Official, I am a village old lady


I was cleaning Winifred's tuppence with a soapy dishcloth when the phone went.
It was Mrs Murray
She told me that her close friend Eileen is to be buried next Monday with the funeral " tea" set out in the Memorial Hall afterwards, and asked if I Would be free to help Mrs Bagguly and Mrs Jones with the refreshments..
 Of course I  said I would be free to help.......
There is nothing more impressive than a proper welsh funeral tea.........
A Tesco special offer

55 comments:

  1. ... and Clubcard points too!!!!!

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  2. hahaaa! you made my morning, John!

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    1. ..and now I'm re-thinking the whole "tuppence a bag" meaning...

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  3. You'll do wonderfully well with it John....will you wear the hat lol?

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    1. Of course....the bigger the better

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  4. You are so funny! I am sure Winifred appreciated your help with her tuppence!

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  5. Do you have a pinny for special events?

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  6. welsh lady ass fudge? can we get an explanation for this?

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  7. Are you taking some speciality fudge with you?!!!

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  8. I've just cleaned one of the cats' bums...used wet paper towel NOT my dishcloth!
    Jane x

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  9. eww my friend's dad used to call me tuppence !

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  10. "ass fudge" - no thank you, I prefer plain vanilla fudge!

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  11. I don't shop at Tesco's any more. Hope the funeral tea goes well.

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  12. I have found similar abbreviations in supermarkets but none quite so hilarious as that!

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    1. The bog roll - '150 Shts' - always makes me laugh like a drain....

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    2. Trust you wanda xxxx

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  13. bawahahahahahahahahahaha !

    cheers, parsnip

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  14. Well I've heard of keeping your hand on your halfpenny........

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  15. It took me a while to get past the first sentence...especially the "dish" part of cloth. I hope they don't expect you to bring your own supplies for washing up after tea.

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  16. I would think you are honored.
    People who make the ads have one hellova sense of humor!

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  17. Oh, John, how I have missed your evil sense of humor (yeah, I know it's humour on your side of the pond). I'm with Alison - leave the dish cloth behind!

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  18. When I lived in Stoke I had a friend who immigrated from That Lunnon. She named her new kitten 'Tuppence' and couldn't understand why everyone fell about laughing whenever she mentioned it. Southerners eh?...

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    1. Well damn....I had a kitten named tuppence once...but she was named after Tuppence Beresford.

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  19. It took me too long to figure that out. Sharp as a tack.

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  20. My son-in-law has nicknamed his daughter Tuppence. I despise it, as the little girl was given the lovely name of Caroline, after my mother. I now see he will be cured of this nickname as soon as I next see him. Thanks! I owe you.

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  21. Wonderful - Can you send me some of that fudge?

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  22. Mmmm, ass fudge! Someone at Tesco has a sense of humor! :)

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  23. That's why I don't touch Tesco, you never know where the produce comes from. Sounds like quite an honour to be asked, two sugars please, and a cupcake.

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  24. Our family did a "wake"....I remember being very small and there being so many aunts, uncles, and cousins in my grandma's dining room and a casket in the living room......lots of food, tea and whiskey. This went til very late.....and how my grandma slept that night I don't know. This was at least 60 years ago....the tea sounds much more refined....my family being Irish we were a little more on the wild side...especially the olden ones. Kind of a celebration of life with tears shed too. I hope the sun is shining on the day for you all.

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  25. The white collars are attractive.

    Party on.

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  26. WELSH LADY ASS FUDGE! HAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!!

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  27. One of the girls! I always felt more comfortable with the ladies. What an honour, John!

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  28. I asked my local Tesco for some of that tasty looking fudge, but they no longer stock it. They said the bottom had dropped out of the market.

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  29. You can also get Pink Lady Ass apples …….. Tesco seem to do a varied range in ASS products !!!! XXXX

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    1. Ass products....= Asda

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    2. I'm not sure what you mean….. all I know is it ='s assorted. XXXX

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  30. Just frightened the cat, howling with laughter, me that is not the cat!
    Tesco always seem to have one problem or another with their labels, usually out of date offers or downright lies.
    What does one do I wonder with such fudge? Me thinks someone has a whale of a time in the label department..........

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  31. Congrats on being one of the 'girls'!

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    1. Won't be the last time x

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  32. Well, there you have it. I now officially have a new name to assign to my girly parts...."tuppence". If it's good enough for Winifred it's good enough for me. xoxox

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  33. My lineage is pure Welsh. But please, is no one educated there any more?

    I despair.

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  34. Ass fudge. Winnie's tuppence. Oh, dear. I think it's nice that you're an honorary old lady. It shows that people know they can rely on you for assistance.

    Love,
    Janie

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  35. Sometimes people just don't think when they abbreviate something. ;-)
    Have a great weekend, John!

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  36. never a doubt on being one of the village old ladies...just one of your many charms...

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  37. My greatest memory of Welsh funerals was the local newspaper's write-ups. All attending the service were, at the same time, 'representing' others who could not be there, and all was written out at length. Mrs Gladys Jones representing Mrs Daisy Jones, Mr Ralph Jones, Mrs Blodwyn Jones, etc etc. I used to feel so sorry for the poor junior hack who was sent to take notes.

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  38. 'Tuppence'. Brilliant. Elsie needs hers doing as well.

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  39. How happy you've made me feel. Thank you. And I sincerely, no joke intended, hope you enjoy (or probably for decorum sake should say appreciate) being included at that level by the village elders. In Indigenous Australian culture elders are every thing. Elders carry the knowledge and power and set the scene for what is accepted and what isn't. Your invitation is true appreciation of the very real contribution you make to village life. Well done, you.

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  40. Please tell me that's short for "ASSORTED" and not really what it says.

    Although, maybe it's different when it comes from a Welsh lady.

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  41. I think it's lovely that you were asked.

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  42. Officially a Welsh village old lady .... well you got there before me!!

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