Friday, 15 July 2016

Chutzpah


We have a small " posh" housing estate on the edge of the village. It comprises of just a dozen " upmarket" properties. Strangely enough, I don't sell more raffle tickets there compared with anywhere else in the village.
One newer resident looked somewhat confused when I introduced myself
" I already bought some Flower Show raffle tickets!" She said
" That's strange!" I replied " I'm the only one selling them!"
" No" the woman said " I've bought them off an old blind lady the other day " she came around with Ann" pointing to a nearby house where Ann, a school teacher lived.
The penny dropped,
Auntie Glad had struck again.
 I went round to Ann's house to find out what was going on.
Ann was laughing yet was incredibly concerned, for Auntie Glad , for  without having our official raffle tickets to flog the old gal had manufactured her own tickets to sell even though she literally cannot see her hand in front of her face.
Luckily Ann had rushed out of her house and had safely chaperoned Gladys around the houses then back home
Another resident sounded rather exasperated when I called
" She can' t be allowed to do these things" she said " she's not safe" 
And all I could do was to shrug my shoulders
I should have been wearing a  nun's wimple as this verse came into my mind

" How do you solve a problem like Maria?
How do you catch a cloud and pin it down?
How do you find a word that means Maria?
A flibbertijibbet! A will-o'-the wisp! A clown!
Many a thing you know you'd like to tell her
Many a thing she ought to understand
But how do you make her stay
And listen to all you say
How do you keep a wave upon the sand
Oh, how do you solve a problem like Maria?
How do you hold a moonbeam in your hand?" 
I will leave you with these novelty veg entries
Camille's bridesmaids

Gayle's monster! 



37 comments:

  1. Well, god bless Auntie Glad's enthusiasm. Will her manufactured tickets be honored?

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    1. Yes, she is holding another alternative raffle ( with her own prizes) to be drawn on the day of the show

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  2. you can't keep a good woman down!

    I love the monster; reminds me of chesapeake bay crabs (the kind you eat, not the kind you get from one of those kardashian/jenner whores)!

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    1. And the award for top comment goes to Anne Marie.
      That's gonna keep me laughing for the rest of the day!

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    2. Anne Marie you are a hoot. clapping ! ! !

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    3. I gotta million of 'em...

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    4. I hope so we need them.
      Keep them coming.

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  3. You see! You should have gone with the suggestion I made yesterday!!! Take Aunty Gladys with you!! Then you solve two problems at once!! Hee hee!

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  4. Good old Auntie. That nun looks a bit like me. (No filthy habits joke here.)

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  5. Bless dear Aunty Gladys! Love the novelty veg today - especially Camille's bridesmaids. xx

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  6. You need to take Auntie Glad out with you, old people get really crabby and determined when they feel they're being ousted!
    Could you call for her at a pre arranged time and do a few houses, as much walking as she can manage comfortably, just to let her know that she's still needed? X

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  7. I agree with the thought of taking Auntie Glad with you , as often as possible, out among people and the world. Tire her out, appease her need to be doing the normal things she has done all her life and I am sure the villagers will enjoy seeing her. A short walk will probably tire her out and then she will be glad to stay home and nap.
    You know those alarm thingees they put on patients in hospitals to keep them from leaving ? They do have them ( mail order even) for use in a home where someone might be prone to wandering.
    google it . might be just the ticket.

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  8. i was wondering how auntie glad could possibly be passing on the ticket sales.

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  9. Great art and hilarious bridesmaids. So great to know that nothing is yet pinning down that cloud known as Auntie Glad. And she's STILL out-selling you.

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  10. Hurrah for auntie Glad. I hope those who bought her alternative raffle tickets are kind.

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  11. You should have given Aunt Glad a book to sell, even if you had to cover the cost yourself. Bless.

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  12. I admire Auntie Glad's determination to keep active and keep contributing, rather than slumping on the settee and waiting for the Grim Reaper.

    I love Gayle's Monster!

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  13. I adore those bridesmaids - such imagination.
    Glad to hear that Aunt Glad strikes again. Three cheers for Aunt Glad.

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  14. And I ate their little hats when the photo shoot was over. God Bless Auntie Glad. You can't keep a good woman down. X

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  15. Eh? is Auntie Gladys's real name Maria? I'm confused.

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    1. the song lyric is from "the sound of music"; it describes auntie glad's free-spirit ways. I wanna be like auntie glad when I reach 97!

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    2. Me too ! I would like to be like her when I am 77 ! or 67 ! lol

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  16. Oh, Auntie Glad! "An old blind lady..."
    It's sort of really funny and sort of really sad.

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  17. Maybe you and Aunt Glad should go around to houses together. It would make her feel she's still part of it all. It would make her day.

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  18. Aunt Gladys is a power that can not be stopped.
    Camille I can't believe John posted our veggies on the same day.
    Love your bridesmaids, they are a hoot and I love their little hats.
    These post just make me smile xx

    cheers, parsnip and thehamish

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  19. Auntie Glad - a force to be reckoned with !
    Clever veggies again.

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  20. The world could use more of Auntie Glad's spirit and ingenuity. What a wonderful soul!

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  21. Oh Auntie Glad; what an amazing spirit she has.

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  22. A nuns wimple will get you into the second floor of the whitehouse(1970s), chatting with Jimmy Stewart in the Vatican, meeting my teen idol Frankie Avalon and almost swooning into the arms of Pierre Trudeau. See if you can match this. Auntie Glads you go girl.

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  23. Yay for auntie Glad. And for novelty veg.

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  24. I would love to see her "treasures" that she is raffling off.... do tell us!

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