Monday, 15 May 2017

Pompous Arsehole!


Twenty five or so American Mormon visitors filled the Churchyard this afternoon as the dogs and I walked back from the new cemetery beyond my field.
They all got off a coach parked up on the main road by the school.
I stopped to ask them if I could help them with any questions on the history of the village as many were looking for the graves of their ancestors with the name of " Parry"
I love feeling important!
One lady listened to me spouting forth on the history of the village to a group of bored looking fellow yanks and then asked politely if she could take a photo!
" if you like" I said thinking of a pose I could strike which would inform them I was " professional and dignified and which wouldn't show my double chin"
She smiled her thanks, clapped her hands in excitement and took what seemed like a hundred photos of each of the dogs!
That will teach me! 

42 comments:

  1. bwhahahahahahaha! sorry, luv, the dogs won this round. interesting poster up there; do you know its history?

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    1. PS - we have many welsh settlements round here, like bryn mawr, gwynedd, tredyffrin, malvern.

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    2. Bryn Mawr means big hill! A Welshman bought up a great area of Manhattan btw x

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    3. I did not know that! oddly enough, there are no hills in bryn mawr, it's flat as a pancake.

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    4. Its a common name for a house here

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    5. John, the Welshman who bought up Manhattan is an ancestor of mine. It's a family legend. xx

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  2. Yes many of tbe Mormons of North Wales emigrated to the US IN THE 1800s this was one of the planned voyages

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    1. oh cool; see my addition above.

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    2. Apparently, the street plan of Philadelphia is based on that of Caerwys (pop about 1,000), where I now live. It's about 7 miles from Trelawnyd. If you google Caerwys you can read about it.

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    3. @val - OMB! history is fascinating, isn't it? thanks for the lesson!

      and I forgot other welsh named towns nearby me - cynwyd and bryn athyn.

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  3. Your dogs will be famous

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  4. Isn't a mormon someone with the intelligence of a seven year old child?

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    1. that's moron, as in donald trump! :)

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    2. Oops! Maybe that makes me a moron.

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    3. A high number of CIA and FBI agents are Mormons. Really nice people for the most part.

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  5. Well, that made me smile.
    The dogs will be known round the world
    after they appear on face book
    in all those yank travel logs.

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  6. I bet they got you in one or two of the photos, even if it is just your feet.

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  7. You may still become famous. Are you sure someone didn't video tape you with their cell phone while you were giving your local village history? We Yanks are famous for taking videos of everything!

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  8. OMG! That's hilarious, yet what ... embarrassing, painful, humbling, all of the above?

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  9. Didn't something like this happen last year ?
    I know the dogs had their photos taken then.

    cheers, parsnip

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  10. Deflating, I'm sure.

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  11. Hahahahahahahaha! Oh those Mormons, always a laugh a minute!

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  12. I think you should have told them your name was Taff Parry.

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  13. So you're upset that your doggies upstaged you? Really? I'd have been flattered.

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  14. Te he he!! Love it! You do have beautiful dogs though! And your shoes will be in some if the photos! Sis Winnie blow them 😘

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  15. Malvern is in Worcestershire, home of the famous source. I used to live there and no it is not in Wales.

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    1. ah, then one of our road signs speaks a falsehood!

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  16. Awwww... you'll survive - your famous enough in these parts!!
    My eldest son used to take our first white fluffy to the shops and stand around looking cute together - he always got the girls. His name for our dear Minty was 'Chic Magnet'

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  17. Ha, ha, ha they're famous! xx

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  18. I had a physiotherapist girlfriend called Parry-Jones once. Well, she still is.

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  19. Haha ... famous dogs ... not so famous John ;-)

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  20. Thanks to the Mormon members of my family, I know more than I needed to know about my ancestors .. but it was all really good, considering .. being Welsh and all.
    lol ... not really .. but they are / were British.

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  21. Heh, Heh. Step back John. Four legged Stars are born ;-)

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  22. ah, and here I thought the pompous arsehole was going to be one of the Mormons. hee hee

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    1. I was relieved that they were not .

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  23. Never work with animals and children.

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  24. You made me laugh! Out loud and heartily. :D

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