Friday, 24 May 2013

The Vicar and the Turkey


Auntie Glad is at the centre table with the other village notable grey hairs
Yesterday there was a "Spring Lunch" on at the Memorial Hall in aid of the church. I went and had a very passable ham salad, a heavenly apple pie with cream and some chit chat with Some of the village elders.
The vicar was there, so I was a bit naughty and asked him publicly if he would pose for a publicity shot for my Open Day later in the year. He knows me, so was slightly dubious, but finally he did agree to have a " head and shoulders shot" alongside Bingley, the turkey.
The vicar will be judging the " name the turkey" competition on September the 1st.....ie he will pick the best name out of all of the entries and the winner will get themselves a jolly nice food hamper....
Now I do admit there there are a few holes in this plan
Number one flaw is the fact that the turkey in question already HAS a name
And number two, is the fact that the vicar absolutely detests birds in general....
However, for charity I am happy to rename Bingley ( as long as we get enough punters) and in the spirit of open day support,the vicar is happy at having a " love in- vicar cuddling the turkey" photo taken for the local paper.......
Well, it's better than kissing babies...........

24 comments:

  1. Re: apple pie with cream. A British friend of mine, who grew up northeast of London, detests cream on any dessert. My wife and I did an extensive driving tour of England with her many years ago. We stopped for dinner near Chatsworth, and my friend ordered a dessert, with the remark (to me), "They couldn't possibly serve this with cream!" Sure enough, the dessert arrived with cream. It was too long ago to remember her exact reaction, but I do remember that my friend wasn't pleased.

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  2. Wouldn't it be fun to have a 'caption' contest? Maybe you could post the picture and give us all in blogging land a chance to come up with a great caption for it.

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  3. I hope I am one of the first competitors to propose a new name for Bingley. My suggestion is Jesus - a name which will surely meet with the vicar's approval. I should also like to rename the vicar - Biblebasher or Rasputin. You choose.

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  4. 'Detests birds' he's not a closet gay is he?

    LLX

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    1. There's no closet in the church but when choirboys arrive for rehearsals and accidentally leave the church door open, he often yells "Closeit!"

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  5. Can not wait to see the photos of the Vicar and unnamed turkey Bingley.
    All I could think of when I saw your heading today was "The Vicar Of Dibley.

    cheers, parsnip

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  6. Can't it be a "guess the name of the turkey" instead?
    Bingley is Bingley!
    Jane x

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  7. I think Bingley is the best name ever for a turkey.

    Love,
    Janie

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  8. Why not purchase Bingley another turkey to chum around with, you could call him Bungley.

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  9. Awww....poor Bingley to lose his name to raise funds, all I can say is that you better make it worth his while!!

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  10. I knew a guy named Bingley once and he had the personality of a turkey so it's rather fitting. Have a great weekend!

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  11. But does Bingley come when you call his name or just when you rattle the corn bucket? If the former, it would be a travesty to be messing with his wise old brain. But it he only comes to eat, call him whatever they please.

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  12. Get another turkey and name it Bradford!!!
    (See what I did there?)

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  13. Would anyone know if you switched Turkeys? Bingley could just be the stunt double until you draft in some other unsuspecting fowl.

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  14. That's my plan EM
    I KNEW some one would guess it

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  15. Vicars aren't allowed to kiss babies these days. Next year you should do a 'Goose the Vicar' show.

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  16. Lordy! I want a picture of that!

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  17. What are you going to do if Bingley decides to get affectionate with the vicar's leg - like he did with yours?

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    1. Sprinkle him with holy wter

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  18. Oh, good luck with that!

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  19. is this the same Bingley who was attacking your legs recently? in the same photo with a vicar who doesn't like birds? oy!!! >>>I<<< might even be persuaded to cough up some $$$s to name this turkey!!!

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    1. rats...but thank goodness you're NOT renaming the Bingley bird!!!

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  20. So,technically, if the turkey attended the Rev's church, the Rev would be 'The Vicar of Bingley'?

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