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26 April, 2013

Friday Smiles

Hello Smilers All,

I haven't been on deck much lately because I've been busy with the garden that needs heaps of autumnal attention, and having friends to stay, not to mention some dentistry that left me with a better mouth and a poorer pocket!

Two Smile-makers today. The first is the autumn produce that I bought at the market on Wednesday.

Chestnuts from a local farm, walnuts from Nagambie.
Fresh as can be, the walnuts taste wonderful and the chestnuts are for roasting this weekend. They are supposed to be easy to peel - oh well, that's fine but really I'd use a jack-hammer to get to that nutty flavour.

And here's a little Friday Funny story to make you smile. It came from a newsletter I receive every Friday from Westprint which is a publishing company specialising in maps and books about outback travel and history. The newsletter is full of interesting stuff, some of which is contributed by travellers in 4WDs and caravans.
BTW, if there is any vernacular that you would like to know about, let me know. I'll add edit notes.
A drover, who just moved to Queensland from Victoria, walks into a bar and orders three glasses of XXXX. He sits in the back of the room, drinking a sip out of each one in turn. When he finishes them, He comes back to the bar and orders three more. The bartender approaches and tells the drover, "You know, a glass goes flat after I draw it. It would taste better if you bought one at a time."
The cattleman replies, "Well, you see, I have two brothers. One's in 'Tassie' , the other one's a 'sandgroper'. When we all left our home in Echuca , we promised that we'd drink this way to remember the days when we drank together.
So I'm drinking one beer for each of my brothers and one for myself." The bartender admits that this is a nice custom and leaves it there.
The drover becomes a regular in the bar and always drinks the same way. He orders three mugs and drinks them in turn. One day, he comes in and only orders two mugs. All the regulars take notice and fall silent. When he comes back to the bar for the second round, the bartender says, "I don't want to intrude on your grief, but I wanted to offer my condolences on your loss."

 The drover looks quite puzzled for a moment, then a light dawns in his eyes and he laughs. "Oh, no, everybody's just fine," he explains, "It's just that my wife and I joined the Salvation Army and I had to quit drinking. It hasn't affected my brothers though."




Annie said...

Hehe Love it. Thanks for sharing.
Annie x

Angie said...

That was so funny ....not what I expected ....thanks for sharing your your autumnal goodies too xx

JoZart said...

I love it! It really made me laugh aloud!
The chestnuts and walnut gave a big smile as our Spring is only just arriving (late) here!!!
Have a great weekend,
jo x

Hettie said...

oooo! Lovely fresh chestnuts. One of my favourites and despite a nut allergy, I can still eat them! I think the allergy depends on the processing! Not much to roasting them!
Liking your funny. Over here the brothers are Irish! LOL!

Caro said...

What lovely autumnal goodies! I love the story, it definitely made me chuckle. Thanks for sharing. Caro x #7

glitterandglue said...

I love it!! Had me laughing out loud.
Have a great week.

Carole M. said...

...very clever little joke Ros :). I'm not fond of the chestnuts, roasted. I would enjoy the walnuts though

Nan G said...

Oh love fresh walnuts! Have never had chestnuts, roasted or otherwise. Great story! Yea c
Kitties are fun to watch. T got distracted by a gecko on the patio screen so mr. Guppy got left behind. Poor gecko not so lucky. :)

Zue said...

Hi Ros

Your story!

So brilliant, made me giggle.

Autumnal rewards for you to wonderful!

Thank you Ros, for your kind support of my blip. I should just keep quiet, but find that difficult.

There is still lots for you to do in your garden, autumn gardening can be so rewarding and fun!