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Offline Maria

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One For The Pot!
« on: February 09, 2006, 03:48:08 AM »
Well Blow me down it is empty in here AGAIN!  Oh well maybe this will bring someone into the coffee shop I am a tea aholic  I don't like to drink alone and I have A great big Cream Cake here.

Just thought I would try to make everyone smile with this comment from my little grandaughter, "Grandma why are you learning to write?, didn't they have scools when you were little?!" 

The punctuation is probably lousy there folks not my forte, but hope you found that as amusing as my family seem to have, personally I am gutted she must think I am as old as methusla!. 

Anyone else got a funny tale to tell, come on don't leave me here with this Cream Cake I will have to eat it all myself and then feel terribly guilty and it will be all of you to blame.

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Re: One For The Pot!
« Reply #1 on: February 09, 2006, 06:58:20 AM »
Well Maria, I don't like tea and I don't like cakes or anything sweet for that matter. But I have got a cup of coffee and a cigarette... is smoking allowed in here? So I will sit with you while you eat your cake.
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« Reply #2 on: February 09, 2006, 10:57:38 AM »
Hi Maria,

   Speaking of grandaughters...My three spent the night with me last summer, and in the morning we went down to the creek. (I live on a big farm) One thing led to another and we got into a slime fight. You know, that green slimy goop that builds up on the rocks? We peppered each other for a half and hour, and when it was over we were all covered in green slime. (a fact that their parents did not appreciate, as it's almost impossible to wash out) As we were walking back up to the house, one of my grandaughters turned to me and said, "Papa, you are sooo immature!"
   That was just about the finest compliment I had ever received. It almost brought tears to my eyes.

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Re: One For The Pot!
« Reply #3 on: February 09, 2006, 02:44:29 PM »
Hello again,

sorry I had to leave Foxy, it was nice of you to come and sit with me, must have been too much cream cake.  I actually had visitors, then I went to my music lesson.  Now I have to go back to packing, just one of those days!

I have been busy all day but don't seem to have acheived much, I am sure you know what I mean it is so infuriating.

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« Reply #4 on: February 09, 2006, 02:49:35 PM »
Hi Dale,

I loved the story of you and the grandchildren and the green slime, sounded wonderful to me, and yes, I think that was quite a compliment.  Kids are so comical at times and they certainly hit the spot with some of the things they say, I have often had tears in my eyes from the lovely little things my children would say when they were little, and since they have grown come to think of it. 

I have also had tears in my eyes from laughter because of what they have said too, I have never understood the people that ill treat their children they are such a blessing.

Maria x
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Re: One For The Pot!
« Reply #5 on: February 10, 2006, 05:38:31 AM »
Cough cough, splutter splutter. Sorry, I cant stand smoking Foxy. My main reason is losing my Dad to lung cancer last October at the young age of 58! But that's another story!
 
Sorry,Maria, didn't mean to bring the tone down. But I also have something that might make you smile. I remember when I was younger (about 5) I was walking down the street with my Mum and I shouted out 'Oh, look at all the cockroaches!' Mum was terrified until she looked round to see crocuses (spelt that wrong, but you know the flowers I mean!) That story still brings a smile to her face.
 
Now Foxy, put that ciggy out and start using those patches!! (Sending lots of love and willpower to you) ;)
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« Reply #6 on: February 10, 2006, 06:01:36 AM »
My youngest complained a couple of weeks ago that we'd had mangetouts for Sunday lunch twice in a row! She wanted to know why we never had mange-ONE!!!

My son wanted to know if I spoke 'old English' at school when I was young! *THWOCK*

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« Reply #7 on: February 10, 2006, 08:27:53 AM »
Ok Ann, the ciggie is out. I won't smoke in here again. How is your children's story coming on by the way?
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« Reply #8 on: February 10, 2006, 09:03:39 AM »
We were sitting down to Christmas dinner when my eight-year-old son asked what meat we were eating.
I told him to think of a meat we eat at Christmas that starts with a 'T'.
He sat for a while then proudly announced:
'Is it tiger?'

No wonder they are extinct! I almost choked with laughter. How the hell would I get a tiger in my oven? I used to have a tiger in my tank, (yes I am old enough to remember that slogan) lol, but not a tiger in my kitchen!!!

hahaha  Kids!

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« Reply #9 on: February 10, 2006, 09:34:25 AM »
maybe he'd been listening to the roaring oven  ::)
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« Reply #10 on: February 10, 2006, 11:45:09 AM »
That's better Foxy. Nice clean air now!! :-*  My childrens book is sort of taking a bit of a back seat at the moment as I'm trying to complete an assignment for a writing course I'm taking.
The other way of putting it, (if i'm honest) is that I have realised that it needs a lot of re-writing to get it anywhere near a decent standard. I have changed the first chapter now with some of your suggestions.(Hope you don't mind) And thanks again for the advice and help. :D
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« Reply #11 on: February 10, 2006, 12:05:52 PM »
Of course I don't mind Ann, I'm just happy I was of some help :)
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