Wednesday, July 5, 2017

did I miss anything?


What with the First of July and the Fourth of July summer has officially arrived in North America and with it the season of fairs and community celebrations. As you can see Crow wore some of his finest regalia as enjoyed Canada Day with some friends. While he was out dancing the Highland fandango I had time to remember a summertime story that I thought to share with you:

Every year Walter and his wife Ethel went to the state fair, and every time he would say to her, "Ethel, you know that I'd love to go for a ride in that helicopter." But Ethel would always reply, "I know that Walter, but that helicopter ride is 50 dollars and 50 dollars is 50 dollars."

Finally, they went to the fair, and Walter said to Ethel, "Ethel, you know I'm 87 years old now. If I don't ride that helicopter this year, I may never get another chance." Once again Ethel replied, "Walter, you know that helicopter ride is 50 dollars and 50 dollars is 50 dollars."

This time the helicopter pilot overheard the couple's conversation and said, "Listen folks, I'll make a deal with you. I'll take both of you for a ride; if you can both stay quiet for the entire ride and not say a word I won't charge you! But if you say just one word, it's 50 dollars."

Walter and Ethel agreed and up they went in the helicopter. The pilot performed all kinds of fancy moves and tricks, but not a word was said by either Walter or Ethel. The pilot did his death-defying tricks over and over again, but still there wasn't so much as one word said. When they finally landed, the pilot turned to Walter and said, "Wow! I've got to hand it to you. I did everything I could to get you to scream or shout out, but you didn't. I'm really impressed!"

Walter replied, "Well to be honest I almost said something when Ethel fell out but, you know, 50 dollars is 50 dollars!"


Happy Summer :)

12 comments:

  1. Haha! Too funny! Happy summer to you!

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  2. Oh, that's a peach of a story! Still giggling!

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    1. Was kind of funny, wasn't it, Tom?

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  3. And that at fourteen to twelve. :)

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  4. Hi Susan,
    Have you missed stating the fact that Crow liked all the cold beer and hotdogs, but not so much the fireworks which frighten some of the real dogs? He also told me that Ethel fell into a bed of hay at the State Fair, so Walter and Ethel celebrated together without any need for any further words to be spoken. You have depicted Crow, as usual, in sartorial splendour.
    Best wishes

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    1. Hi Lindsay,
      I did miss that bit and it's such a fitting denoument too! Many thanks for the happier conclusion to the story.
      Glad you like Crow's outfit.
      All the best

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  5. Since I've seen above nobody had done a 'drum roll'.......he's one, think vaudeville. Picture the middle guy off to the side, the judge on the bench, etc.

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  6. I am cringing and laughing at the same time. Vaguely remember a variation where the stingy one is Dutch and tne pilot Belgian.

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    1. Nice to see you here, len. Yes, this is something of an old one but still funny.

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