Wednesday, October 13, 2004

Nothing Much

Well here we are again - well, at least here I am again. Its Wednesday night, about 11.15, I haven't won the lottery, TV was useless - unless you are interested in gardening, decorating or house buying - England just scraped a victory in Azerbywhatsit! and Wales lost at home to Poland. Still, only another two days and it will be the weekend!

Just to cheer you up -well - to cheer me up - here are a few more "True Stories" taken from the pages of our press:-

A young girl who was blown out to sea on a set of inflatable teeth was rescued by a man on an inflatable lobster. A coastguard spokesman commented, "This sort of thing is all too common". (The Times)

At the height of the gale, the harbourmaster radioed a coastguard on the spot and asked him to estimate the windspeed. He replied he was sorry, but he didn't have a gauge. However, if it was any help, the wind had just blown his Land Rover off the cliff. (Aberdeen Evening Express)

Mrs Irene Graham of Thorpe Avenue, Boscombe, delighted the audience with her reminiscence of the German prisoner of war who was sent each week to do her garden. He was repatriated at the end of 1945, she recalled "He'd always seemed a nice friendly chap, but when the crocuses came up in the middle of our lawn in February 1946, they spelt out "Heil Hitler." (Bournemouth Evening Echo)

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