Monday, 2 April 2012

House trained magpie.



















Pa Magpie, somewhat of a mouse,
Was scared of his wife, the old rouse,
And followed her rules;
To take off his shoes
Before he came into the house!
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Then the pose suggested something completely different....

‘Pa Magpie’, she called. ‘Are you free?’
‘I need you to come here to me!’
She sounded quite terse;
But he answered in verse:
“Please wait, I am having a pee!”
............

PS. Thank you everyone who contacted me over the last few days, by comments, mail and phone. It doesn't stop the anguish but it lessens it and that is the best anyone can do. The tide of tears is on the way out.

Visit the home of Ma and Pa Magpie to see more eggs hatching.

23 comments:

  1. Oh dear!!! He does look like he is 'striking the pose.' Head down all attentive ...

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  2. heh...and once that thing gets going there is def no stopping it...and good man on the shoes...smiles.

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  3. I am laughing out loud here! K.

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  4. Well you haven't lost your sense of humour Staffo ;) I don't think I could have thought of anything to go with that picture - and you came up with two.

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  5. I was thinking cuckoo rather than magpie ... but as I typed those words it hit me!

    I will endeavour to post something today - yesterday was too nice a day to sit inside.

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  6. Hahaha! Wonderful! I have to say I really enjoyed your comment on my bit. You made a valid point and made me laugh. Though I must say, even though one does get his heart back, it's never the same after the harpies are through with it. Now I want to write something that includes boots, ladders and potatoes! When you said you were not well I hope you were only kidding. And thanks :o)

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    1. I am very well, just sad.
      But even in the worst of times, we must not stop seeing the funny stuff, and there is plenty of it and clowns to sell it. All I need to say here is Tony Abbott and everyone bursts out laughing.
      That is for the locals, of course, but I look forward to the boots, ladders and potatoes!

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  7. The humour is wonderful - lovely reads!

    Anna :o]

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  8. How appropriate to use a magpie! Both these made me smile.

    Stafford, I saw Martin’s lovely verse which he wrote for you, but I really didn’t know what to say. To lose a child, at whatever age, must be terrible. My condolences.

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    1. I did read Martin's poem for me and feel humbled by it and the support that has flooded in. It has been a great help to know there are loving people in this world who understand and reach out.

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  9. Great fun, and really, the second one made me smile!

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  10. smile.....good one indeed and thanks for sharing your words

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  11. Well thanks for putting THAT image in my head :)

    So sorry for your loss, by the way - I can't even imagine...

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  12. I grew up in the house of a mouse and a rouse...

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    1. Tess! You cannot help yourself... so here goes:
      "Mine was a lair of prayer and scare!"

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  13. Stafford you out do yourself each time! Humor does the heart good. Thank you. :-)

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  14. lol.....he DOES look like he's pissing indoors, doesn't he...!?

    I've just caught up with a few of your posts, Stafford, and my thoughts tonight will be with you (and not Simon Baker!). Keep smiling....XxX

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    1. Leave Simon Baker to me ... please.

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    2. Thanks Lena. You more than most, with boys in 'the industry', know the dangers they face. So from one old pro to them, I say, no professional musician who wants a long career in music drinks or does drugs on the gig and is very careful at all other times to keep busy writing, arranging, selling. Too many young musicians (and I guess that applies to others) have a lot of time between gigs to worry about the next one, or lack of them and a comforting drink is the easy option.

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  15. My Charlie loves his guitar .. may love skiing even more. Given all that we know, skiing may be the better choice.

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