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Sun 18-Jul-10
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Shereen
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G and I were trying to remember the proper words to this on the way home last night. I Googled the poem and it turns out he was far closer to it than I was:

It was an evening in November,
As I very well remember,
I was strolling down the street in drunken pride.
But my knees were all a-flutter,
And I landed in the gutter
And a pig came up and lay down by my side.

As I lay there in the gutter
Thinking thoughts I could not utter,
A fair colleen passing by did softly say
"You can tell a man who boozes
By the company he chooses" ”
And the pig got up and slowly walked away.

 

Cheers folks! wink

Sun 18-Jul-10
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LOL big_laugh

I cannot even recall the tune for the verses, just the chorus.

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Sun 18-Jul-10
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These days we just need to say "and the pig got up and slowly walked away" when one of us is getting up to get refills to have the table sniggering.

Sun 18-Jul-10
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I was looking for a recipe and happened on a forum, which had this poem:

Let us be lovely
And let us be kind
Let us be silly and free
It won't make us famous
It won't make us rich
But damn it how happy we'll be!
Edward Monkton

 

Isn't that great?

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Sun 18-Jul-10
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That pig poem is one of my all time favourites.welldone

Kateuk makes things at http://www.etsy.com/shop/finkstuff and sometimes she does this too http://www54paintings.blogspot.com/ and also this http://finkstuff.weebly.com/

Mon 19-Jul-10
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I love that Brightspark!big_laugh

I was looking for a verse to free-hand embroider, I'll have use that one!wave

I wish I could do the pig poem Shereen, but I don't know if I could do something that long, I'm still a beginner.

All right, enough messing around, I have to get to work¦runaway

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Mon 19-Jul-10
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Hope to see a picture, Michelle ..... big_hug

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Mon 19-Jul-10
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Edward Monkton is brilliant. My admiration for "his" work is only slightly undermined by knowing he's the same guy who was "Purple Ronnie".

Other classics include the Deadly Donkey: "Beware the deadly donkey falling slwoly from the sky, you can choose the way you live my friend, but not the way you die"

and one of his musings on Love, which goes something like

"I love, cherish and respect you for the unique and wonderful person you are.

 

Except when you're being REALLY annoying"

 

and the ever pertinent "where are we going", which is along the lines of

A: Where are we going?

B: I don't know, I thought you knew?

A: No, I don't Know. Perhaps he knows?

B: No, he definitely doesn't know.

A: oh.

(pause)

A: I hope it's nice when we get there.

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Tue 20-Jul-10
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Michelle you can always print off the poem onto a fabric made for inkjet printers and then incorporate that into an embroiderycheers

Tue 20-Jul-10
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Rae Mond said:

Edward Monkton is brilliant. My admiration for "his" work is only slightly undermined by knowing he's the same guy who was "Purple Ronnie".


He is? Blimey. You live and learn.

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Tue 20-Jul-10
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See this link about the guy - Giles Andreae - behind the characters Edward Monkton and Purple Ronnie

 

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Tue 20-Jul-10
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.... and this one:

The Butterfly of Freedom.

 

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Tue 20-Jul-10
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wave That is excellent BS.  Love it.

Old teachers never die, they just lose their class

Tue 20-Jul-10
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Have you noticed that above my avatar, the suggestion is that 'Brightspark wilts' - that'll be Saturday night, then !big_laugh  big_laugh  big_laugh

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wave  Why have we never noticed that before BS.  big_laugh   big_laugh    big_laugh   big_laugh  It is so funny.  I guess Saturday night will be accurate though.

 

Going to bed now. Night night all.             monster   can't find the yawn     monster

yawn   Found it   

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