WELCOME to WEDNESDAY MARCH 30, 2022
I was at the corner grocery store buying some early potatoes. I noticed a small boy, delicate of bone and feature, ragged but clean, hungrily apprising a basket of freshly picked green peas I paid for my potatoes but was also drawn to the display of fresh green peas. I am a pushover for creamed peas and new potatoes.
Pondering the peas, I couldn’t help overhearing the conversation between Mr Miller
(the store owner) and the ragged boy next to me.
‘Hello Barry, how are you today?
‘H’lo, Mr Miller. Fine, thank ya. Jus ‘admirin’ them peas. They sure look good.
‘They are good, Barry. How’s your Ma?
‘Fine. Gittin’ stronger alla’ time.’
‘Good. Anything I can help you with?
‘No, Sir. Jus ‘admirin’ them peas.
‘Would you like to take some home?’ asked Mr Miller
‘No, Sir. Got nuthin’ to pay for ’em with.’
‘Well, what have you to trade me for some of those peas?
‘All I got’s my prize marble here.
‘Is that right? Let me see it’ said Miller
‘Here ’tis. She’s a dandy.
‘I can see that. Hmmmmm, only thing is this one is blue and I sort of go for red.
Do you have a red one like this at home?’ the store owner asked
‘Not zackley but almost.
‘Tell you what. Take this sack of peas home with you and next trip this way let me
look at that red marble’. Mr Miller told the boy
‘Sure will. Thanks Mr Miller.
Mrs. Miller, who had been standing nearby, came over to help me. With a smile she said, ‘There are two other boys like him in our community, all three are in very poor circumstances. Jim just loves to bargain with them for peas, apples, tomatoes, or whatever. When they come back with their red marbles, and they always do, he decides he doesn’t like red after all and he sends them home with a bag of produce for a green marble or an orange one, when they come on their next trip to the store.
I left the store smiling to myself, impressed with this man. A short time later I moved
to Colorado, but I never forgot the story of this man, the boys, and their bartering for marbles.
That’s my story and I’m sticking to it! Have a WONDERFUL WEDNESDAY people,
stay safe, and whatever you do, don’t forget to laff it up! Peace, I am outta here! Eucman! 😁
q u o t e s o f t h e d a y
A family is a bunch of people who keep
confusing you with someone you were as a kid.
Family faces are magic mirrors. Looking at people
who belong to us, we see the past, present, and future.
Gail Lumet Buckley
A family is a unit composed not only of children
but of men, women, an occasional animal
and the common cold. Ogden Nash
Children need our unconditional love — whether
they succeed or make mistakes; when
life is easy and when life is tough.
Guaranteed to Roll Your Eyes
A Baptist pastor was presenting a children’s sermon. During the sermon,
he asked the children if they knew what the resurrection was.
Now, asking questions during children’s sermons is crucial, but at the same time,
asking children questions in front of a congregation can also be very dangerous.
Having asked the children if they knew the meaning of the resurrection, a little boy raised his hand…
The pastor called on him and the little boy said, “I’m not sure, but I know that if you have a
resurrection that lasts more than four hours you are supposed to call the doctor.” 😳
Tuesdays’ Movie Trivia of the day! What movie is this quote from??? “
“You need someone to buy the ticket and claim the winnings, but it has to be someone you absolutely trust.”
“One beard, check.”
Answer: Lucky Numbers!
In this scene TV weatherman Russ Richards (John Travolta) and TV lottery girl Crystal (Lisa Kudrow) are sitting at the bar in the strip club owned by shady character Gig (Tim Roth) and are discussing with Gig the things they will need for a scam of the Pennsylvania State Lottery (those three are the only ones there). Gig says line one and Crystal, who is taking notes, replies with line two. Russ is basically a good guy who gets backed into this situation, thanks to some bad investments and then because of a botched robbery whose goal was to fake an insurance claim. “Beard” is a slang term for an individual who falsely represents himself. When TV station manager Dick Simmons (Ed O’Neill) figures out how they did it, things get sticky!
Wednesday’s Movie Trivia of the day! What movie is this quote from???
“I tell you somethin’, you’re a smart fella. Don’t get too smart. Pretty smart myself.”
“Everybody in the room is smart.”
Tuesday’s Quizzler is….
- I am always excited
- I tell people where things are at
- You can play a game on me
- I’m very rich
- I give percentages
- I am always looking up
- I look like a light in the sky
- I keep things arranged that are to my right
- I keep things arranged that are to my left
What Are We?
ANSWER: The number 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, and 0 on a US keyboard when you hold the shift button down.
Wednesday’s Quizzler is…….
Every nation do I know,
But so rarely do I go
Come and stare,
Touch me here,
And poke me there,
Spin me round,
Then leave me alone
When what they sought,
They have found.
What am I?
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