Thursday, 27 October 2016

The Struggle for happiness. plus Mug Punters.

Spare a thought for one charity that is not depending on food and medicine, It is Happiness and laughter at a time in a child's life when laughs are all but impossible to come by. For the 'Make-A-Wish' Foundation Charity, it is sobering to learn it is struggling to deliver the services it needs. So at this time of the year tailor made for splurging when you are having a flutter on 'Melbourne Cup day, why not make it an each way bet and send a bit of that dosh you are about lose to fill the wallet of some fat greasy Bookie; to the Make-A-Wish Foundation donation as well. That way no matter what happens at the Melbourne cup or even the Pommie Derby and not forgetting Uncle Sam's Kentucky(fried?) Derby, you know you will be backing a winner. ...................................................................................... To show your support, go to makeawish.org.au .......................................................................................

History: Melbourne Cup day Nov 1945. WW2 had recently expired and our ship had returned from the conflict in the Pacific. I had arrived at the racecourse with friends who assisted me as I was still using crutches due a slight mishap. Told the bookie "Two Bob each way on "Rain bird" Also the name of a bloke on our ship, the bookie laughed and Say's "that horse is from South Australia and has just escaped from the knackers yard and it has a Sydney jockey you would move faster on crutches"......result.. First past the post at 12 to 1 was Rain bird with jockey 'Billy Cook' .....Now where have I heard that name before?


Foul Mouthed Parrot.
I'm sure that blogger Billy Cook from Utah had a parrot he needed to get rid of. Seems that the parrot concerned is available and is seeking a new home, provided his new owner tolerates its bad language. Mr Beaky the aged parrot often turns the air blue with swear words. Mr Beaky often thought to have come from South America and his first years were spent as a pet in a seaman's mess aboard ship, which probably was the best place anywhere to learn the rudiment's for his Fowl foul mouthing. Beaky's owner Say's the Bird is regularly letting rip with a shocking display of swear words including the 'F' word and arsehole which is his favourite. Beaky has been known to reveal secret family third party boudoir conversations at dinner parties using all the ooh's and Ah's; so he must go. ....................................................................................... Live in such a way you would not be ashamed to sell your parrot to the town gossip. Vest.... Back soon.

10 comments:

Elephant's Child said...

Fortunately our visiting parrots language is unintelligble to humans.
So many charities are struggling.
Sad and bad.
I support CANTEEN (among others). Also a worthy cause.

weekend-windup said...

It will be nice to hear the parrot sound...

Andrew said...

It sounds like the bookie might have had some knowledge and tried to deter you from betting on Rain Bird.

I like your concluding sentence and you are quite correct.

Davoh said...

Thankfully, i only have a canine who listens to my rants ...
(oddly, apart from deep throated 'WOOfs" at passersby she does not recognise - she does try to 'speak' to me. Sits and looks at me with her big brown eyes, trying to get her tongue into some semblance of 'words').

The secrets inside my household are safe ....

baili said...

liked your words about happiness and agree that in today's world it is hard to have a good laughter .

yet hope is a seed which grows smiles and spreads laughter even in terrible conditions

Vest said...

EC . Our 15 year old lady Cockatiel Is let out twice daily but rarely makes a sound, strange for a female.

Vest said...

Andrew . My first bet on a GeeGee and actually winning would remain indelible in the order of things. However, it was fortunate that I didn't Catch the betting bug.

Vest said...

Davoh. "Woof Woof Woof and a Woof for your Lady BOw Wow.

Vest said...

baili. Your kindness shows in the words that you write. A word in earnest is as good as a speech.

River said...

Shame the Make-A-Wish Foundation is having a hard time, my youngest donates to it on a regular basis, also to the Starlight Foundation.
Most foundations and charities are having hard times now, people just don't have the spare $$ they used to have with the rising costs of everything these days.

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