Over the TEACUPS FROM THE ARCHIVES WINNER
My elderly new neighbour was busy pottering on his front lawn when I went over to introduce myself. “I feel like I am 50 years old today,” he said. “That’s not good,” I replied. “No, it’s not too bad,” he said cheerfully, “because
I’m almost 80.”
AMEN TO THAT!
On a recent visit to our family, which includes three grandchildren, our thirteen-yearold granddaughter clearly recited the grace, concluding with a loud “Amen.” Our young nine-year-old thought for a few moments, then asked, “Why do you say
Amen and not Awomen?”
Poppa James, Palmerston North, March 24, 1997 SOAPY STORY
I was giving my little sister a shower the other day and I told her to wash her hair. I came back five minutes later to find her rinsing her hair. I asked her if she had washed her hair and she replied, “Yes.” I then said, “Did you make sure you made heaps of bubbles?” She replied, “Look, do you think I can see on top of my head?”
Big Sister, Auckland, March 3, 1997 PLEASE SIR...
Taken from our local paper: “Wanted to buy – set of drums for 132 yr old beginner.” You’re never too old to learn?
Boler, Auckland, May 2, 1977