2010.06.30 (Wed)

OpenHouse July 4

Hello Friends,

We meet again on Sunday 4th July for OPEN-HOUSE from 2 pm - 4 pm,
in the ‘Lounge’ at Emmanuel Church Centre, 43 Forest Road. Your hosts will be Aaron Anstey and Wendy Taylor + other volunteers. Bring a friend with you - OPEN-HOUSE is especially for overseas visitors to L’boro.

All the seats have been taken for our Day Out to Newstead Abbey on Friday, 9th July. Those whose names are on the list can pay the £8 on Sunday. If you are not on the list, yet would like to come – then you will have to find your own transport!

May you all know God’s blessing,

Clive

Dates for your Diary ~~~

July 17. Sat. We are invited to observe the Wedding Ceremony of Yvette & Anthony at Emmanuel Church – be seated in the balcony seats soon after noon! Cathy and Judith have details.

August There are NO Sunday meetings during August – all the volunteers have decided to climb Mount Everest before lunch …...

Aug 7. Sat. At 3 pm. The ‘Ambassadors’ group invite all OPEN-HOUSE members to join them for a Summer Garden Party at the home of Allen and Joan Hall. More details later.

Aug 21. Sat. Public Holiday - ‘Eastwell Village Fete’ - watch this space!
Volunteer drivers needed.

Aug 30. Mon. Public Holiday - ‘Old Dalby Day’ Village Fete - watch this space!
Steve is bringing the ‘King’s’ minibus but more volunteer drivers are needed.

THE LION AND ALBERT

There's a famous seaside place called Blackpool,
That's noted for fresh-air and fun,
And Mr and Mrs Ramsbottom
Went there with young Albert, their son.

A grand little lad was their Albert
All dressed in his best; quite a swell;
'E'd a stick with an 'orse's 'ead 'andle
The finest that Woolworth's could sell.

They didn't think much to the ocean,
The waves, they was fiddlin' and small.
There was no wrecks ... nobody drownded
'Fact, nothing to laugh at, at all.

So, seeking for further amusement
They paid and went into the zoo
Where they'd lions and tigers and cam-els;
And old ale and sandwiches too.

There were one great big lion called Wallace,
His nose were all covered with scars;
He lay in a som-no-lent posture
With the side of his face to the bars.

Now Albert had heard about lions
How they were ferocious and wild,
And to see Wallace lying so peaceful,
Well ... it didn't seem right to the child.

So straight 'way the brave little feller
Not showing a morsel of fear
Took 'is stick with the'orse's 'ead 'andle,
And pushed it in Wallace's ear!

You could see that the lion didn't like it
For giving a kind of a roll,
He pulled Albert inside the cage with 'im,
And swallowed the little lad ... whole!

Then Pa, who had seen the occurrence
And didn't know what to do next
Said, "Mother! Yon lions 'et Albert".
And Mother said "Eeh, I am vexed!"

So Mr and Mrs Ramsbottom,
Quite rightly, when all's said and done,
Complained to the Animal Keeper
That the lion had eaten their son.

The keeper was quite nice about it --
He said, "What a nasty mishap,
Are you sure that it's your lad he's eaten?"
Pa said, "Am I sure? There's his cap!"

So the manager had to be sent for .
He came and he said, "What's to do?"
Pa said, "Yon lion's 'eaten our Albert
And 'im in his Sunday clothes, too."

Then Mother said, "Right's right, young feller
I think it's a shame and a sin
For a lion to go and eat Albert,
And after we've paid to come in!"

The manager wanted no trouble;
He took out his purse right away
And said, "How much to settle the matter?"
And Pa said "What do you usually pay?"

But Mother had turned a bit awkward
When she thought where her Albert had gone,
She said, "No! someone's got to be summonsed",
So that were decided upon.

Round they went to the Police Station
In front of a Magistrate chap,
They told 'im what happened to Albert
And proved it by showing his cap.

The Magistrate gave his o-pinion
That no-one was really to blame;
He said that he hoped the Ramsbottoms
Would have further sons to their name.

At that Mother got proper blazing -
"And thank you, sir, kindly," said she,
"What, waste all our lives raising children
To feed ruddy lions? Not me!"

by
Marriott Edgar

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