Thursday, July 12, 2007

The Loaner

HELLO MARSTON,

LAST TUESDAY, I WAS IN TO THE SOUTH SHORE AND STOPPED IN FOR A COFFEE WHERE DONNIE R. ALWAYS GOES ON VICTORIA. YES HE WAS THERE SO I PARKED MY HORSE, (BICYCLE) WENT IN AND HAD A JAVA.



WHILE DISCUSSING GENERALLY NOTHING WE DECIDED TO GO PORCHING DOWN AT GRANNIES. I GOT TO GRANNIES, WAS LEANING MY WHEELS AGAINST THE WALL AS DONNIE PULLED IN. A BLAST RANG OUT, HE AT FIRST THOUGHT I WAS SHOOTING AT THE GROUND HOGS BUT NO IT WAS THE BACK WHEEL OF MY HORSE THAT BLEW OUT. YOU CAN'T DEPEND ON ANYTHING,
I BOUGHT THE BIKE BRAND NEW AT CASTONGUAY'S 2O YEARS AGO.WELL WE CLIMBED THE PORCH, SQUATTED, TO CONTINUE CHIT CHATTING ABOUT NOTHING, WE WERE BECOMING SORT OF DRY, WATCHING ALL THE TRAFFIC & PASSERSBY.



ACROSS FROM GRANNIES IS A CONVENIENCE STORE SO WE WADDLED OVER, GOT SOME BROWN EXTENSIONS (BEER) PLUS SOME LOTTERIE TICKETS YOU KNOW, THE BASIC NECESSITIES. WELL BACK TO PORCHING, AFTER A FEW (SUDS), PAST EVENTS WERE RECALLED, LIKE DRY CHIPS FALLING OFF A TRUCK IN FRONT OF THE PORCH, WE STOP THERE.


ANOTHER WAS A MOTORCYCLE FELL TO PIECES BETTER HUSH MY YAP. THIS ONE WE CAN TALK ABOUT, DONNIE HAD NO WHEELS, A VERY RARE SITUATION FOR HIM AT THE TIME, BUT WE ALL WANTED TO GO TO THE DRAG RACES IN MILTON VERMONT. DONNIE'S SISTER BARBARA HAD A BRAND NEW LITTLE DODGE ARROW (VERY SMALL) CAR. SHE RARELY USED IT AS SHE WAS WORKING AT BUROUGHS BUSINESS MACHINES ON TACHEREAU AND WALKED TO THE JOB.


WHAT TYPE OF PROMISES OR NEW LEAVES HE HAD TO TURN OVER, DONNIE HAD HER CAR, FOR PITY OR TO STOP THE WHINING, BARBARA GAVE IN WITH STIPULATIONS A MILE LONG. WE WERE OFF TO THE RACES, FIRST ORDER OF BUSINESS WAS TO FILL UP THE GAS, WE COULDN,T EVEN SQUEEZE IN $2:00 . ALL WAS RUNNING FINE AND DANDY ON OUR WAY, CIGARS LIT UP RADIO BLARING WHEN KERBLAM A PARTRIDGE DECIDED TO FLY INTO BARBARA'S FANCY NEW BLUE TOURING CAR, A GIANT CLOUD OF FEATHERS AS IT HIT THE HOOD AND WINDSHIELD, WHAT A MESS.


STEVIE QUICKLY SNATCHED UP THE DEAD TROPHY WHICH WAS PUT IN THE TRUNK. THERE WERE A FEW SCRATHES, RUB MARKS, NO DENTS OR CRACKED GLASS, TO ME THIS GAVE CHARACTER TO THE CAR, BUT WHAT WOULD BARBARA HAVE TO SAY, DONNIE WAS A LITTLE WORRIED, BUT IT WAS SORT OF LIKE BREAKING THE ICE OR TENSION OF TRYING TO BE TO CAREFUL. NOW WE WERE GOING LIKE A HUN DRIVES A HORSE OR AS IF WE HAD JUST STOLEN THE CAR, OR THE WAY YOU THRASH A RENTAL, NORMAL DRIVING BACK THEN.


THE REST OF THAT DAY WAS UNEVENTFUL, BARBARA NEVER NOTICED THE HOOD MARKS, THE LITTLE CAR HAD A FEW DAYS REST FROM THE WRINGING OUT. NEXT TIME DONNIE'S SISTER WENT TO USE HER CAR IT STARTED FINE BUT WOULDN'T MOVE, UHOH, NOW THE FAN WAS GONNA GET HIT WITH S#!T, FUNNY THING A TOWING CAME TOOK THE CAR AWAY, THE WARRANTY COVERED A NEW TRANSMISSION,



THERE WERE NO QUESTIONS ASKED BY THE CAR DEALER TO BARBARA, OR BARBARA TO DONNIE, DONNIE FELT PROUD HE HAD DONE HIS SISTER A FAVOUR. WASN'T HE A GOOD BROTHER? I DON'T REMEMBER WHAT HAPPENED TO THE DEAD WILD CHICKEN,



MAYBE STEVIE ATE IT.RICHARD..........


Thanks Richard Hemingway

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