Mon 19 Jun, 2006 06:54 pm
the BBC-NEWS reports from wales :
a 98 (
) year old chip shop lady has been awarded the MBE !
her daughter said that she would break the news gently , so as not give her a fright .
i'd say , good fish and chips are deserving of an MBE !
...CHIP SHOP WOMAN AWARDED THE MBE...
I take it she does not work in a Long John Silver's?
'long john silver' - i'm sure she wouldn't tolerate one of them in her neighbourhood (we do sometimes eat at a ljs when we are on the road ,
i prefer it over a burger joint).
Well, maybe it's Captain D's we were thinking of.
reyn : we both must have thought it to be an important story - good for us , i say .
edgar : i'm not sure , i'm sure ??? yes , i remember captain d's , but there is also...long john silver...
can't remember where we feasted .
when we hop across to watertown we usually have lunch at denny's or the cracker-barrel ; we sure know how to live it up
I'm just being a horse's arse, of course. I rarely find fish and chips around here that I want more of. But I do love it when I find some.
When I was a kid, there was an old guy called George who used to run the Chip shop near where we lived. He was a veteran of WW1 who had a gammy leg and was totally deaf in one ear, due to being blown up during a tank battle in Bethune, France.
He had a parrot who lived on a perch just inside the door, who used to mimic a woman's voice perfectly, and shout "SHOP! ANYONE THERE? SHOP! ANYONE THERE?" whenever the shop door was opened.
George would shout "I'M ON ME WAY" from the backroom somewhere, and then make his slow progress to the counter.
Obviously the local kids soon latched onto this, and used to rattle the shop door, and run to a discreet spot nearby and watch the fun.
"SHOP! ANYONE THERE?" ....."I'M ON ME WAY"
Poor old George.
The best bloody chips I have ever tasted, despite the fact that he used to spit in the fat, to see if it was hot enough. Wrapped in newspaper and smothered in salt and vinegar, they were heavenly.
"SHOP!" ............ "I'M ON ME WAY!"