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Quotes from this writer's life #2



Quotes from this writer's life:
 
#2: "You'll never want for work boy, not so long as this village needs an idiot." - My old gran

 



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msstacy13
Mar. 1st, 2011 05:31 pm (UTC)
While I hate to contradict your gran,
there are just not enough villages to go around...
jongibbs
Mar. 1st, 2011 05:35 pm (UTC)
I only need one :)
mongrelheart
Mar. 1st, 2011 05:32 pm (UTC)
Your old gran ought to write a book! She's a fountain of wisdom ;)
jongibbs
Mar. 1st, 2011 05:34 pm (UTC)
She'd need a ghost writer :P
mongrelheart
Mar. 1st, 2011 05:37 pm (UTC)
I can think of a certain Brad Pitt lookalike who might qualify ;)
jongibbs
Mar. 1st, 2011 05:48 pm (UTC)
Lol :)
bogwitch64
Mar. 1st, 2011 06:02 pm (UTC)
You're so bad. I'm constantly caught between wanting to hug you tight and smack you upside the head.

(Yes, I know your old gran would like that.)
jongibbs
Mar. 1st, 2011 06:36 pm (UTC)
She frequently did both, although the hug was usually more of a headlock :(
jakobdrud
Mar. 1st, 2011 06:48 pm (UTC)
And to think your gran hadn't even seen the internet yet...
jongibbs
Mar. 1st, 2011 07:19 pm (UTC)
Lol :)
shoebrera
Mar. 1st, 2011 06:49 pm (UTC)
She loved you a lot; I can tell.
jongibbs
Mar. 1st, 2011 07:19 pm (UTC)
She did indeed :)
peadarog
Mar. 1st, 2011 07:47 pm (UTC)
Are you an idiot-hunter?
jongibbs
Mar. 1st, 2011 08:40 pm (UTC)
Idiot Hunter

That'd be a great title for a reality show :)
peadarog
Mar. 1st, 2011 08:43 pm (UTC)
ha ha! Yes... A new name for the "Big Brother" show...
mtlawson
Mar. 1st, 2011 08:02 pm (UTC)
That's a great likeness of me, sans beard.....
jongibbs
Mar. 1st, 2011 08:40 pm (UTC)
Lol :)
darke_conteur
Mar. 2nd, 2011 12:11 am (UTC)
Lol, I don't know what's funnier, the quote or the comments!
jongibbs
Mar. 2nd, 2011 11:27 am (UTC)
:P
kellyrfineman
Mar. 2nd, 2011 04:11 am (UTC)
Your gran has some of the best quotes.
jongibbs
Mar. 2nd, 2011 11:27 am (UTC)
Yes, and I was on the receiving end of most of them :(
barry_king
Mar. 2nd, 2011 02:12 pm (UTC)
Interesting on the village idiot theme. Apparently, for a while in the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries, "idiot" (which in greek meant "private person"), was used as just that: some small village gentry with a self-directed education. It was only later that it developed the stigma of being a person of low intelligence.

So, the family joke that we were all descended from the "king" of the village, i.e. the village idiot, may not be entirely true. On the civic records, an ancestor was probably listed as an "idiot" under description of profession.

Or so I tell myself. On the good days.

Sorry about your back! Getting older ain't fun.
jongibbs
Mar. 2nd, 2011 02:26 pm (UTC)
Thanks, Barry :)
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