Thursday, 8 March 2007

The over 60's,and those eggs !

 

I copied this picture from the back of the book hence not very good quality

Don’t sit on the fence, go for it !

 

When we arrived at the hall for the over 60’s meeting yesterday, I saw a lady and gentleman sitting at the table near the stage ,what I didn’t notice at first was that the man was sitting in a wheel chair .After the chair lady had made all the announcements ,She introduced us to our speaker ,Mr Reg Wenn,a writer and poet ,who lives West of Chatteris in Acre fen at the Haven farm  ,which is in the heart of the fens ,he went on to introduce us to his lady driver ,and helper also called Jan ,he said due to an accident he had been wheel chair bound for a number of years ,though he didn’t say when  or how ,and that he calls himself Wenn the Pen ,and how he loves to write about all the things he sees around him, He explained he would read some of his poetry ,and tell us some story’s ,but in-between would be playing some tunes from shows and on the piece of paper provided ,we were to guess which tune the show came from ,there were six questions ,no 1 was Phantom of the opera ,no2 was aspects of love ,3 was cats ,4 was Joseph and his amazing dream coat ,I have forgotten the other two but you get the idea ,at the end the papers were collected up ,and along with a few others I won my six lovely brown chucky eggs ,He lives with his sister and her husband on a chicken farm and apparently folks travel from miles around to buy their eggs from them ,some of his stories were a bit tongue in cheek ,corny even, but none the less amusing ,for instance …and this is all in the lovely fenland accent ….My sister though she shouldn’t ,made a favourite of one of the hens ,it didn’t live in the hen house along a the others but in the garden ,she had Esmeralda for a number of years ,when one morning she went out to put the washing on the line and saw Esmeralda ,on the lawn feet up ,so she being in such a state orf we went to the vet ,who said ‘I’m afraid she’s dead ‘no no not Esmeralda she cant be ,no no no ,well said the vet ,if you don’t believe me Ill fetch Bonny my Labrador dog in to check ,if its alive shell torment it ! in came the dog sniffed and out it went ,She’s not dead she’s not ,right said the vet ,lets get the cat ,,she’ll chase it out of here if its alive .so in came the cat ,looked sniffed and strolled out ,,right said the sister very upset ,I suppose I have to accept that she’s gone ,now what do I owe you ?£140 ..said the vet ,WHAT ,Well said the vet it would have been £10 if you had listened to me in the first place ,but since then ,you have had a Lab report and a cat scan !!!....as well as stories like these we listened to some great poetry, and I bought one of his books …SO ,if you like I will tell some more another time ,So as Reg real name, Redfern Arthur Wenn,says don’t sit on the fence go for it ,

Have  a lovely day everyone…With love from

34 comments:

brck753 said...

Like the joke lol.
Debbie xxx

frdbrow7 said...

Ha Ha - loved the hen story!  You do live at a pace Jan, rushing round from meeting to meeting, aren't you supposed to be retired? ;-)  Mind you, I popped into my old place of work on Tuesday and found myself back in my old job for a while as someone was off sick and there was no one to cover the lunch break - good fun!
That's a very pretty font you have used today Jan.
Wish my 'add entry' button would return so that I could update my journal :-(

ttfn
Freda

mariealicejoan said...

haha, thanks so much for the story and the chuckle.  I absolutely love the sunflower graphic!  It's wonderful!
Marie
http://journals.aol.co.uk/mariealicejoan/MariesMuses/

sugarsweet056 said...

I'm still smiling. TY for sharing. {{ }}
Sug

kirkbyj05 said...

I liked your Wenn The Penn.  What a laid back sort of character he seemed. Looking forward to reading some more on his poems.  I love poetry.   Jeanie

astoriasand said...

Haaaaaaaaaaaa !! EH OP! That wer a gun un Jan! LOL!! once ag-e-an av ed mi sen a gud laf.Haaaaa in South Yorkshire speak.Esmeralda,good grief what a name for an hen lol!! I Thought Esmeralda was a gypsie lol!! Glad you enjoyed it Jan I enjoyed this posting. Yes lets have more Please.As for the Chucky eggs I like Brown ones best.Well done with the quiz .These brainy folks ya know LOL!!

Sounds Wen The Pen.
Is glad he's livin in the Fen.
With visitors calling to see them.
For brown chucky eggs from his Hen.

Take Care God Bless.
Astoriasand http://journals.aol.co.uk/astoriasand/MYSIMPLERHYMES

lindaggeorge said...

Another big, brown one again from Isabella today.

Hope all is well in your world.

Linda x.

jaymact1 said...

Great entry and well done winning the eggs. Love Joan.

lindapaterson177 said...

Such a nice story Jan.
luv bella xx

frdbrow7 said...

Hi again Jan, Hope you don't mind me using your page to advertize my new blog. But you seem to be one of the few who is still able to make new entries.  I thought I'd get round this problem by starting a new blog
http://journals.aol.co.uk/frdbrow7/now-im-retired.......--d/

But from what I can see, I still don't have an 'add entry' button grrrr! but hope I will get some visitors to my new journal and lets hope the problem some of us are having WILL be rectified eventually!
ttfn
Freda

rdautumnsage said...

Here is yet another example of never judge a book by it's cover. Although in outer appearance this man was in a wheelchair, his humor and soul where very much alive. I enjoyed this entry very much. I would love to hear more of the stories. (Hugs) Indigo

oddb0dkins said...

Sounds like a bit of a character you have in Mr. Wen. Nice font Jan. B. x

salonrose123 said...

It sounds like you were well entertained!!  Enjoy your chucky eggs.  I like them with soldiers!
Hugs,
A xxx

lsfp1960 said...

Great entry....very interesting.  Thanks Jan.   Linda in Washington

aniracj said...

That is one expensive vet, lol!!! But I have heard that tale before! Hope all is well in your neck of the woods......it is still very wet here and the fields down at Wickies are flooded!!!

marainey1 said...

I like that - don't sit on the fence!  Sometimes it does our heart good to hear someone like that speak.  A good laugh is good for what ails us that's for sure!  'On Ya' - ma

jacksj989 said...

The old jokes are the best arn't they?

Having said that, how lovely it must have been to be able to see and hear the person who you wanted to purchase from.

I would have enjoyed being there myself.

John.

icklemisssexpot said...

Oh dear well they do say the old ones are the best LOL...Glad you have an enjoyable time at the club   Caff xxxxx

ally123130585918 said...

Jan I really am glad you go to the over 60's meeting ~ because we get to hear all about what goes on there ~ I loved todays tale and good for you winning 6 brown chucky eggs ~ I thought his joke was funny :o)  (Lab test and Cat scan lol) Ally x

plieck30 said...

I've read about the lab and the cat before but it is still funnny. Sounds like an interesting time you had. paula

jckfrstross said...

love the sunflowers:)

Deb

lanurseprn said...

A lab report and a cat scan....LOL!!  Sounds like a good day.
Pam

rachealcarol said...

What a wonderful entry Jan, he sounds a character. Rache

astra1547 said...

Hi Jan...

These over sixties clubs sound like fun, love the joke Lab Report and Cat Scan...lol.

Astra!

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jlocorriere05 said...

He sounds like a great character Jan, you meet some interesting people at the club don't you? Have a good weekend! Jeannette xx  http://journals.aol.co.uk/jlocorriere05/Welcometomytravels/  

zoepaul6968 said...

what a lovely story and yes more please hun xx zoe
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nedmoh said...

Hi Jan ,he sounds a fun speaker ,I'm not surprised you won the tunes as you are good at anything like that .Poor Esmeralda!!!!!We have Dan and Maisie to night ,have a good weekend .....Love ya........Jeanxx

jmoqueen said...

LOL that's funny ~ I'm sure I've heard it before though.  I'm glad you had a good time :-)  Can't wait to hear more xx

Jenny

http://journals.aol.co.uk/jmoqueen/MyLife

tillywooat62 said...

Hi Jan, didnt get an alert for this, it sounds like you had a lovely fun night, lol at the funny,
take care Lynne xx

funnyface0s0 said...

What a lovley entry today - thank you.
Jayne xx

cacklinrosie101 said...

Jan, I'm thinking Reg is quite a character; yet mesmerizing.  I would have loved to have heard him speak.  What an uplifting day you had.  Wish I was there :)  Love xx Chris

susanebunn said...

Jan, I just loved this story!  Thanks for sharing!

Love,
Susie
http://journals.aol.co.uk/susanebunn/ItAllStartsAfter50/

blpltt said...

Bit of a card, Mr Wenn.  Hee Hee!  Bunny xx

lindachapmanuk said...

he he! Wenn of the Fenn ! Loved it! Linda xx