18 Mar 08
My Grandfather was born in 1867 and he used to amuse me with some strange sayings like this one," And out run Grannie with the dishrag hanging to her nose!" another one of his was," It was enough to drive a dog from the gut-wagon!" My Grandfather was a Farmer, and one day he was digging a hole by the side of a large stone, that was sitting in an unhandy place, in a field of work-land. The idea was to dig a big hole, big enough to bury the stone, and push the stone into it. All was going well and Grandpa took off his coat and laid it on the edge of the hole. Then the dinner-bell rang and Grandpa with in for dinner. When he returned after dinner he was amazed to note that the stone had fallen into the hole, and his coat was entirely buryed under it. Grandpa told me later that he was so glad the stone hadn't fallen on him, that he never missed his coat.