Grumpy old fart!!!

"If you talk to God you're religious. If God talks to you, you're psychotic."

A Queer Birth Certificate – The Lancashire Evening Post – Monday 18th December 1899

A QUEER BIRTH CERTIFICATE.

 

We have heard, from time to time, of strange things being produced as evidence, but who ever heard of an egg a birth certificate? In the December number of “Little Folks,” writer says. Mrs. Bell, a poor widow of Norwich, was brought before the School Attendance of the city where she lived, in order that she might satisfy the powers that her daughter was old enough to entitle her to stay away from school. Being required to produce evidence of the child’s age, she showed the committee an egg finely coloured in purple, yellow, and cream, on which were traced in white letters the girl’s name and the date of her birth, in addition to the texts, “The Lord shall guide thee continually” and “Teach me do Thy will.” This unusual birth certificate, after having received its meed of praise for the beauty of its execution, was accepted by the committee as satisfactory evidence of age, and the widow retired having proved her case.

 

The Lancashire Evening Post – Monday 18th December 1899

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Dita Von Teese

Dita Von Teese

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Tea

“Tea is the magic key to the vault where my brain is kept.”
Frances Hardinge

Cute Pictures

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Prefect and Fag

Seeing this image by Trumpton it put me in mind of a book from my childhood, “Prefect and Fag” – 1931 by Chas J Mansford

 

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Staff appraisal

 

Note to self, discuss the staff appraisal methods with HR 😮

Asa Jones

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Secrets

“Nothing weighs on us so heavily as a secret.”
Jean de La Fontaine

 

 

Le Marquis De La Rose Noire

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