Saturday, October 11, 2008

Back where I belong

For Sunday Scribblings



Just need to park the 'ole jalopy up. ‘I say my man, here’s a tanner - be a chum and pop the car into a space for me, there’s a good fellow’

So, let's see what's going on inside. I say. This is simply spiffing. I mean to say; where else would you see so many gay young blades in one place. This is the place to be seen.

Oh I say – there’s Jeremy Ponsenby-Smythe standing by the aspidistra with his latest sheba – now what’s her name? Can’t remember. Anyway, he’s head over heels in love with her - positively goofy! Mind you, can’t say I blame him. Just look at that chassis on her! She is of course only too aware that he’s something of a big cheese in these parts, not that I’m suggesting she’s after his loot or anything you understand.

Splendid little band. Artie Smiths Syncopated something or other I believe. Just look, everyone’s having a go at the Jitterbug. Shame I don’t have a partner.

Jeepers Creepers – who is this fine filly coming towards me? ‘Hell-lo! Are you asking me for a dance? How modern! Well, what else can I say? Ab-so-lutely my dear – lead on!’

Gosh, made a bit of a bloomer there. Well, she was a bit unsteady on the pins and I asked her if she was a tad splifficated. After all, there was a fair amount of grog floating around and she did have a glass in each hand. I suggested she might like a drop of noodle-juice and a ciggy - I thought a cup of tea and a smoke would be just the ticket. Anyway she accused me of saying she was a zozzled smoke-eater and tottered off using the most unladylike lingo I have ever heard. Quite a lollapalooza on my part I can tell you!

Well that’s odd. I heard a voice and felt someone give me a shake. There it goes again. Telling me to wake.......up.........

‘Oh, it’s you. Yes, I have been dreaming about the twenties again. I should have been there. I was meant to be there. Err - why do you have your cigarette in that long holder? And what’s with the flappers dress and the bobbed hair? Is that ragtime on the radio? Pinch me – please?

20 comments:

  1. Pictures of Jeeves and Wooster sprang to mind while reading this.

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  2. lol - this was fun! The twenties huh? Funny.. wouldn't figured you for that! :)

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  3. I feel as though I was wisked away in time. Great Post and the music made it! Thanks

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  4. You ARE a very good story teller! BTW, I have missed Rosey!

    if you only recycled coke cans

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  5. Keith! There is no doubt in my mind that those words and that tone are more than just fiction. Well done!

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  6. Great fun! Oh, how language changes.

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  7. the 20's is where hubby would like to be living... this is nice!

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  8. I can see the smoky club setting and I liked your use of all the relevant slang of the time. Good stuff Keith.

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  9. What fun the twenties must have been! They're definitely on my "wish I could have" list...

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  10. that was fun...I am sure it would have been real fun in the twenties

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  11. Delightful dream Kieth and I loved the slang.

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  12. love the music. fits perfectly.

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  13. Absolute perfection. Loved it!

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  14. What a gas of a read my boy. I got some giggles for this yes I did.
    Be a good bloke and get mama a drink now. There ya go. *muah* ... great stuff here Keith.

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  15. The 20's, but of course! What could be better?

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  16. Entertaining as always. I've always felt like I belonged to another generation as well. I jsut haven't figured out which one.

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  17. That was a great dream! :D

    Wait, it just might come true! ( waves magic wand!)

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  18. Funny. Most I got though some of the vernacular was lost on me.

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  20. i am thrilled as i read the responses to sunday scribblings how many of us are lusty about the forties... after all,, if we are entering the second great depression,,, we may be privy to a little of the new found lust for life that was borne in the aftermath of the first great depression........

    i on the other hand am drawn to the flash and flapper that was the twenties much like you... give me gangsta's and bathtub gin any day!!!!!!!!

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