"In the beginning"


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Sunday, March 15, 2009

Fun Monday March 16 2009

Hosting today’s Fun Monday is Mariposa


The topic she has chosen is;

Kids Say the Darnedest Things!

Yes, they can be your children...your nephew...niece....siblings...just any experience which makes you say...indeed, Kids Say the Darnedest Things! They need not be a lot...but no limit to how many you can share...more means more fun!

I posted this story way back in 2005 and it seems to me to fit the chosen topic perfectly.

Monday, September 26, 2005


I don’t know how well this little story will go in written form, I have told it quite a few times, always successfully.

My Sister, Merle, lived next to a family who’s youngest child, Rodney, became a regular visitor to her home to borrow the proverbial “cup of sugar” or the like, as Rodney was a likable six year old and Merle is a friendly type this extended to him receiving a biscuit or sweet most days.

One day when Merle was in the front garden tidying up Rodney came to visit and started to swing on a wide gate that is located in front of her car-port, looking up she spied him and said, “don’t swing on the gate Rodney you’ll break it.”

Rodney continued to swing away as small boys are wont to do.

“Don’t swing on the gate please Rodney” she said again.

Rodney continued to swing away.

“Rodney don’t swing on the bloody gate” said my slightly exasperated Sister.

Quick as a flash Rodney said, “Are you a Christian?”

“Yes I am” said Merle.

“Christians don’t swear” said Rodney triumphantly and waved his finger at her reprovingly.

“I wouldn’t have sworn if you had got of the bloody gate” Merle said.

“You did it again” said Rodney waving that same finger at her.

The family and Rodney have moved away so there will be no follow up stories, a shame, I’m sure Rodney could have become a regular!!

Don't forget to visit Mariposa and read some more of the

"darnedest things that Kids say."


Jan said...

Very funny. Too bad we don't know how Rodney turned out.

Mariposa said...

Ha ha ha, I don't want to live next to Rodney...LOL

Nice one...wish you a great Monday!

kenju said...

I suspect she's very glad that Rodney moved away!! I sure would be.

Dave said...

*LOL* I'm picturing Merle as a little girl saying that! *S*

Merle said...

Hi Peter ~~ I remember it well. I liked Rodney and his little sister Kayla who used to say "Hello old lady". I gave them lots of biscuits etc over time. It was only that one time Rodney swung on the gate.
I took photos of them and gave them copies to take home to show Mum. Rodney came back later and asked me if I had any super glue. No way I would give a kid super glue( I am slightly terrified of it myself) I did give him some blu tac so they could put the pictures on their walls.
Hope all is well in Adelaide and with Vicki, Take care, Love to you both, Merle.

Merle said...

Hi again ~~ I heard today that a house was burnt down in Dixons Creek.
A woman named Chandler lost her home. Wonder if she was related to Malcolm. Tolang lost quite a few.
Bye again, Merle.

The Church Lady said...

Very funny! I could just hear the tone change in your sister's voice as I read your post. Kid's can be very trying at times!

Puss-in-Boots said...

Hmmm, I don't think I'd want a kid like that living next door to me...lol. I couldn't imagine Merle saying "that word"...heheh.

Thanks for the comments on my posts, except for the two that made me out to be an alky and a dope fiend. Hmmmph and I thought you were a friend...Anyway, who told you?

♥~♥ Tracey ♥~♥ said...

Hehe! Reminds me of my kids telling me that I say "shut up." I told them I wouldn't have to say it if they would be quiet the first time I asked. Instead, they keep on till I become so exasperated that I yell, "Shut up!"

Hootin' Anni said...

Shame on Merle for being so unChristianlike! What a hoot. Too bad Rodney isn't around, I'd give him a tongue lashing or two. I gotta go over and tease Merle now. LOL

ChrisB said...

Ha ha this is a great story. LOL.

SwampAngel65 said...

Cute story! Is bloody really a "bad word"? I've never been really sure about that...

Karmyn R said...

I think Rodney needed a little swat on his butt! ha ha ha ha.

Walker said...

LOL Kids they say things we would never think of sayin