WHAT DID YOU SAY?

By Staff

RD 1, Box 85V Candor Rd., Bulger, PA 15019

I knew that he was a LIMITED EDITION, but I was unaware that the
courtship that began twenty five years after our first meeting
would mean my relearning the English that I had used successfully
until that point.

DAVID: I can’t believe that we have finally
gotten together! Considering your experience over the years with
antiques, we should have a great time! I have so much to show you.
I have this GIBSON…

ME: Gee, I have a neighbor named Gibson,
too.

DAVID: No, no, no, not a neighbor, a tractor.
It’s perfect and I really like it, but I have been watching the
ads an thinking about adding an IROQUOIS, or possibly a
BULLDOG.

Me: Do you really want a Bulldog? I think a cat
is so much easier to care for. As for an Iroquois, those wooden
cigar store indians are nearly impossible to find and expensive as
the dickens.

DAVID: I hadn’t given much thought to a
CAT, but if you like CATERPILLAR, I guess we can look at one,
forget the IROQUOIS.

ME: I said cat, not caterpillar, but it is sort
of interesting to get one in the fall, and see by the color of the
fur what the winter weather will be.

DAVID: You know, I’m really making an
effort here. I thought you said you knew antiques.

ME: Well I do!

DAVID: OK. What do you know about a
FAIRBANKS?

ME: Who? Douglas? or are you asking me about
Alaska? I thought we were talking about antiques.

DAVID: I was. Look, there’s an antique show
coming up soon. We’ll go, if you would like to; there will be a
MAYTAG there,, a WHITE, a HART PARR, possibly a BUFFALO
SPRINGFIELD; a parade, food booth, crafts too. The folks there are
terrific. I have the GIBSON in the parade, by the way.

ME: Wonderful! It should be very interesting.
I’ve never seen a parade with a tractor, a washing machine, and
a sewing machine all in it together, but the people, food and
crafts, I do understand. You are kidding me about the rock group,
aren’t you?

DAVID: Oh, Lord! Buffalo Springfield, NOT
Springsteen.

LATER

ME: Oh David! That was so much fun! Do you do
this often? What was the name again?

DAVID: I thought you might like it. The
National Pike Gas, Steam & Horse Association; I joined a few
years back, and enjoy it tremendously. I would be very happy if you
would join with me. In addition to this one, there is something
every month in GEM. . .

ME: Oh David! I don’t need a gem every
month! One ring is fine.

EPILOGUE

I did get a ‘gem’ from my ‘limited edition’;
I’m learning a whole new world of antiques, and, the GEM that
arrives every month is a treasured, informative addition to our
new/old life together.

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