Thrifty yorkshireman



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My Satellite Setup
IDD CI24 ECONO MM Penta 1.20 Galaxy II
1.2Mtr Polar MTG yes it has been on the arc for 25 years and is now fixed on 13 East using two pairs of rusty molegrips. Unlike me they never groan but always perform.
My Location
Blackburn, Lancashire
Following the death of his wife a thrifty Yorkshire farmer visited the offices of the Yorkshire Post.
After 50 years of happily married life he felt that an obituary would be in order.
When the receptionist on the desk informed the farmer of the cost he exclaimed in true Yorkshire fashion. "How much?!"
Then he reluctantly produced his wallet saying. "I want summat simple, my Gladys was a good-hearted and hard-working Yorkshire lass but she wunt 'ave wanted nowt swanky'.
"Perhaps a small poem," suggested the woman at the desk.
"Nay," said the farmer "she wunt 'ave wanted anything la-di-da, just put; 'Gladys Braithwaite's died'"
"You need to say when" he was told by the receptionist.
"Do I? Well, put died 17th March 2018. That'll do."
"It is usual for the bereaved to add some meaningful phrase about the dearly departed."
The man considered this proposal for a moment and thought back to the walk to church past the cemetery.
"Well, put in, 'Sadly missed.' That'll do.''
"You can have another four words," explained. the woman.
"No, no!" he cried, "she wouldn't 'ave wanted me to splash out."
"But the extra four words are included in the price," the woman told him.
"Are they? You mean I've paid for 'em".
"Yes, indeed."
"Well, if I've paid for 'em" exclaimed the man, "Then I'm 'avin' 'em."

The obituary appeared in the Yorkshire Post the next morning.

Gladys Braithwaite died
17th March 2018.
Sadly missed.
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My Satellite Setup
80cm Motorised.
Several small Dishes.
Much else.
My Location
North York Moors