30 June 2008

I'm Just a Nargle from Invercargill

Eric's grandpa sings lots of songs and knows lots of poems. Every morning Grandma L. asks Grandpa, "What's the song today?" and then he proceeds to sing to her yet another song he knows. One of my personal favorites is this one:

'Twas an evening in October, I'll confess I wasn't sober,
I was carrying home a load with manly pride,
When my feet began to stutter and I fell into the gutter,
And a pig came up and lay down by my side.
Then I lay there in the gutter and my heart was all a-flutter,
Till a lady, passing by, did chance to say:
"You can tell a man that boozes by the company he chooses."
Then the pig got up and slowly walked away.
We are also big fans of "I'm Just a Jerkey from Albuquerque." In fact, that one will get into our heads for long periods of time. Sometimes we like to change the words to match the city we are in. Like Invercargill. And nothing really rhymes with that, but thank heavens for J.K. Rowling.

I was asked to go down with the other family history consultant from our branch to teach the Invercargill branch about the New Family Search. (Aren't you jealous that I have access to it? Oh, you don't even know what the old one is? Never mind.) So, we went down with Andrew and Mary, plus their baby Samuel.

We took the scenic route back, which was really nice. We stopped at McLean Falls, located in the Southern Rainforest for a quick walk.

Eric took the first photo. Be impressed. It's a great photo. Check out all those crazy trees and plants. This is a good photo for you to see my beautiful face. Also the foliage and how non-American it is. The second is of the falls. They were quite full as it has been rather rainy lately.


Angela Noelle said...
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Angela Noelle said...

I heart NZ...and its foliage.

Bart said...

That is a good picture of your face, Sherry. You look really happy and kind (you always do, of course, but especially so in this photo).

Kristy said...

Wow, the foliage is so amazing it almost looks fake. What awesome pictures.

Science Teacher Mommy said...

Awesome picture. And this title has me giggling.

Erin said...

Oh, Grandpa L. We all love you!

That first picture is amazing. It looks like something out of a fantasy book - the foliage, not you.

jenn said...

I don't believe that this is real. I think what really happened is you went to an art museum and stood in front of a painting of some mystical land and took a picture. Quit being so deceitful, Sherry.

But on the slim chance that it is real, I am excited to see it!

Sherry said...

Oh, but it IS real, Jenn! We will take you there.

I really do want to go back anyway because Eric was a bit of a camera-hog, and the few pictures I took of him didn't turn out very well.

And, I must say, the fake-looking one is probably the best photo we have taken with our new camera.