They were closely related. Cousin perhaps. But there was a fierce rivalry between them. One was white with pretty black patches on it and the other was black with stockings of white.
They both belonged to Farmer Jones,who had built a very modern shed for his milk cows.
Bessie, the black one was considered to be superior due to the fact that she could produce around 50 pints of milk in a day. Whereas, Molly could only manage 40 to 45 pints. Though both of them were prize winners in the local animal pageant for the milk cows.
It was feeding time at the farm. Both the cows were keen to get to the hay and consume as much as it could, for everyone knew that the more you eat the more milk you produce. Bessie got there first and took a huge bite of hay, munching it she spoke sharply to her cousin, Hay, Molly, hay!If you don’t eat enough you can’t compete with me. The farmer Jones is not going to keep you for free. You have to provide milk to the farm. Molly was already fed up of Bessie so she shoved her into the hay trough. A while later the farmer found Bessie deep in the hay trough, trying to get out.
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Kids were running in the park. The children were on the swings, see-saws and the monkeys bars. The colorful spiral slide was also attracting a lot of attention from the young kids.
At one of the park benches, sat a woman. Her grandson was playing with his friends nearby. Then they were having a debate of some sort. Her grandson approached and asked her, Granny can we have a picnic outside near the lake? he asked. Well my dear, I can’t see why not. We should ask your mom first. Granny said. What do you guys want to bring for food? She wanted to know. Can we have some of the gingerbread men you made the other day? Asked the boy. And some apple strudel too! His friends had also joined him and they were waiting for the granny to capitulate to their plan.
After getting the approval from the mother, the kids and the lady, started for the nearby park. They were carrying a packed basket of food and different juice drinks for the kids. It was a really nice park with a lake adjacent to it. In fact it was the busiest park of their town. The kids had a great time, playing tag and running around. The time just flew by. It was getting dark and granny asked the kids to pack up the picnic things and to head back.
Just then a large rain drop hit her in the face. With dismay she looked up to see rain clouds. The first drop was soon followed by a heavy rain. They ran to take shelter in the awning near a store on the outside of the park. They hadn’t any umbrella with them and walking home in this rain could be catastrophic as her grandson was very susceptible to chest infections. Granny why don’t you call an Über, suggested the boy. Oh, thank God, I have my phone with me and I will do that right now, said a very relieved granny. I forgot that we could do that. She said, How times have changed!
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Name Three …
Things you never want to do, but have to?
Go to sleep at night, wake up in the morning and be on a diet all the time.
Characters found in The Magic Faraway Tree that weren’t human?
Silky, the fairy, The magic tree and the Angry pixie.
Things that are yellow and round?
Thinking emoji, Smiling emoji and Sad emoji.
Mythical Creatures that begin with the letter G
Griffin, Genie and Geryon.
Mammals that don’t have a tail?
Humans, Gorilla and Toad.
American heavy metal bands?
Metallica, Black Veil Brides.
Films with the number 3 in the title?
Three billboards outside Ebbing, Missouri, 3 Idiots and three days of the Condor.
Things that best describe who you are?
Sincere, act now think later type and good at convincing people,( another side effect of giving advice!)
Tezcatlipoca, Quetzalcoatl and Chalchiuhtlicue.( What difficult names!)
Planets in our galaxy?
Earth, Mars and Venus.
Things that shouldn’t be in your fridge today but are?
A slice of chocolate cake, leftover food from last month and Lindt intense orange ( a dark chocolate with orange)
Things you always forget at the last minute before going out?
My sunglasses, portable charger and my “other” phone!
Actors you admire?
Tom Hanks, Benedict Cumberbatch and Julia Roberts.
Ways you can laugh?
A polite laugh, a snickering laugh and a full belly laugh with tears running down my face.
Things you should have when you are very old but probably won’t?
My memory, my teeth and forgotten the third thing already!!!
Things you have achieved and are proud of?
My three children!
Your worst habits?
Impulsiveness, overeating and giving advice!
An before ya say it, nah these arent hard, but l am warming up!
It’s the weekend and time for some fun. Head over to A Guy Called Bloke and K9 Doodlepips and answer these fun questions.
The classroom was tense and silent. The teacher was distributing exam sheets. The students were on the edge as this was an important exam. The results of this test were to decide the final grades.
Distribution was complete and the teacher looked at the clock on the wall. It was exactly nine in the morning. Guy, you have exactly two hours to submit your complete your tests and submit them to me, she told the students. Just then a hand went up. And what is that you want Mr Williams? She asked in an imperious manner. Mrs Davies can I borrow a pencil? I seem to have miss placed mine!
The teacher, wordlessly pointed towards his breast pocket where a squat , chubby pencil could be seen protruding. The rest of the class enjoyed the moment while William himself remained in-fazed. Took out his pencil and got down to complete his exam.
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“This building is from the last century but it is in excellent condition. The owner has spent a lot of money and loving care on its maintenance ” Sally was giving the couple her usual sales pitch. She described the many features of the spacious house in detail to them, hoping in her heart that it would be the final time she had to do it for this property. It had been on the market for the last year and a half and every time when it seemed that a sale was imminent, something or the other came up. Sally desperately wanted the commission that would come with the sale.
This old couple seemed to be very impressed by the house. They were asking keen questions and were looking at all the details very minutely. Why is the house on sale? Asked the husband. ” As I explained before the owners are moving to another state , in a retirement community near where their son lives” replied Sally. ” Well we like this one very much and we are prepared to meet the asking price” replied the man. Sally was elated but she kept on an impassive face. Her joy was dampened by the next remark the man made.” But we have a condition” Condition? What sort of condition? Sally was trying to control herself from expressing any annoyance.
“We want to spend a couple of nights in the house before the final documents are signed” This was an unexpected request but not very unreasonable, she thought to herself. So taking a risk she agreed to their condition. Arrangements were made for the couple to stay two nights in the house and she handed them the keys.
After two days had passed, she hadn’t heard from them and she started to get worried. She made a call to the husband’s cell, but it went straight to the voicemail. Now very edgy, she decided to go and visit the property herself. The door to the house was standing open, and a lot of activity was seen. Furniture was being moved in the house and a couple of men were busy arranging the stuff. Sally was a bit puzzled but relieved that the couple had decided in favor of keeping the house. Just then the wife stepped out. Hi! Sally called out to her. She perhaps didn’t hear her as she turned and went inside and closed the door. The uneasy feeling was growing in Sally’s mind. She decided to take a direct course. As she rang the bell, the door opened and now the man came out.
Mr Johnson, I was getting worried when you didn’t get in touch yesterday, she said. The man gave her a blank look, with no sign of recognition in it. ” I am sorry, miss. Do I know you? ” This was too much for Sally. ” Yes you know me very well”, she said in a loud belligerent voice. ” I am the agent who is selling you this house” she was almost shouting now as the fear of being a victim of fraud started to worry her. Selling ?But I am the owner of this house, why do I need to buy it from your agency? He replied calmly. What do you mean, owner . This house belongs to Mr Jordan. He is the owner of this house for last thirty five years. Sally was now really upset and feeling out of her depth.
It turned out that Mr Johnson was actually Mr Jordan. They had gone on a long vacation, to visit their daughter living in Australia. During their absence, their son had put the house on market under false pretense. He wanted that they should move to a retirement home and give him the money. As the couple had returned earlier than planned, a well wishing neighbor had informed them of the going ons and they had devised the plan to regain the possession of their own home.
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Rory is now upping the game. Let’s see how difficult it’s going to be!
Name Three …
Things you can find in a garbage/rubbish/trash can beginning with the letter D?
Dental floss, dirty dishes and dog food cans.
Things that can be found floating on the wind?
Leaves, Humming birds and Music.
Things in a river that are not fish?
Paper boats, Dandelions Fuzz and Boats.
Things found around the house beginning with the letter E?
Electric Lamps, Electric sockets and Electric Iron!
Animals that don’t have the letter E in their name?
Cat, Dog and Cow.
Bands/Groups that have three  in their name [not a song]?
30 Seconds to Mars, 311 and Three days Grace.
Holidays/Vacations that only involve visiting ruins?
Egypt, Scotland and France.( not only, there is plenty more to see besides ruins)
Things that can seriously ruin your day?
Wi-fi not working, phone not working and COFFEE MACHINE NOT WORKING!
Zeus, Jupiter and Cupid.
Animals that lay eggs? [Monotremes ]
Platypus, Short beak Echidna and Long beak Echidna!
Three letters in the alphabet that don’t sound the same as the other letters?
A, B and D!
Gemstones that start with the letter T?
Tourmaline, Topaz and Turquoise.
Cocktails that begin with the letter M?
Mad Cow, Mad Hatter and Mad Scientist!
Hobbies that are no longer as popular as they were twenty years ago?
Knitting, Stamp collecting and Coin collecting.
“You see someone told ‘im to make the game a little more of a finking type of game, so l reckoned l would have a go, some come on you lot, cough up!”
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( I have to confess taking help from good old trusty friend, GOOGLE)
Teresa of The Haunted Wordsmith has started a new tradition on our world of WordPress. She is gifting three gifts to fellow bloggers every day who in turn gift three more bloggers with gifts of their choice. Thanks a lot to ;
Who has gifted me this amazing gift.
A cabinet to keep all my blogging awards in. Such a thoughtful gesture.
Kenza loves nature so a beautiful painting for her to look at.
A big bookshelf for Paula as she is a great writer and would need to store her growing collection of books here.
A big trophy to Rory to show our appreciation for making us feel like a family. Great job Rory.
Melanie from The Sparks Of a Combustible Mind has tagged me again for this Quote me tag. Thank you so much Melanie, for tagging me for this challenge. Let’s see if I can do something different this time with these quotes!
Rory of The Guy Called Bloke and K9 Doodlepips, has created this tag and has Challenged us to post two quotes on the subject.
Cinderella:Mr. Lizard, I’m scared. I’m only a girl, not a princess.
Lizard footman: And I’m only a lizard, not a footman. Enjoy it while it lasts.
One shouldn’t be afraid to be oneself! Have confidence in your own abilities and don’t be intimidated by the trappings and appearances!
Prince: Who are you?
Cinderella: I am Cinderella. Your Majesty, I am no princess. I have no carriage, no parents, no dowry. I do not even know if that beautiful slipper will fit But, if it does Will you take me as I am? A good honest country girl who loves you.
Prince: Of course I would. But only if you’ll take me as I am, an apprentice still learning his trade. Please…
This is the crux of the story. Riches and clothes don’t make a person. It’s our inner character and the beauty of our souls which makes us who we are!
I will nominate anyone who is reading this post, if you want to try this fun tag, please do!
The sound of music reached him first. As he turned the corner the Violin player came into his view. Such a gift he had. The sweet melody issuing from his instrument was a joy to listen to. Quite a crowd was gather at the street corner where he was playing. Ben was himself an amateur player of different musical instruments and loved to hear them played. This guy was probably a retired member of an Orchestra and using his talent to earn some money.
The crowd was so immersed in the music that no one noticed the car that was heading straight towards it. The driver of the vehicle seemed to be intoxicated as the car seemed out of his control. The car’s noise over rode the music as it came near and people realizing that it was going to ram into the crowd, scattered quickly to avoid it. The evasive action saved many people from getting hurt but a small boy was standing right in the path of the car, frozen by sheer fear. The violinist saw that and threw himself forward to drag the boy out of the danger. As the car hit the wall of the store front, some people moved towards it to see how the driver of the car had fared.
“Please stay back, sir! ” This was a command given by the constable who had heard the crash and was doing his duty in saving any member of the public from danger. The people moved to let him approach the car. When he looked inside the car, the driver seemed unconscious but still breathing. “Call an ambulance” someone shouted!
The ambulance arrived shortly and very gently they brought the driver out of the damaged car. It was a man in his late sixties. The reason for the accident because apparent when the paramedics examined him. ” This guy has suffered a heart attack while driving and lost the control of his vehicle” he explained. ” Thank God, that no one was injured in the crash”. People turned their attention towards the violin player who was standing with the child he had rescued on the side of the crash. A very shaken woman, the boy’s mom was profusely thanking him and the crowd started to applaud the brave action of him, which saved the boy’s life.
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