Saturday, November 20, 2010

NaBloPoMo Day 20: Hookers

When I first moved to "the Island" six ago, I didn't realize how big a difference country life would be from city life. I was at a tea and bazaar when a lovely lady in her mid-80s started talking to me about her life. She told me that she was a hooker for over 60 years and that she started "hooking" when she was a young girl! She talked about how sad it is that not many girls are "hookers" anymore and that "hooking" is a dying art. I just about fell out of my chair and almost choked on my tea and sandwich! Nearly killed me! 

I learned that day that "hookers" here weren't the same kind of hookers I thought they were.

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Anonymous said...

First time I visited the island Jim's dad was all excited when I went to the barn, took me by the arm and said "Come and see the tits on this one!" I thought he must be some kind of perv, but it turned out a cow had calved and had an ideal udder. Thirty-two years later I can appreciate a nice bag with perfect tits on a fresh cow, and even speak the lingo.
E's mom

caninecologne said...

hi c - hilarious! i'd be thinking, 'dayyum, the blue hair gets around!' hey, she was young once, ha ha.

seriously, i've not heard that term before (referring to knitting).

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C said...

E's mom:
Ha! That is too funny! :) Being on the island for 6 years, I can appreciate that! I find it amazing how you've got the lingo down to a tee! Hopefully one of these days I'll be fluent too! ;)

C said...

HAHAHA! Did you notice I said "she was a hooker" and not "she has been a hooker" for over 60 years? She no longer hooks. She said her hands are "bad for doing the job" now. :)

Barbara said...

Very funny!


Frau Guten Tag said...

LOL, that is hilarious!!!

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