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Black Country Prodigal Son Parable January 29, 2010

Posted by Andy in Random.
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Thought it was about time to spread a ‘lil Black Country ‘spake and post a parable from ‘The Gospels in Black Country Dialect’ book. This one is truly bostin!

E tode em a parable abahrr a bloke wi tew sons, The yungist asked is fairther ter gi im is share o munny. Is fairther gid it im. The chap went tew anuther country an blewed it all in. Wen e’d got nuthin left, e went ter wairk fer a mon wot sent ‘im ter fayd pigs. E’d a bin glad t’ate the pig swill but the mon udn’t gi im enny. E felt as tho’e wus starving ter jeth an dissidid e’d rather goo back wum. E’d ask is fairther ter fergi im an be one of is sairvents. Wen is fairther sid im cummin e run aht ter mayt im an med ever such a fuss on im. E got the sairvents ter dress im up in daycent clews an shews an purr a ring on is finger. E ad a fat calf killed soo’s thay cud aye a fayst an rijiyce cus e’d fun the son e thort e’d lost. The eldest son day alf gerr izself in a paddy abahrr it. E’d bin a gud son an stopped wi is fairther. Jesus tode em that God ud fergi sinners an luv em if thay’d gi up Thayer ayvil ways. 

From the old to the new January 1, 2010

Posted by Andy in Family.
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A quick list of some 2009 highlights:

Best film: The Boy in Stripped Pyjamas.

Best restaurant: difficult to choose, but top two must be French Connection (Stourbridge) and Jimmy Spices (Birmingham).

Best football match: Monday 11th December (Watford 3-1 QPR), witnessing Watford’s Lloyd Doyley score his first senior goal whilst watching Sky Sports at home (it’s only taken him 10 years!)

Best photograph: the fully-grown sunflower with a dazzling sunset in background.

Best music experience: U2 360 Tour at Don Valley Stadium, Sheffield, in August.

2010 has now begun and during this forthcoming year I’ll have to make good use of some lovely birthday/Christmas presents I received, such as my new Aria bass guitar and amp, garden tools, photographic book and running shoes. But not simultaneously.