That's far more pickled peppers than I ever imagined :-) x
Peter must have been having friends round, Teresa - hungry friends!
Thanks for letting us read your story, Patsy - it's great. Your information about puks reminded me of my worst type of maths lesson - I never did understand weights and measurements (still don't!)
Does sound a bit like those 'if 3 1/2 men dig 9 holes what time is it?' I admit. I'll forgive you if you don't remember the details.
Peter Piper was pickin' a bunch! Once again Patsy, loved the short story! Maria's fear of motherhood revealed in her humanistic reactions and worries, yet still so strong! And her recollection of childhood memories so vivid...& I know it's going to sound crazy, because he's not the lovable type or good guy, but we loved "Old Man Harvey"! But to us, it's characters like him that flavor a story! That make it relatable to the reader, as we have all had an "Old Man Harvey" in our life! We will be sharing this!
Thank you. I usually like my least lovable characters best.
Hi Patsy .. I love those old measurements ... great to be reminded of peck ... I always remember chain for some reason ... and the other day over at Mistress Snark's parlour I revealed that measurement in Anglo-Saxon times was in barleycorns!!It's a wonderful world ... and the sun is shining ... Hilary
I confess I don't know how long a chain is, Hilary - I think I'm right about it being a measurement of length?
Here's a peck on each upper most cheek for your insight. x...x
And a couple for you too, JJ. x x
I can write story about aliens in less than 200 words. Will that do?
Don't see why not, Deborah. Good luck if you do have a go.
Awwww A Lesson Learned is lovely! I've just read it and I do like Maria's road to enlightenment! And I just know Mr Harvey will understand! It's lovely - thank you! Take carex
Thank you, Kitty.
Lovely story, Patsy! :)I knew what a peck was already. I learned when I was in the play Guys and Dolls -- there's a song called "A Bushel and a Peck" in it.
And there was me thinking you knew it as that's how you measure your cocktails!
A peck, yeah sounds like it should mean a pinch of something. Thanks for enlightening us all :)
Goes sound like it should be a small amount, doesn't it.
You wouldn't want to confuse a peck with a speck or pack when cooking then!
Definitely not, Linda.
A peck sounds like it should be bird-beak sized.
It is, Alex - pelican sized!
Peter Piper picked a peck of pickled peppers. Now I see what they were all talking about. Until they said it faster and faster. I love tongue twisters though. Great story.
I hadn't realised he had so much work to do, Suzy!
I love learning new info from posts like this. I had no clue that "peck" was a unit of measurement till now!
Glad I could tell you something new, Heather.
'Give us a peck chick,' translated around these parts, is a greeting a parent gives a child when they want a kiss! Thanks for the information on the short story competition.
You're welcome, Maria.
A lovely little story, where the characters really stand out. We used to recite the table with pecks and bushels. Can't quite remember it now though.
Glad you liked the story, Maggie.
Thanks so much for commenting!