SILVERS 1500th RUN – And no time off for Good Behaviour
First off no parking within a reasonable distance showed the crowd was big, I set down outside the women who is always complaining but the house was dark. Inside the place was buzzing, pretty early but a good pack already in attendance. Lots of old faces [more later] a large group from Rocky good to see Boogie, must have got a lift. Unable to open the child proof gate the 5 y o informed on me and Silver let me in.
That’s a good start, a quick Fifty lashes beer warmed me up and more and more poured in until we hit at least 50. A warm welcome from Donkey I’ve been crook for a month and still not right but that picked me up.
Quack was in charge of the drinks and pretty busy filling tubs and eskies which were later emptied I think the beer ran out [Bloody Rocky] lots of how are you and good to see you. Plastered looked a delight with her new hair style[ don’t miss her run next week] One Direction also featured a new Bob style very fetching, Crunchy was spreading himself around and lamenting that Silver had not put a keg of home brew on. Eventually the horn sounded and we gathered out side using a wide lens the pack was photographed. Then we are off didn’t see the runners at any stage but I am sure they had a good trail. Silver was pointing us in the right direction until he forgot where it went and we had to have a quick look. Floaters pulled a hammy halfway into the run but limped home gainfully, Gag only has one ear so I got a chance to rabbit on until home hove into sight.
The noise was like a 747 taking off and with one ear I was at a disadvantage but I managed to have a chat or two I too was lamenting the keg but it was probably a good thing, Crunchy is having a good time obviously Gag is driving. The GM tried to get the circle going but it was up to Quack and the trumpet to get some resemblance of order then the 5 y o took over he was bloody good a budding musician. Baboon was RA and did a top job.
GM Chunky welcomed all, general business was kept to a minimum and it was on to the presentations to the man of the moment Silver many a down down I lost count, many stories especially from Crabs who goes back a long way [ these days looking pretty pleased with himself] the merriment continued Mother had her say I reckon she should have a medal for what she has put up with. I said to Quack we need the loaves and fishes trick with this mob will the food last out. Finally a young lady told a a couple of great jokes which I will repeat on Friday and onto the raffle I didn’t know there was one so no ticket no prize. Quack poured a very nice red so I hung back whilst Tapeworm headed the pack to the food was he an Olympic runner in his youth.
Making my way to the table there was stacks of food no worries I had a sort of Shepherds pie with a crust some stew , tatties and I don’t know what else but it was great well done Mother and helpers top grub. I finished with an ice cream cone filled with goodies there goes the diet.
To cover the old and new first up was the GM I ran under [I was still running in those days] Just Gerbil I asked him how the little boys were he said 11 and 13 and representing Aust. in Japan in dinghy’s gee they grow up. There was Lobo life member laconic as always , our old friend Brutus looking like Father Xmas, Doggy Styler hasn’t changed a bit. El Crasho brought his better half Ah! those Xmas shows It was old friends from home time. Remembering my age I finally after the last beer reluctantly packed my gear and headed for home oh for the days when I was the last to head off. A fantastic night and will be remembered.