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The demise of a wooden boat owner.

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Peter M Jardine
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The demise of a wooden boat owner.

Post by Peter M Jardine » Fri Oct 03, 2014 8:14 pm

Gordon dies. His wife Susan goes to the newspaper and stands at the counter that receives Obituary listings. When the clerk comes to the counter, Susan says "My husband died, I need to put an obituary in the paper." The clerk replys " I'm very sorry for your loss. What would you like to say in the obituary?" Susan replies "Gordon is dead." The clerk says "Is that all? Susan says, "Yes,that's fine.... Gordon is dead." The clerk pauses, and says " I understand you're distraught, but perhaps you would like to put a few more words in the obituary. After all, he was your husband, and besides, the first ten words are included in the price."

Susan thinks for a moment and says "You're right, I should put something more. Write Gordon is dead, old wooden boat for sale."

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Re: The demise of a wooden boat owner.

Post by Kerry Price » Fri Oct 03, 2014 10:16 pm

Yeah? What is it?
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Re: The demise of a wooden boat owner.

Post by mfine » Sat Oct 04, 2014 6:42 am

Either you left the "s" off wooden boats, or this story isn't true!

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Re: The demise of a wooden boat owner.

Post by boat_art » Sat Oct 04, 2014 4:11 pm

Is there a phone number with the obituary??
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God don't count the days spent messing around in wood boats.

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Re: The demise of a wooden boat owner.

Post by jfrprops » Sat Oct 04, 2014 5:53 pm

was he a cruiser guy? What year? Length? lapstrake?

John in Va.
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Re: The demise of a wooden boat owner.

Post by Peter M Jardine » Mon Oct 06, 2014 4:57 pm

It figures. :mrgreen:

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Re: The demise of a wooden boat owner.

Post by Tom Gruenauer » Mon Oct 06, 2014 5:16 pm

I read this story to my wife, she laughed in a little weird way…… I’m not sure how to take it?!

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Re: The demise of a wooden boat owner.

Post by 1964chris » Mon Oct 06, 2014 8:40 pm

This is where you offer the widow exactly what she believes he had invested in the old wooden boat!
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Re: The demise of a wooden boat owner.

Post by jfrprops » Mon Oct 06, 2014 9:50 pm

DON'T DO THAT SHE WILL WANT TO MARRY YOU!


John in Va. Old, single, and a many wooden boat owner
1980 Fairchild Scout 30
19?? custom Argentine Runabout 16'
1954 Whirlwind deluxe dual ckpt 16'
1921 Old Town Charles River 17' (founding Captain, James River Batteau Festival)

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