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Thread #165454   Message #4008769
Posted By: Jim Carroll
14-Sep-19 - 06:08 AM
Thread Name: BS: First Joke Thread for 2019
Subject: RE: BS: First Joke Thread for 2019
Again - told as a true family story
When my dad ceased to become a navvy, our house was regularly visited by former workmates seeking his advice on how to improve site conditions
One day a couple of them working on the nearby East Lancashire Road called to ask if he could find them a venue for a meeting
As a devout excommunicated Catholic, he went to the local very approachable priest who gave him permission in the local hall, St Columbas - this was the time when bingo was becoming a popular fundraising event
He returned from the meeting and told the family, "They have a new game over there - the priest stand up and reads numbers and if the people have the same numbers on their cards they win a prize - the bugger reads the numbers out in Irish so the Protestants can't win"
Jim Carroll