I Hvent Seen Her For Yonks && She Doesnt Know Luna.. Dogg Was A Street Dog, He Used To Go Out On His Own.. He Was Safe On His Own Cos I Think He Even Used To Look Both Ways Before He Crossed The Roads.. Someone Must Of Taught Him The Green-Cross Code Or Somethin.. Luna Only Goes Out With One Of Us Though Cos She Would Get Run Over.. Shes Got No Road Sense.. Pat Come Over && Said Hello && Was Askin About The New Dog.. I Told Pat That Shes Not New We Hve Had Her Since Dogg Died Bt That She Doesnt Go Out On Her Own So Thats Why Pat Doesnt Know Her.. We Was Near The Park So I Said Why Dont Ya Come && Play With Luna && We Can Hve A Catch Up In The Park.. So We Went In The Park && Was Throwin Her Ball For Her && Me && Pat Was Chattin Away.. She Was Complainin That She Is Feelin Old && To Be Honest I Think She Must Be About 70..
Pat Is Irish && She Told Me Once Before That She Come Over To England Back In The 1960s.. There Was No Work In Ireland && Loads Of Irish People Got The Ferry Boat Over To England To Find Work.. Thats Where The Phrase, “Straight Off The Boat,” Came Frm.. She Got Off The Boat Down At The Pier Head All Alone && She Didnt Even Know Anyone Over Here.. She Said She Hated The Place At First Cos There Was Loads Of Drunks In Ireland Bt Liverpool Was Ten Times Worse.. She Said That Everywhere She Went Frm The Pier Head To The House She Was Stayin At There Were People Lyin In The Gutters && On Benchs && Everywhere.. The Bus Terminal Used To Be Down At The Pier Head In Them Days && Even When She Got On The Bus There Was People Lyin There Who Hadnt Got Off The Bus When It Arrived && Were Just About To Leave On It Again.. They Was In A Coma She Reckoned..
Pat Said She Had Never Seen So Many Drunks Bt It Wasnt Until The Next Day That She Found Out The Reason There Was So Many Drunks Was Cos It Was 1966 && England Had Just Won The World Cup!!
When She Got To The Guest House She Was Stayin In Someone Told Her That If She Was Lookin For A Job The Best Place To Go Would Be Runcorn, Widnes, Kirkby Or Skelm, Cos They Had Just Been Built Then && Everythin Was New.. She Picked Kirkby Cos It Sounded Lyk Kildare Where She Had Come Frm In Ireland.. She Went Round All The Shops, Cafes && Factories && Literally Knocked On The Door && Asked If They Had Any Jobs Goin.. None Of This Lookin On The Internet.. She Walked Into The Chippy In The Towny && Asked Ken The Owner If There Was Any Jobs Goin.. He Said Yea && 54 Years Later She Owns The Chippy!!
She Took It Over When The Old Owner Died.. I Think The Chippy Is Still Called Kens Bt Even When He Was Still Alive Everyone Called It Pats.. Theres A Joke Round Ours That People Get In Frm Work && Ask The Wife What They Havin For Tea && The Wife Says No Idea, Pats Cookin Tonight — In Other Words, Theyre Goin The Chippy..
Just Worked It Out That If She Was Say Twenty-One When She Come Over On The Ferry, Then She Must Be About Seventy-Five Now.. Everyone In Kirkby Knows Her Bt When She Got Off That Ferry Boat Over Fifty Years Ago She Knew No One.. Shes Known Me Mum Since Before I Was Even Born && Still Says What An Ace Fella Me Granddad Was.. She Still Works In The Chippy Until About Midnight && Then Walks Home In The Dark On Her Own, Probably With The Takings Frm The Chippy In Her Bag.. No One Would Dare Rob Pat, Though..
Theyre Lives Wouldnt Be Worth Livin If They Did..
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