A Flock of dead Seagulls
by Lachie Strummer - 16:15 on 13 August 2008
In Camuscross, and the West Highlands in general, there’s a tendency to hang on to items for longer than is probably wise, under the false assumption that one day they might come in handy.
Examples of what might lurk at the back of the barn include ;
An old chest freezer that last worked in 1981
A motorbike minus an engine and back wheel
An exercise machine that was acquired when Jane Fonda was fit
A tin of ‘Snowcem’ the contents of which are rock solid
Perhaps the most common item in this area are Seagull outboards, some of which saw service when the herring boom was at its peak.
Don't whatever you do throw out the old chest freezer - oh no - it will definitely come in handy - I have been reading about a fine use for it which I will pass on to your readers on receipt of 2 books of first class stamps - knowledge does not come cheap over here in Scotland. No indeed!
PS - maybe a bit of secrecy is needed here. With such valuable stuff in your shed you should communicate your location in code - I think MI5 call it encrusting. I await further instructions
Private Still (ex Rajputana Rifle Corps 1934-1935)
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