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    Default Story of a Journey by R.MacKay

    Story of a Journey.
    On a Highland Bus being stuck in a snowdrift near Sharkley, Halkirk.
    March 1947

    By R MacKay

    On Thursday nicht in frost an snow
    From Thirso toon a bus did go
    Wi' ma freend Wullie at 'e wheel
    A richt good-hearted Kaithness chiel.

    We bumped along 'e rod til Wick
    An' Edith checked wir tickads quick
    An' when we thocht we wir in luck
    Near Sharkley, faigs, wir bus got stuck.

    ''Faur is my shiffel ?'' Wullie cried
    An' Edith she at once replied
    ''Nae need tae kick up such a fuss
    There's no a shiffel on 'e bus''

    Tae Sharkley then, poor Wullie ran
    He sprinted lek a hunted man
    Poor Edith's feet wir cauld as leyd
    'At night we a thocht we'd be deyd.

    Two helpers back wi' Wullie cam'
    'An howked 'e snow withoot a dram
    But fat a chob they hed til do
    Afore 'at heilan' bus got through

    A tip ah'll gie ye drivers a'
    'Gin there's anither fall o' snaw
    Dont think ah'm rude or e'en uncivil
    Please dinna sail withoot a shiffel.

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    Trinkie, that was a winter and a half, I can remember my father and his pair of Clydesdale horses pulling cars up a hill, the horses could get up and down the hill no bother, my first winter away from Kaitness
    Once the original Grumpy Owld Man but alas no more

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    Default Can jist picture it

    These poems just go on getting better trinkie..thanks again

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