Meeting closed at 4 PM

Copyright Roger Bultot

Copyright Roger Bultot

We gather here to remember old Edric, as you will all know doubt have heard by now that another peg has left, so the tent flap is fluttering in the breeze. Edric was a stalwart of our fairs, committed and dependable. Single handedly ensuring that all Reeth’s fairs ran smoothly. Edric knew how to sort out the drunks, ‘including you Tobias’. We will miss him greatly. So with the Bartle fair due next week I need to know who is willing to take up his mantle. The burden will be heavy. But. I know you will all help out Tobias as he take up this duty. Meeting closed.


Apologies for going slightly over the word limit today but each time I tried to cut the word count I ended up with a higher word count! In compensation I tried to create a link which would explain something about Reeth and it’s fairs. But it seems I have failed in this attempt!

The names used in this post are in no way linked to any living person or persons from the past, but are used in an attempt to reflect the historic use of names in Reeth.

This Post Has 21 Comments

  1. rochellewisoff

    Dear Mike

    Your words did put a picture in my mind. Well done.



    1. rochellewisoff

      Oops! I mean Michael. You may edit my comment to reflect that. 😉 Sorry. I still like the story. You had me looking up Reeth.

      Shalom again,

      The slightly addled Rochelle

      1. Michael Humphris

        Hi Rochelle, I get addled most days, glad you liked the story. Reeth once had a mock parliament of senior citizens. Sadly so far I have not been able to find any reference to this on the Internet. Mike

  2. IfeomaO

    Thanks for sharing. I would need to look up Reeth to have a better understanding and appreciation, but no problem with going over. It happens 🙂

    1. Michael Humphris

      Reeth once had a mock parliament, a shelter where the senior citizens gathered to discuss local events. Sadly I have not as get managed to find any reference to it on the Internet. Mike

  3. Björn Rudberg (brudberg)

    There is nothing better than debate nothingness and appoint nopurposeness

    1. Michael Humphris

      You are right I have been to too many of these type of debates. Mike

  4. Sandra

    A very different take on the prompt. Interesting.

    1. Michael Humphris

      Thank you Sandra, I found myself reacting too quickly to the prompt. It reminded me of an old photograph of a group of retired gents sitting discussing the weeks events in Reeth. Reeth for a long time was one of my favourite haunts. Mike

  5. wmqcolby

    No worries on the word count — you’ll be able to do it in 100 with your eyes closed one day and even more wonderful stories like this one will appear. I like the sorting out of the drunks. Great!
    Nice work, Michael! Keep going!

    1. Michael Humphris

      Thank you for your very kind words. Mike

  6. draliman

    Time to pass the on the mantle. I hope Tobias is equal to the task!

    1. Michael Humphris

      He has no choice it the matter, for it seems that it’s just been dropped on him. It’s retribution for his past misdemeanours.

  7. lingeringvisions by Dawn

    This has a dreamy quality to it, much lovelier than the picture, I think
    (Check your first sentence. i think you mean “no” not “know”)

    1. Michael Humphris

      I have changed [know] for [no] thanks for pointing that out, I really did appreciate all your feed back. Mike

  8. Snow's Fissures and Fractures

    Your words flow nicely, creating an engaging story. Nicely done.

    1. Michael Humphris

      Thank you for your kind words. Mike

  9. gahlearner

    I can see the folks sitting on a bench discussing the fair. Very interesting piece of history here.

    1. Michael Humphris

      I once had a picture of the men sitting on the bench, sadly I can now not locate it. I would have loved to post it alongside the article. Thank you for taking the time to comment. Mike

  10. Alice Audrey

    I’d say it’s about time Tobias took responsibility, though if there are more drunks than him it could be a problem.

    1. Michael Humphris

      The committee think the responsibility will sort him out. We shall see.

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