Hope you enjoy this I have written quite a few stories of village life over the years. Villages are places full of inspiring characters!
What amazed me is that if that had been the UK they probably would have still been travelling around the Postal System. Where as they travelled from the Mainland to the Island and arrived in good health
Thank you for that tale.
Message posted by Bob and Wendy (Uncle Bob) on 11áNovemberá2011 at 11:05am - IP Logged
Bob and Wendy
Years ago when we first visited Corfu, desperate for information of our destination, in one of the guide books I read that Corfiot people would hold a conversation over a great distance, I never personally heard this until we bought our house in Lafki. Now at this time of year we are often woken by villagers talking across the valley from one olive grove to another, while they tend their nets.
Message posted by red zorba on 11áNovemberá2011 at 12:10pm - IP Logged
Well today Oaf visited our G.P on our monthly pilgrimage to get my drugs (I had four strokes three years ago) while I was having my haircut. Mark hoped he would get back in time for the lady to do his hair too!
There is no repeat prescription service here or no appointment system so the way to go is first come first served!
Oaf tured up at just before 9 am and there were already 5 people in front of him! The Doctor however actually turned up early, just after him. (She rarely turns up before 10 am usually where apon half the village is waiting for her)
So in the first person goes in and they wait and wait. The door opens so the next person in line stands up only to sit straight back down again as he has only come out to say - so sorry for taking so long - and promptly closes the door again!! So they wait and wait a bit longer - the door opens again! At last! the next person in line stands up - but no - again he just apologises for keeping everyone waiting again! This happens another three times!
The first person in the queue was in over an hour!
So Oaf rang me and said the lady who is cutting our hair may as well go home when she has finished yours as I am gonna be here hours at this rate!!
Oaf rang off and the Doctor came out and said *I will see you, you, you and you and pointed at several people* so the rest of you all might as well go home!!
Thank Saint Spiridon Oaf was one of the chosen ones!!
Message posted by DCV on 11áNovemberá2011 at 2:52pm - IP Logged
Glad you enjoyed the story I put the link to. Here is another one that I did in tribute to a wonderful old couple who sell their produce at the crossroads at Makrades. This article was written a few years ago...but Heleni and Laughing Spiros are still there during the summer months selling the best wine on earth
Thanks Purple, lovely stories of village life.
Sorry guys - but I MUST go off thread a bit - Purple, is your avatar a picture of your dog? It looks just like my long-coat german shepherd did when he was younger?
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