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 Uncle Jim's Time Machine.

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Dr Fogg


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PostSubject: Uncle Jim's Time Machine.   February 13th 2011, 5:18 pm

Uncle Jim’s Time Machine.

The sign said Danger Keep Out, so I went in
To uncle Jims incredible shed
There he spent his time inventing
Television, penicillin, a flying bed.

His great works were mainly stolen
By other men less scrupulous
Their egos clearly greatly swollen
Yet Jim gave not a tinkers cuss.

As a lad I loved his workshop
All manner of cast off goods
Washing machines and bottles of pop
Mincers, whisks for various foods.

A one armed bandit and diver’s suit
A tractor and a plough
A wardrobe and a Wellington boot
He’d use them all somehow.

But on this very special day
I noticed something new
A telephone box was in the way
It filled the workshop too.

“This” said Jim ” is my next invention”
I asked him what it did
It’s a time machine, now pay attention
If you help me I’ll give you a quid.

So he climbed right in and twiddled knobs
While I turned the main switch on
Then he shouted press those thingamabobs
So I did! And he was gone!

I often look for Uncle Jim
In case he dialled in for our present time
Daily his workshop I look in
It’s become an obsession of mine.

But the reason I really want to see him
Is for what the bugger did
He flew off that day quite on a whim
But he never gave me my quid.
Dr Fogg


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PostSubject: Re: Uncle Jim's Time Machine.   February 19th 2011, 9:48 am

Very funny drfogg Laughing . The imagery is great in this write, vivid scenes of uncle Jims workshop give it lots of atmosphere. What a dream for every schoolboy, having an uncle like Jim and his workshop to explore.

Bummer though, leaving before he'd parted with his quid!!

Thanks for sharing, much enjoyed, ptp x Smile
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PostSubject: Re: Uncle Jim's Time Machine.   March 12th 2011, 10:14 pm

Ah, but my Great Uncle Bob already invented the time machine, Foggy, years ago when he was just a boy. His kids have never met him: in fact, his wife doesn't know how they met or even had kids. Smile
Very descriptive, entertaining writing. H x

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PostSubject: Re: Uncle Jim's Time Machine.   March 13th 2011, 5:21 am

H, That was my uncle Jim!!! we are related.


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