Little Jim - Parts 3 and 4

"Little Jim" - The Restorer's's Dying Maytag - by JW (with apologies to Edward Farmer)
Part 3 of 4

He thought that Jim was dying This thing he loved so dear Had uttered these last words That he might ever hope to hear.
The workshop door was opened, The scrapman's steps were heard, The owner and the scrapman met - Yet neither spoke a word.
He knew that all was over; He knew his 'Tag was dead. He took the money in his hand And walked out of the shed.
His quivering lips gave token Of grief he failed to conceal To see his wife had joined him So the stricken couple kneel.
With hearts burdened down with sadness She humbly asks, with him In Heaven once more to meet again Their own poor little Jim.
Dear Reader, please do not dispair. There WILL be a happy ending . . . ==="Little Jim" - The Restorer's's Dying Maytag - by JW (with apologies to Edward Farmer)
Part 4 of 4
But hark! What's that? Around the back, That smokey puttering hymn! The scrapman cometh - and what's he brought? He's fetched back Little Jim!
The scrapman wants his money back. (Cough) "Jim runs OK. (Cough) I do not mind a joke - (He's all choked up inside) "But even scrapmen have their pride." Cough cough - his lungs are filled with smoke.
"But - you said Jim runs?" She waits his slow reply - He answered back twixt resp'ratory attacks, "To make it go, I thought you'd know, (Cough) PULL OUT DAVE'S BLOODY AXE!"
===Now it's Goodnight from me and Goodnight from Jim.
JW
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Thank you, no more sleepless nights worrying about Little Jim's fate ;-) BTW. My Maytag twin was saved by a main bearing transplant!
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If we are being literary ............
Engine Man's Will
Being of sound mind and body, I _____, do hereby record this, my last will and testament.
Knowing that my wife and other family have no appreciation of, or in some instances knowledge of, my extensive collection of Interesting Spares, engines, generators, pumps, motorcycles and other things which can only be described as Rusty Junk (hereinafter described as the Collections) that are deposited throughout the house, garden, sheds, garage, workshop - and the two lock-up garages situated at ___________ which will come as a complete surprise to my immediate family.
Knowing also that my wife has notified the local scrap yard that, should I precede her to the great workshop in the sky, he should immediately pick up and dispose of the aforementioned collection before more sympathetic persons have the opportunity to arrange the proper disposal of the aforementioned Collections.
Therefore, I do will these Collections, and all items related to them such as books, magazines, posters, signs and other ephemera to my dear friend _______. It is my wish that upon hearing of my death and obtaining clear proof that I did not manage - although I will certainly have tried - to take it with me, he will come to my home post haste and certainly before the sticky-fingered scrap man - with whom I have fought the good fight for many a year - and shall search out my Collections wherever they may be stored. The said Collections shall be removed to a place of safety and there catalogued with a spectroscope, a horoscope and a telescope, each and every item being divided into lots in a fair and equitable fashion.
And after this has been done, my friends not yet departed shall gather in one place at one time and they shall hold a wake and say lovely and kind things about me until they run out of breath, wit and drink and then they shall divide amongst themselves, by lot, my wonderful Collections, exclaiming the while on the forethought and strength of character shown by the Collector - to wit, me.
I shall be hovering over that very spot until this is done and shall not shuffle off this mortal coil until I am satisfied that my Collections have gone whence they will be appreciated. To avoid the nasty minded profiteer gaining by the goodwill of others, no item or items thus leaving my spiritual grasp shall be made available for sale for five years following the day of my death. So there.
Then all those present shall load their newly-gotten gains into their vehicles and drive away, leaving the car, the house and all the stocks, bonds, cash and other similar worldly trivialities to those who Don't Understand.
This is my wish in the matter and I stipulate that no other of my possessions may be disposed of, sold, devolved or otherwise removed from my home until the above has been arranged and carried through to the letter.
So there!
Regards,
J. Kim Siddorn,
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Kim,
I made it more simpler than that, I've just told the with that if I here the foot fall of a scrapman I will haunt here to her death bed :-))
Martin P

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