Saturday

This little African picture sewn up with scrap cloth (my mom was the artist) was the cover for my book bag for the first year I went to school.  I’m taking it back to Seattle to frame it or to use as a pillow cover.  And doesn’t the Cape Gooseberry jam look yummy?  The big jar of Marmite might not appeal to everyone.  It’s similar to the Vegimite in the sandwich that Men At Work sing of in their 1982 song Down Under :

Buying bread from a man in Brussels
He was six-foot-four and full of muscles
I said, “Do you speak-a my language?”
He just smiled and gave me a Vegemite sandwich
And he said,
“I come from a land down under
Where beer does flow and men chunder
Can’t you hear, can’t you hear the thunder?
You better run, you better take cover.”

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