Wednesday, 27 May 2009

Oor Wullie

When I was a kid we used to receive the Scottish Sunday Post every week from Granny Muir in Glasgow and I was an avid reader of the comic strips therein : "Oor Wullie" and "The Broons".


"Oor Wullie", drawn by the great Dudley D. Watkins, was avidly devoured in weekly format and also the Christmas Annuals were a major highlight. Wullie used to sit on a bucket and have a gang comprising Wee Eck, Fat Boab and Soapy Soutar.

Spookily I still have a Scottish Uncle Wullie who once worked alongside Billy Connolly when he was a welder in the Clyde shipyards. Many years ago he retired and moved out from Glasgow to Troon on the West coast.


His lady friend lives in Essex and Mrs Rine recently asked me why he doesn't move down there.
"Is it inertia?", she asked.
"Yes. that's where Troon is", I replied.

15 comments:

Dave said...

It is a long way to Essex.

Vicus Scurra said...

Did he move there in the hope that, one day, he would be able to use that response? I hope so.

Rog said...

Dave: 600 miles and about 45 years.

Vicus: He did think about moving to Dublin but realised that was in Eire.

KAZ said...

...and did the long suffering Mrs Rine give you a slap?

Richard said...

Jings, crivens and help ma boab.

Christopher Campbell-Howes said...

So it was your Uncle Wullie who said to the man standing with his back to the fire "Is that yer Ayrshire bacon?"

Rog said...

Kaz: How did you guess?

Richard: Awa ye wee scunner!

Rog said...

Christopher: Badoom! .... and indeed Tish!

Christopher Campbell-Howes said...

Tush, mon, tush.

Geoff said...

What, no links to Troon's famous golf course?

Rog said...

Christopher: Thanks for alerting me to your tush.

Geoff: Do you know I've only just got the "links" thing! I didn't have you down as a checked trousers sort of chap!!

Rog said...

Geoff : ... although "check trousers" is probably your watchword before you leave for the station in the morning.

Rog said...

This is a great way of improving the number of comments, isn't it? Anyone been to Farnborough Ayrshire?

Geoff said...

Bless you!

I haven't played a round for 25 years. You never lose it, though. Unless, of course, you drive into the rough.

Rog said...

Geoff: Putting all that aside, there's still a fairway to go.