That is Priceless by Steve Melcher for September 07, 2023

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    Solstice*1947  9 months ago

    /// She’s The Fisherman’s Wife. Not too bright.

    She’s been up mending nets through the night.

    Her umbrella inspired

    her to know what’s required.

    Close all holes, so the net’s water-tight.

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    BE THIS GUY  9 months ago

    My original post in 2019:

    It was the busy time of the year for Margaret; Wimbledon was going to start in a couple weeks.

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    BE THIS GUY  9 months ago

    As the fisherman’s wife mended the nets, she dreamed of a house in the mountains — far above sea level.

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    rmremail  9 months ago

    She’s young – the sea air & sun ages you fast. By the time she hits 20, she’s going look 40

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    Say What Now‽ Premium Member 9 months ago

    She was told she would have to net a man before it’s too late.

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    Bilan  9 months ago

    Darn. I keep forgetting, it is knit one, purl two or …

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    Ubintold  9 months ago

    Annette is always in need of mending.

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    P51Strega  9 months ago

    Annette is starting to regret naming their kids Rod and Baitty.

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    jbrobo Premium Member 9 months ago

    Mary poppins just couldn’t bring herself to open her umbrella today.

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    blackman2732  9 months ago

    She sat outside of their bedroom in a stunned silence. When her husband said he needed to “polish his rod,” she didn’t think he meant their next door neighbor, Rodrick.

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    Egrayjames  9 months ago

    My comment back then: There she sits, every morning, five days a week, staring at the telly, waiting for her favorite show, The Price is Right……….Priceless!!!!!!!!!!

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    Pocosdad  9 months ago

    “I thought that he said that he had a C-level position.”

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    Buzzworld  9 months ago

    An umbrella, a meatball, and that’s how miniature golf was invented.

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    Reader  9 months ago

    Steve, you made me laugh out loud for real.

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    mac04416  9 months ago

    Well, he thought she was a good catch.

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    Call me Ishmael  9 months ago

    If you have not knitted a net/

    Let me tell you it isn’t “no sweat “./

    When a net of this size/

    Lies athwart your thin thighs/

    It’s rough- and it’s worse when it’s wet .

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    jdculhane46  9 months ago

    Waiting to tell Dad about the “little scratch” on his Porsche

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    MS72  9 months ago

    Bening or Funicello?

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    phritzg Premium Member 9 months ago

    Annette’s last name was Singer, and her husband would fondly refer to her as his sewing machine.

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    Blaidd Drwg Premium Member 9 months ago

    While her husband worked on his novella, She fooled around with another fella, Though she was no Emma Peel, She showed so much zeal, That John Steed forgot his umbrella.

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    aerotica69  9 months ago

    Before the telephone came around one did not call the midwife, one was forced to visit the midwife.

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    wincoach Premium Member 9 months ago

    Following the success of shows like The Biggest Catch, and The Real Housewives, The Real Housewives of the Biggest Catch just wasn’t as exciting.

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    Rev Phnk Ey  9 months ago

    Would you please get that disgusting snail out of here.

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    KEA  9 months ago

    more coincidence than irony, actually

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    Calvins Brother  9 months ago

    “Another day, another shirt to mend. And to think I coulda been selling seashells by the seashore.”

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    Csaw Backnforth  9 months ago

    The fisherman’s wife was needy, and truthfully – a bit greedy. She sat by her door, always wishing for more, than a net that smelled sea-weedy.

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    The Wolf In Your Midst  9 months ago

    Annette Poppins, grateful that at least she’s not stuck in a boring nanny job like her sister Mary.

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    anomaly  9 months ago

    Meanwhile, her husband is out there working without Annette.

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    mabrndt Premium Member 9 months ago

    The fisherman’s wife

    Paste (including the quote marks) 

    "Category:Charles Edward Wilson" Wikimedia 

    (syntax supported by the Google, Yahoo, Bing, DuckDuckGo, Ecosia, and Yandex search engines) in the browser address bar (or search for it using one of those search engines) and choose the first Category: found, and once there find the text string wife, and click its link for info and links that point to more info about this roughly B3 paper size painting.


    Again, a larger strip image is shown by merely clicking the image in Mr. Melcher’s THROWBACK THURSDAY: MASTERPIECE #2269 (8/21/19) (September 6, 2023) blog entry, accessible by the Check out the blog! box after the last comment. I have added a comment there (awaiting Mr. Melcher’s approval) pointing to info about this artist I used to point to here. So far, only work this artist used here (2 times total, including this Throwback Thursday repeat), the August 21, 2019, strip being its first use.

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    T...  9 months ago

    Some of the nicest professional women I know are named Annette, and they ain’t fisherman’s wives…

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    d1234dick Premium Member 9 months ago

    paula wondered if she could find a man that resembled the umbrella..

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    Free Radical  9 months ago

    Farmer’s wife reflecting on the irony of being named Adelle

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    mshaw Premium Member 9 months ago

    “The Fisherman’s Wife,” 1904

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    Running Buffalo Premium Member 9 months ago

    My original post …

    Hmmm. It worked. Now what is the next step when I’m “catfishing”?

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    Jeffin Premium Member 9 months ago

    I always work without Annette.

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    Funny_Ha_Ha  9 months ago

    Blanch was to embarrassed to pick up the meatball with her toes while being watched so she desperately counted for the five seconds she had to pick it up legally.

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    Call me Ishmael  9 months ago

    For Friday:The chances are rather remote/

    that the girl in the back of the boat/

    Will be able to row/

    For a decade or so-/

    When she’ll still be too young to vote..

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    Call me Ishmael  9 months ago

    Assuming we ALL stay afloat/

    Til she is old enough to vote/

    I will be quite astounded/

    That we’ve somehow rebounded/

    Though that won’t be a reason to gloat…

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