No, it’s not exactly a ribbon cutting event, but…
Each week Rochelle Wisoff-Fields posts a pic to write a 100 word story about. This week’s photo is:
A Slice of Type
Gertie, why are we saving that old typewriter? It’s a dust collector.
Why, Morris? Because it’s a collector’s item.
Collector-shmector. The keys are bent, there’s no ribbon and the slide is broken.
So nu, Morris? You can’t bend over to tie your shoes. What do you expect from an old typewriter?
No collector is gonna want this piece of chazerai.
And when I’m gone, Morris, what’s going to become of you? Are we going to throw you in the trash heap?
No, Gertie, “we” isn’t gonna throw “me” anywhere. Because you, Gertie, will be gone – along with that typewriter.
chazerai: Yiddish for junk.
You’ve got marriage down to a tee! Fun dialogue.
Not me. I just observe.
Gertie and Morris work hard at it – or hardly work at it. I’m not really sure.
We’re all destined for the scrapheap eventually, there’s no escaping it.
Your optimism is overwhelming.
Married bliss, you just can’t beat it.
Yes, you can.
Chazarei is such a great word! One of my mother’s favorites when referring to just about anything in my room. 😀 Love the dialogue…feels like mishpocha to me.
Shalom and azai gesundt back atcha.
“Chazerai” was much nicer than what my family called some of wat I owned – which was “drek!”
Yeah, well, my family used that word, too..my dad anyway…he had a few other choice Yiddish words as well. 😉
Those two sure have fun together. She should see if he will throw out a piece of his junk in trade for her throwing her pride and joy out. If not, that settles it!
Nice idea for sane people.
But when they negotiate like that, things only tend to escalate.
I don’t think I want to be around to hear it.
No winners here, but it gives them something to talk about 🙂
Oh, I think they find a lot of things to talk about.
In fact, I don’t think they ever stop… talking!
I can see they are a perfect match! Love this, Randy
A match, yes.
Perfect… ho boy!
Gertie says hi, by the way.
Very amusing, I really enjoyed their to and froing
It’s mostly to, very little fro.
Love the dialogue. Funny how old people bicker like that, but then miss the other like crazy when one is no longer there!
Gertie says, “Who says I’m old! And who says I’ll miss him! Listen, Clare, don’t start with me…”
Hahahaha. Boy, are you in for it!
Oops! Sorry Gertie!
She says that she accepts your apology.
Ooh, sparks are flying, but in a “comfortable” way 🙂
I’d still stay out of the area if I were you.
sense of humor can make a marriage works. 🙂
work or wreck.
Chazerai! I like that. Yiddish is a fun language. I love when Yiddish words are sprinkled into English.
I don’t think Morris or Gertie are going anywhere. Either is that typewriter.
I wouldn’t bet either way.
Harsh final line haha. Great play between the characters.
You ought to hear them when they really have a fight!
Thanks for stopping by. Just duck when Gertie throws something.
I’m starting to love and look forward to your pieces on Gertie and Morris. 🙂
That makes my heart kvell.
Gertie asked if you’d like to come over for some tea and Matzoh brie.
You sound very nice.
Thank you, but I have to let you know I prefer coffee.
Your stories make me laugh, and you sound nice too.
Charming, I enjoyed this snippet of conversation.
Morris wants to know if you think Gertie’s charming, If you would consider taking her off of his hands for a while.
Morris and Gertie love each other really, they have just run out worthwhile conversation.
Oh, they never run out of conversation – if that’s what you call it.
Oh, you said worthwhile conversation. That’s completely different.
I am sifting through my mother’s “treasures”…. and it’s hearbreaking to see what she kept (actually her typewriter might be worth keeping)
Gertie says she thinks she likes you.
There’s nothing like the banter between a husband and wife. Funny dialogue.
At the moment it’s banter, It can soon turn into a full blown battle with the two of them And then, watch out!
Ha! Well these two certainly know each other well! Great dialogue and terrific pace
Morris says he wishes he knew Gertie just a little less well.