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Old 12-09-2010, 07:49 PM   #31
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Originally Posted by taxlady View Post
My mum used to call us with a bell.
My grandmother did the same thing. It was a huge bell on a post behind the kitchen door. We could hear it for miles.

Of course, there is the family joke about about her sister who told grandma, "I need to call my children for dinner." She walked to the back porch and shouted, "Clean up and get in the car, kids!" Grandma was scandalized, but the rest of us thought it was hysterical.

A little bit Ginger. A little bit Mary Ann.
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Old 12-11-2010, 05:26 PM   #32
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When I was a kid, I used to hear "Essen Kommen!".

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