THE Poverty Tin

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Re: THE Poverty Tin

Post by Bob Pacey » Thu Jun 05, 2014 4:36 pm

Is that not the joke Terry

Husband says Darling when I die will you sell all my stuff straight away.


I reckon I might Says the wife.


Good say the husband because I would hate to think of some old bastard using my stuff.

Wife says

What makes you think I would marry another old bastard dear.
The purpose in life is to have fun.
After you grasp that everything else seems insignificant !!!

warooa

Re: THE Poverty Tin

Post by warooa » Thu Jun 05, 2014 7:20 pm

Good story Terry, had me intrigued. I, for one, would be very interested in your "junk" and the stories that it holds.

Why did they call it a Poverty Tin?

Marty

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Re: THE Poverty Tin

Post by Terry » Thu Jun 05, 2014 8:52 pm

Thanks Maureen,

Interestingly enough that was my original idea; a book of short stories with the odd poem.
The theory being that more people may enjoy the stories and after all we all know poetry doesn't appeal big-time to the general public.

I have considered attaching a suitable photo with these yarns but don't know how.

As for allowing stories to be published, I've always believed that both stories and poetry are meant to be shared.

Cheers Terry

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Re: THE Poverty Tin

Post by Terry » Thu Jun 05, 2014 9:12 pm

Hi Bob

I've heard variations of that saying mate - no doubt true in many cases as well.

Terry

G/day Marty

A lot of old timers had what they called a Poverty Tin (or Box) in various forms hence the name of this yarn; I guess a writer should always remember a reader may wonder what the hell he's talking about?

I've found a couple of others as well.

I would guess that this ones owner was doing a bit of Dryblowing and the small nuggets were probably a few of the bigger pieces he was finding; a lot of dryblown gold is often small. He'd sell of the small stuff and perhaps even the odd bigger one if he got lucky and found one; I could tell you some great yarns passed on to me over the years by old timers I've known.

I have a photo of this poverty tin somewhere but like the tin I'd need to find it - no mean task.

Cheers Terry

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Re: THE Poverty Tin

Post by Bob Pacey » Fri Jun 06, 2014 8:29 am

Perhaps an insurance policy if things got really bad Terry ?


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Re: THE Poverty Tin

Post by Terry » Fri Jun 06, 2014 12:46 pm

Hi Bob

That's what most kept them for.
They'd be praying things never got that crook but if they did, they'd have the old poverty tin as a last resort.

Terry

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