Throwback Thursday: Feb. 8, 2018

Listen to the story ‘bout a man named Jed…

Each week, Langley Advance readers are invited to submit a suggested caption – factual or funny – for the historic Langley picture published on the editorial page.

Submit your caption through story link below. One lucky reader wins a gift certificate from the Cora restaurant on the Langley Bypass.

Click HERE to submit your suggestion.

Last week’s photo, published on Feb. 1, 2018, was from the Langley Centennial Museum.

Last week’s photo was of Harry Herlihy and his mother, in the 1920s, ready for a road trip to California. Harry was a Langley Prairie business owner.

Bob Schwartz was inspired to write our winning entry, a parody of the Beverly Hillbillies theme:

Come’n listen to my story

About a man named Jed,

A poor Brookswood farmer

Barely kept his family fed,

But then one day

He was clear cutting his land,

When up came a developer

Sack of money in his hand.

Condo King…

High density housing…

Mega stores.

Well the first thing you know

Old Jed’s a millionaire,

The better half said

Let’s move away from here,

This place will be unliveable

Just another Willoughby,

So they loaded up their truck

And moved to Beverly.

Hills that is…

Canadian ex-pats…

Hockey stars.

We also had a number of runners up this week.

“What! $1.48 for a liter of gas! That will get us as far as Blaine, Johnny!!” suggested Steve Karolyi.

Calvin McRobbie suggested: “Google maps said Hollywood North?”

“Okay Bobby, remember not to mix up gas fill up with the milk fill up!!” was Mary Young’s entry.

“I know you don’t look excited about it my dear, but I’m taking the pictures so you have to drive to L.A.” suggested S. Shelley.

Contest rules:

Preference is given to Langley residents. Entrants must be 19 or older. The winner will be selected by a random draw of all entries. The contest is not open to employees of the Langley Advance nor Black Press.

Winner will be notified by email and must pick up the prize as offered at the Langley Advance office, 6375 202nd Street.

The Langley Advance reserves the right to reject entries deemed unsuitable, libelous or otherwise objectionable. Please keep entries suitable for a family newspaper.

 

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