Newsletter August, 2015

Dear fellow Veteran,
As you will be well aware our website has not been running properly since the May 2015 Newsletter. I won’t bore you with the details of why this is so, but suffice to say that every effort is being made to get it back in proper order. Until then I hope to keep you posted by email on what ’s been happening in the VSMA world.

New Members

Nigel Galvin from Grangemouth and Rab MacDonald from Lasswade.  Details of these two will be found on the website in due course.

I have been asked to publicise the 50th anniversary of the Fintry Hill Climb on 15th/16th August details of which can be had at A few of our members I’m sure will be competing there!

The other hill climb in which VSMA will again be involved in is the Bo’ness Hill Climb Revival. This is being held on Saturday/Sunday 5th/6th September. A number of our members will be competing and we will be manning a refreshment tent near the finish of the hill as usual. Bob Baillie will be in charge of the tent and he is looking for a few additional helpers on either day. If you think you could give him a hand please call him at 01290 550696 (Home) or 07721 755917 (Mob).

I couldn’t close without an amusing anecdote which landed on my laptop recently……… it’s what I might call a highly intellectual joke!!

The Deaf Mafia Bookkeeper

A Mafia Godfather finds out that his bookkeeper, Guido, has cheated him out of $10,000,000.00. His bookkeeper is deaf but that was the reason he got the job in the first place. It was assumed that Guido would hear nothing and would therefore never have to testify in court.

When the Godfather goes to confront Guido about the missing $10 million, he takes along his lawyer, who knows sign language. The Godfather tells the lawyer, “Ask him where the money is.” The lawyer, using sign language, asks Guido, “Where’s the money?” Guido signs back, “I don’t know what you are talking about.”

The lawyer tells the Godfather, “He says he doesn’t know what you are talking about.” The Godfather pulls out a pistol, puts it to Guido’s head and says, “Ask him again or I’ll kill him!” The lawyer signs to Guido, “He’ll kill you if you don’t tell him.”

Guido trembles and signs back, “OK! You win! The money is in a brown briefcase, buried behind the shed at my cousin Bruno’s house.”

The Godfather asks the lawyer, “What did he say?” The lawyer replies, “He says you don’t have the balls to pull the trigger.”

Don’t you just love lawyers?

Yours aye

Stuart Parker

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