Mary Ripper

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Mary Ripper

Postby paperboy » Wed Mar 08, 2017 9:04 am

As many of you will know - my Mum, Mary Ripper (she'll be 95 years of age in May 2017), still lives independently in Bermondsey. Here's our latest anecdote of this indomitable lady.

She was out shopping down the Blue a week or two back and popped into Thorogoods (furniture, carpets etc). There she spotted a roll of lino she fancied. It was an offcut and she negotiated the price down to £3! Before they changed their mind she got them to put it on top of her shopping trolley, secured by the bungees she keeps in the trolley, apparently for just such eventualities so that she could transport it home. I bet that was a sight, this little old lady wheeling a roll of lino down Southwark Park Road.

Anyway, she told me this on the phone and I asked her what she was going to do with the lino and she said she was about to replace the lino in her bathroom and the lino she'd just bought matched the tiles she'd just put up.

"What tiles, you've just put up?" I asked. She told me that some of the wall tiles had fallen off and she'd got Billy to put them back. Being dissatisfied with his handiwork she took the tiles off and started the job again, re-tiling a half wall in the bathroom!
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Re: Mary Ripper

Postby bermondseyboy » Wed Mar 08, 2017 3:31 pm

paperboy wrote:As many of you will know - my Mum, Mary Ripper (she'll be 95 years of age in May 2017), still lives independently in Bermondsey. Here's our latest anecdote in this indomitable lady.

She was out shopping down the Blue a week or two back and popped into Thorogoods (furniture, carpets etc). There she spotted a roll of lino she fancied. It was an offcut and she negotiated the price down to £3! Before they changed their mind she got them to put it on top of her shopping trolley, secured by the bungees she keeps in the trolley, apparently for just such eventualities so that she could transport it home. I bet that was a sight, this little old lady wheeling a roll of lino down Southwark Park Road.

Anyway, she told me this on the phone and I asked her what she was going to do with the lino and she said she was about to replace the lino in her bathroom and the lino she'd just bought matched the tiles she'd just put up.

"What tiles, you've just put up?" I asked. She told me that some of the wall tiles had fallen off and she'd got Billy to put them back. Being dissatisfied with his handiwork she took the tiles off and started the job again, re-tiling a half wall in the bathroom!


Hi Ken
Is she looking for a job? ;)
I need some Plumbing and tilling done?
What a great character, not many of these left.
I'm betting she has some great stories to tell.

Steve.

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Re: Mary Ripper

Postby kiwi » Wed Mar 08, 2017 8:23 pm

What a Ripper of a lady Mary is, independent, definitely not off her Trolley and likes a night-out on the Tiles.
Happy birthday in May Mrs Ripper and I hope you have many more. :)


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