DEMONSTRATING that you're never too old for sport, the Scottish Masters over-80s squash final was held at Bridge of Allan Sports Club, where Alex Hamilton prevailed over his regular playing partner Andy Jack.
The spectators were much amused when ref Ian Graydon called out: "Stroke to Jack", the normal call when a player is obstructed, and Andy asked if the ref could change his wording as he was feeling perfectly well.
And after losing the close game Andy remarked that he had to get back to the care home anyway before they locked the doors.
OUR recent car showroom story reminds a Bearsden reader of strolling around a showroom when he heard a little boy excitedly asking his dad if they could have a big flash sports car, and his father patiently explaining that he would have to work an awful lot of overtime to afford it, and that would mean him being away from home, mummy and the boys, a lot of the time if he did so.
"Can we get it then?" the little one asked.
An ice idea
MAIN interest for the boulevardiers of Glasgow's West End just now is the forthcoming opening of a Nardini's cafe in Glasgow's Byres Road as an art deco outpost of the famous cafe in Largs.
As locals try to peer inside the papered-over windows some have wondered if Nardini's will have West End versions of well known ice creams and desserts.
Suggestions already made include Partick Roll, Pineapple Upside-Dowanhill Cake, Creme Broomhillee, and the inspired Jordanhillabub.
Cool for Katz
HECKLERS continued. Neil Scott in Edinburgh tells us: "I was at a Battlefield Band concert in Glasgow when every now and then, an obviously-drunk heckler would shout to band member Mike Katz, who supports a magnificent beard of biblical proportions, 'Get a shave!'
"Finally Mike strolled up to the microphone and said, 'Somewhere tonight a village has lost its idiot'. Needless to say the crowd went wild."
IT'S still a daily task to dodge the folk trying to sign you up for charities as they prowl the pedestrian precinct near the Concert Hall in Glasgow. A reader tells us about one such worker who threw her arms wide and asked a passing father with his small boy if he would "like to save a child today".
He merely pointed to his son and told her: "You can start wi' him. Good luck hen!" and carried on walking.
Taking a pounding
TODAY'S comment on the plight of Rangers FC. Tony Boyle in Glasgow tells us: "Police say a missile was thrown at the referee at the Rangers match on Saturday, believed to be a pound coin. They don't know if it's an assault or a takeover bid."
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