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Gold digger guffaws

on April 5, 2013

When a young woman marries a man who is 23 years older than she is, the term ‘gold digger’ tends to fly through country towns such as this one, and sometimes insinuates itself into the gossip of all and sundry.

Ming was conceived on our honeymoon (March 1993) and born a very decent 9 months later (January 1994) but, by this time, I had already been labelled as a gold digger. I wasn’t happy about this but there was nothing I could do about it. Anthony laughed the gossip off, and so did I, eventually.

So imagine my shock when my friend – JL – informed me yesterday that she had recently heard a story from her brother-in-law (who is friends with the bus driver at Anthony’s nursing lodge) about me!

Me: What?
JL: Well the bus driver told N that they sometimes take the men’s group for a visit to a farm that has peacocks.
Me: Yes – it’s a wonderful arrangement because they bring tea and scones and feed the birds and it’s a great way of getting Ants home for a couple of hours.
JL: But the bus driver said that every time they come to the peacock farm, the young lady who owns the farm starts kissing and cuddling one of the residents – a bloke called Anthony – and she is all over him, obviously after his money.
Me: What?
JL: It’s okay, N. told him you were Anthony’s wife.
Me: Oh thank goodness – what must they have all been thinking!

I’m guffawing too much to go out for my daily gold-digging expedition!

86 responses to “Gold digger guffaws

  1. Trisha says:

    Oh my! Too funny. I’m glad N. set them straight!

  2. Rachel's writing blog says:

    Were your ears not burning! Still a source of gossip and you a married woman 🙂 When I got married I had a friend ring me to ask if I was pregnant, another suggested I was after an aussie visa and some of Brian’s friends thought I was after the property lol They were all right 😉

  3. dcwisdom says:

    You gold-digger, you! Bahahaha…too funny! Imagine their shock and awe!

  4. What gets me is often you are called a gold digger when there is little or no gold to dig for……….lol

  5. bulldog says:

    The misgivings of the gossipers… if they would only get their facts straight and then keep their noses clear of evil thoughts…

  6. Susan says:

    ‘A young lady’!! Gotta be happy with that! 🙂

  7. ha ha — now that is a good one young lady

  8. ytaba36 says:

    I’ll be walking down the streets in Venice, chuckling about this. Folks will be convinced I’ve finally flipped. 🙂

  9. Ingrid says:

    That is soooo funny Julie 🙂

  10. Well I just think that it is wonderful that, after 20 years and a chronic illness coming between you, that there is still lots of “Kissing and cuddling” between you.
    Shine on Julie 🙂

  11. bluebee says:

    Hahaha too funny 🙂

  12. Gardengirl says:

    Wow, Julie, not only a gold-digger, but probably a brazen hussy too, with all the PDA! You should really get into the role the next time they come and make a few comments to really confuse the guy! Oh gosh, too funny!

  13. You’ve been caught, by the bus driver of all people! So the bus driver thinks that you’re a hottie, I’d watch him if I were you, lol. The next time they come by, how are you going to greet them with a straight face? I would be laughing my way into an early grave. Hugs Jules!!!

  14. FlaHam says:

    Julie, I loved your post, and have enjoyed the comments even more, yes I would be careful of the bus driver, he is clearly into hot only slightly older chicks. Yes I have seen your pck and you qualify for brazzen hussy, btw PDA = public display of affection, and it is a wonderful thing to behold. All in all this isn’t such a bad way to have one’s reputation stepped on LOL. You might want to consider ways to fan this fire, imagine the fun that could come with it. Take care, Bill

  15. niasunset says:

    This was so funny… Thank you dear Julie, I am still laughing. Have a nice weekend, love, nia

  16. fgassette says:

    FUNNY! People should watch what they say when gossiping, they never know who they are talking too. I bet that driver was embarrassed. Don’t feel awkward, continue to do what you always do. The driver is the one who should feel awkward. Shame on him.


  17. Ha ha, you sure gave them an eyeful. Thanks for the morning chuckle!

  18. Ha! Well the good news is, if people are talking about you, they’re not talking about someone else!

  19. You shameless trollop, you 😉

  20. lucewriter says:

    Sorry, but I’m laughing so hard I don’t know if I can get to work today!!!

  21. Colline says:

    I laughed when I read this. But it is really sad that people make judgments before they even know the full story.

  22. Robyn Lee says:

    oh my goodness – true story?? my laugh therapy for the day! Thank you Julie ~ xo

  23. terry1954 says:

    my how tongues wag!!!! I think this is funny but in a way it is not. gossip is rotten and can cause great pain and grief. Soooooooooooooooo you were found smooching on the resident huh? LOL

  24. Ha! At least they think you look young and pretty enough to be a gold digger 😀 There’s a bright side to everything…

  25. sbcallahan says:

    you are a gold digger and i just wanted a “sugar daddy” hahahahahaha can you believe how little people who talk about others really know? i was in grad school working part-time in chris’s building, someone saw us grabbing a quick kiss and the rumors were i was looking for a “sugar daddy” at first i was outraged, then i started calling him my “big daddy” it still makes me laugh.

    • jmgoyder says:

      Haha! It’s around the same age difference between you guys, right?

      • sbcallahan says:

        yes it is. one day a small boy asked if he was my dad, chris turned around and said “no, i’m here grandfather.” most of the time we just laugh it off but there have been times he seemed annoyed. gotta laugh at this kind of ignorance.

  26. Haha, you should embrace your gold digger title! Obviously you’ve been doing a great job at seducing the old man to trump everyone who doesn’t know!

  27. SnapInTime says:

    Oh this made me laugh!! 🙂 Shame on the gossipers… But how funny too!

  28. Lynda says:

    Oh my goodness that is too funny! Glad to hear the gossiper was sorted out about what is really going on! 😉

  29. Ingrid says:

    That is soooo funny Julie … you mind yourself now … and don’t be chatting up the elderly residents young lady … You hussy you! 🙂

  30. tersiaburger says:

    Imagine being called a “young lady”…. Keep up the good work or the community may find someone Else to gossip about!!

  31. Judith Post says:

    You shameless hussy, I’m shocked! And laughing. This is just TOO amusing! Someday, you need to visit Florida to snag yourself a Q-tip (an old guy with white hair). Then, they might REALLY talk.

  32. victoriaaphotography says:


    Must be especially mystifying if a lot of the male residents noticed – they would all be wondering how they can get in on the ‘action’ with a young lady like yourself.

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