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11. Posted by chayisun (Budding Member 163 posts) 9y Star this if you like it!

Thank you, Brendan. I appreciate that.

12. Posted by Isadora (Travel Guru 13926 posts) 9y Star this if you like it!

Quoting chayisun


I'm Gonna SUE!!!!! YEA!!! That's Plagerism...plaggerisum.....Plagarism....Anyway, I'm gonna SUE!!! That's MY story!!! See, My Uncle Benny, he was ON the original ship along with Capt. Laughton and he left the story to be past on to our family....He also brought home to Canada a kangaroo....AND he also brought home a boomerang! That's how he caught his wife, Nellie....

Sorry - there will be no SUEing. Besides, Sue is out on the golf course with the girls and just made a birdie. She'll be home in time for lunch then it's a trip to the mall.

Is it true that your Uncle Benny's second cousin four times removed was dropped off in San Jose? The Chayisun name is a well-known one in the restaurant business around that area. It seems they got their start by selling "roo on a stick" to the miners during the California gold rush. I believe there are franchises in Sydney, Melbourne, Perth and Adelaide too. It's amazing what a little rehabilitation can do. Give a man a kangaroo and he has food for a month and booming restaurant business.


I agree with Brenda(n) - it's a great story. I really wanted to reply to the guy on Yahoo but he'd closed the question already. (Wonder what he'd think of the Boston Tea Party... Had we not "uninvited" the Brits to tea they wouldn't have discovered Australia and your Uncle may never have caught Nellie...)

13. Posted by chayisun (Budding Member 163 posts) 9y Star this if you like it!

Actually, that's true..Sue was out on the golf course, got a birdie and we are having said birdie for lunch...Steamed sea gull with asparagus and a cheese sauce, followed by a nice glass of port...

As for my Uncle Benny, he had the kangaroo stuffed and it was passed down from family members to family members and we, unfortunately, now have it.

Needless to say, Sue is not thrilled with having a stuffed kangaroo in our living room but it is a good conversation piece.

It is also a lamp.

As for California, yes, my family was there during the California Gold Rush, as was Sue's. Her Great, Great Uncle, Yung Won Lung Low, known as Charlie, had the laundry business there and owned the saloon. He also owned the only restaurant that served 'roo on a stick, with lichee nuts and rice. It was a very popular dish...As was Ruby, the "entertainer" who was a magician who made the miner's money vanish..

"Charlie" became very rich, moved to Canada and sold 'fridges to the Eskimos....

As for the Boston Tea Party, guess who was responsible for cleaning up the harbour....Yep..My Great Uncle Irving......See, he visiting Boston.....

14. Posted by Isadora (Travel Guru 13926 posts) 9y Star this if you like it!

Oooohhhh, the sea gull sounds delicious. Do you think that recipe will work with rock dove? We have a silo full of them.

If Sue ever wants to "divest" herself of the kangaroo lamp, I have the perfect spot for it. I know, we're not family but we could be your uncle's cousin's (10th removed) brother-in-law's sister's long lost love children which you just happen to meet on an online travel-related website... Just a thought... We like kanga lamps... It will look good next to the lava lamp that now sits there like a blob because the heating element burned out around 1972.

I know of Charlie! He moved from California to Minneapolis and opened Charlie's restaurant! They used to serve Roast of Roo and some killer frog legs. Big frog legs. The size children or small women. (Sorry, got stuck in a Club Paradise dialogue...) Sadly, Charlie's closed down several years ago because Minnesota banned Roasted Roo. Seems it was almost impossible to import roo into the state so the chef sent the bus boys to go "visit" the local zoo. Enough said. Oh, and they served white fish plugs as scallops which were not really scallops. I can also see why he ended up selling fridges. Eskimos like white fish and need somewhere to keep their fish cold as scallops aren't native to Canada. Eskimos on the other hand...

Didn't Ruby hook up with Lilly St. Cyr and do the saloon circuit for awhile?

15. Posted by chayisun (Budding Member 163 posts) 9y Star this if you like it!

I would hope that rock dove would be better than sea gull. Sea gull tastes a bit fishy, well, VERY fishy, and it's really difficult to remove the bill. 'Course, the bill CAN be used to pick one's teeth after eating....As for the rock doves, I would think you should remove the rocks before cooking.

The kangaroo lamp is unique. The bulbs are in the eye sockets and the pouch is used to store books. The 'Roo tail is stuck into the electrical outlet and the sparks are a great conversation subject when we have guests. We don't have many guests, anymore, since we started to serve sea gull...Don't know why.....

As for Ruby, no, she didn't tour with Lilly St. Cyr. She moved to Nigeria and opened up a business that located people who had large sums of money in foreign bank accounts. Perhaps you have received letters from her company.

Anyway, after Nigeria, she joined the navy and and met the Village People. She actually wrote that famous song they recorded..."In the Navy"...made a fortune, retired to France and opened a vineyard.......Sadly, while stomping the grapes, she slipped and fell and drowned in the grape juice.....They pulled her out seven times but, unfortunately, she was enjoying herself so much she refused to be rescued an eighth time.

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