Tuesday, 16 December 2008

Ribena ben Moses

A few years ago, some ex-students of my step-dad (Frank) sponsored a pig for him as a gift.

The pigs name was Moses. I never heard about Moses until, by chance I was around on the day that Frank received a letter from the farm that looked after his pig saying something to the effect of "We are sorry to inform you that Moses has been very ill recently and had to be put down. However, in Moses' place you will now be sponsoring his son, Ribena." and there was a photo of Ribena enclosed.

Offhandedly, my mum exclaimed "ah, Ribena ben Moses!". For some reason, that phrase has remained lodged in my head since late 2004.

Incidentally, the word "ben" is Hebrew, it means "son of".

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