“Bird With Metal Beak Bores Holes in Giant Rock” was the caption in the Flintstones Bedrock Daily News. “Jeepers,” Wilma said, “What a Big Beak He Had!”
“You said it!” Fred added “And, he drilled some perfect circles too!”
Well, the Rubbles were coming for dinner and Wilma couldn’t wait to show Betty the picture from the Rock newspaper. Betty asked later “How did a bird get a metal beak?” Barney laughed and said “Hey Fred, Betty wants to know about the bird’s beak.”
“Well” Fred fired back “All that bird eats is Iron Ore.”
Hurrying up the alley, they ran faster while Mother screamed “Children, run, run!” She knew full well that not making it meant the end for sure. Holding the banner, she waved her hands so they would run faster and faster. If they didn’t make it to the street, they would be “mincemeat” as their adversaries had loudly taunted.
Millie cried but didn’t slow down – even for a second as the bravest of the lot, Norma Jean, shouted back to them – “Go away!”
Having caught them, the marauders shouted “We capture your flag!”
Mother had scurried ahead unnoticed “Not so quick!”
The Washington Island Ferryboat was a lucrative business for its skipper. For years, people had vacationed on the island, but the only way to get there was by a 30-minute jaunt to “fun-in-the-sun at forty dollars a pop” snickered the Commodore, “Cha-Ching!”
Melinda and Roy were making their twentieth trip to their favorite hidey-hole. Each time, she brought the captain fruit pudding – spending many hours toiling over it. The captain never thanked her, but this year she had a surprise.