putterings       345   <   346   >   347       index

just as good as having gone, as soon. nearby. earby

                                    puttering in the garden,
                              playing chess,
                        sharing a pleasant glass of beer with friends.
                  “Shocks,” admits Ben sheepishly,
            “as soon as you can go, then it’s just as good as having gone!
      nearby 34.537c : medium 6 earby 33.

                              snippet (only), ex 5 Western Hometown Daily Newspapers : Readership study - Issues 1-5 / Hometown Daily Newspapers of the West (1945)

                              snippet only, alas, and all I can find

13 September 2023