Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Mama and the sheet music

Edna: Margie, do you remember in Mama's will how she specifically left her vanity table to me? You know, the one she'd had since she was a young girl?

Margie: Edna, I certainly do know about Mama's vanity table. She always loved it so. I also know how you twisted her arm so you could get it.

Edna: Do you want to hear why I brought this up or not, sister? Because I certainly don't have to tell you about what I found if you're going to be snippy.

Margie: Tell it, Edna. What did you find? Money?

Edna: Trust me, if it had been money, I wouldn't be telling you about it. No, it was sheet music! I dropped my earring on the floor this morning, and when I was picking it up I noticed some papers sticking out of the back of the drawer. My lands, I was so surprised that I pulled them right out to see what they were. There were several pieces of sheet music and a note to me. Mercy, you'll never believe what that note said.

Margie: Edna, if it said for you to sing then I'm leaving now. You sound like Ernest Tubb with a bucket over his head when you try to sing.

Edna: I swear, you could try the patience of a saint! The note was from Mama to me, and it said that she had an embarrassing secret from her younger days, and it had to do with this music. She said that when she was younger, she fell in with a fast crowd of musicians, and that she was the belle of the group. And some of them were so inspired by her that they wrote some music about her. My lands, I doubt Daddy knew about this, some of this music is downright scandalous!

Margie: Lawsy me, Edna! No, Daddy surely didn't know. You best hide that note and music lest it fall into the wrong hands. I won't have people talking about my mama. You got that? This is private business.

But Mama didn't even go to college!

Mama was definitely sweet to us girls and Daddy...

"Eve wasn't modest till she ate that apple; We'll have to pass the apples again"
Edna: Oh no, Mama was a hussy just like Margie!


gLoR!e said...

it's remarkable and memorable note!:) must be treasured!:)

hi to both of you, my pc is back and free from pop-up and thankful to get back on blogging and ec drops..hope to see you later!:)

Lidian said...

Goodness me, the stories your mother could have told!

She was a beauty indeed.

Margie and Edna said...

Margie: glorie, it is wonderful to see you back. We have missed you! Thanks for stopping by.

Lidian, thank you. Mama was a beauty. I look a lot like her but poor Edna took after Daddy's side of the family. Have you ever seen Edna's nose??

Margie and Edna said...

Edna: Better to have an ugly nose than an ugly spirit, you harpy!

glor!e and Lidian, thank you for dropping by the basement, it's lovely to see you both.

Cactus Jack Splash said...

I really love this blog, it is always so entertaining

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