Margie: Cousin T, thank you so much for staying with me while Edna is gone. I get a little scared after dark.
Cousin T: (nodding and smiling)
Now, Edna did want me to give you the house rules because you'll be sleeping in her bedroom. I know it's a little fancy for you but just make do. Let me read the rules.
Cousin T: (Still nodding, the smile gives way)
First, Edna writes, "That boy can use my bedroom, but he'd best not leave boot prints all over my chenille bedspread. And you tell him there will be heck to pay if I find he's tracked sawdust into my bedroom."
Cousin T: (Eyes narrowing)
Second, never leave the toilet seat up, since Margie doesn't wear her glasses to go to the bathroom and she might get stuck if she doesn't look before sitting down.
Cousin T: (Eyes widen)
Here are the other rules:
Clean out the tub if you shower.
Cousin T: (Eyebrow goes up)
No leaving empty beer cans on the porch railing.
Cousin T: (Another follows)
No cussin', spittin', scratchin', or belchin'.
Cousin T: (Head tilts forward)
Edna: I don't want to come back and learn that he's been using my garter belts as tool belts. He best stay out of my chifferobe too.
Cousin T: (Audible noise from the throat)
Margie: Never fear, Cousin T. Edna isn't here so make yourself to home. What Edna doesn't know won't hurt us. Want some special tea now?
Cousin T bolts for the kitchen.
Monday, June 30, 2008
Friday, June 27, 2008
Margie here. So many people have asked me what Edna, my sister, is really like so I'm here to tell you. I have a pitcher of Special Tea and Edna has gone to old Biddy's so I can do as I please.
The first thing I did was dig the Miami Herald out of the garbage. I saw Edna reading it and marking attractions she'd like to visit. Lord a mercy! I had to cover my eyes several times. Edna is shameless.
I'm ashamed to say my sister first went to this section called Voyeur. Heavens above! She has circled where it says, "400+ Nightclubs." I know Edna well enough to know she'll try to visit as many of them as she can. Edna is a hussy.
My stars! Would you look at these shops she's circled? She'll go down there and spend every dime she's got. She doesn't care that her sister is sitting here and can barely afford to cook a pot of beans! Edna is selfish.
Finally, I see Edna has circled all the beaches. I suppose she thinks everybody has a great interest in seeing her old wrinkled tushie spread out all over the place. Edna in a bathing suit is a sight best left unseen. Edna is an idiot!
I can't take anymore. The thought of my sister cavorting in Miami is enough to make me barf. I'm going to Bailey's and get a smooth drink to coat my churning stomach.
Edna is on her own.
Thursday, June 26, 2008
Edna: Margie, do you remember that letter from Aunt Biddy that I got a couple weeks ago?
Margie: Edna, I am not interested in any old letter from Biddy. You know Daddy was ashamed to say she was his sister. She is a hooligan.
Edna: You're just saying that because you know she never did like you. It's just as well, really. I gave her a call, and she invited me down to Florida to visit her. You know she lives in Miami Beach now. She told me to tell you that you're not invited.
Margie: Edna, if you go see that crazy Biddy then don't you think you'll be coming back here to live. I'll not have it! Do you hear me? This is the end of the line.
The very idea! Where's my Special Tea? Go on, Edna. Good riddance I say. Don't let the door hit you on your way out!
Edna: Calm down, Margie, you're going to bust a blood vessel with all that shouting! Now, you know you wouldn't have any fun down in Florida anyway, you always complain about the bugs and the heat. And just you try and keep me from coming home again; maybe I'll have so much fun in Florida I won't want to come back.
Aunt Biddy told me she'd send her youngest girl to come get me and drive me down to Miami Beach on the Biddy bus. You remember her girl, Itty-Biddy, don't you?
Margie: Holy Smokes! Lawsy mercy. Itty is a scary sight, Edna. If that's the kind of company you want to keep then you go right ahead. You're taking your life in your hands if you get in that Biddy bus!
Mark my words, Edna, no good can come from this trip. Well, unless you decide to stay. You best look out for Biddy's boys too. Hoodlums.
Edna: Margie, you'd better get ready for me to be gone, Itty-Biddy will be here tomorrow and I'm going to be on that Biddy Bus when it leaves town. Oh, I'm going to have such fun down in Florida. You behave while I'm gone, you hear?
Margie: If something happens to me while you're gone, Edna, try not to feel guilty. Goodbye Edna.
*photo courtesy of Photobucket
Wednesday, June 25, 2008
Edna: Margie, take a look-see at this blog, it's the funniest thing I've seen in a long time! These two sisters write about their life and their relationship as sisters--my lands, that reminds me of another blog I know...
Margie: Edna, they remind me of us when we were their ages. I just wish you were as funny as they are, I guess it's hard to be funny when you're a shameless hussy.
Edna: Could you stop insulting me for once and pay attention? I love these two gals and their take on sisterhood, and on life in general. Do you think they know how funny they are?
Margie: I certainly hope they know how funny they are. We surely know how funny we are.
Edna, why do you think they seem to get along better than we do?
Edna: I'm going to guess it's because they actually like each other. I just tolerate you, you old shrew.
Margie: Edna, thank goodness you're leaving on vacation. If you weren't, you'd be dead as soon as I could find my poison.
Edna: I'm going to ignore you Margie, since I am a classy lady. I'm just going to tell our readers to go over and check out the antics of SalGal and KK at their blog. They always make me smile, especially on the days that I have to deal with you at your most ornery.
Tuesday, June 24, 2008
Margie and Edna are pleased to announce an exclusive interview with Jennie Sword. Jennie is known quite fondly to "Jericho" fans as "Townie Jennie," an extra on the CBS series. She was kind enough recently to sit down and answer questions from two nosy old ladies. Thank you, Jennie!
Edna: Jennie dear, you remind me so much of someone who lives here in Jericho, although we haven't seen much of her lately. There was this quiet young lady, very sweet, who used to wander around town—you usually saw her in crowds and such. You two look an awful lot alike, you wouldn't happen to be related to her, would you?
Jennie: You must be talking about my cousin Jessie! Yeah, my grandmother always said we look alike. I hope she's well. You know she's been through a lot in that town. Getting caught up in mortar attacks and battles with her neighboring town and all. She's a sweet person who tries to help others when she can. We gotta get her away from her horses and helping those nice people long enough to find her a good boyfriend. Would be nice for the girl to have someone nice to lean on after all she's been through there.
Margie: Miss Jennie, when Edna and I come visit you in California, what favorite spots of yours would you like to show us? Could you take us to meet April Parker-Jones and all the single gentlemen you know?
Jennie: Oh, yes April and I would love to take you ladies to a nice lunch or dinner. I'd love to take you to places like Griffith Park Observatory and surrounding areas there like the Equestrian Center. Do you ladies like horses? I could take you riding. We could go to the beach and there are several botanical gardens I know of that I think you both would love. Lots of museums too. The Huntington Gardens has both a museum and huge botanical garden and an English tea room I think you'd enjoy. We could go to the Getty Museum and the Getty Villa. Maybe take in a good play at a nice theatre. There are plenty of Hollywood "hot spots" we could take you to if you want to enjoy some nightlife. There's a lot we could do!
Single men? Well, there's plenty of them here but the good ones are hard to find because they are usually already taken or gay or when you think you find a good one, often they end up having some kind of "issues" that need some work but there are some random gems hidden around here. So maybe with some luck we can find a couple of those gems for you ladies to meet!
Edna: My sister and I are great fans of creative people. I understand that you are an actress, but do you have any other creative outlets? Is there anything in particular that you're working on now?
Jennie: Oh Edna, I have many! I've explored several of my creative sides from painting and drawing to doing digital visual effects to dancing but currently, I enjoy writing screenplays, playing score music on piano and doing nature and art photography. I also enjoy my garden which I find is also a creative outlet. I have a thing for the English cottage style gardens so I like to play around with that. I've been doing a little of all of those things lately. I recently had a new idea for a screenplay so I wrote an outline for it. I'm also taking up archery but that's more of a sport I'd say. I stay pretty busy!
Margie: Jennie, I was once told I could be a movie star but things didn't work out. When you make a movie who would you most like to have as your male lead? Do you think I could still make it in the movies?
Jennie: Hands down - Johnny Depp! I've loved his acting since I can remember. I think he's so naturally gifted and he takes risks and does things his way which is a lot like I tend to do. I love his choices on which projects he wants to be involved in. He'd be so fun to work with. So creative - I think he would understand my way of working and thinking. He's the coolest thing since sliced bread! Talented, beautiful, an amazing father and partner to his girl. Inspiring all around.
Oh yes Margie, it's never ever ever too late to follow a dream! Dreams happen at any time in life. Dreams can evolve. Whether it's a new dream or a life long dream you should go for it!!! Anything is possible if you believe in yourself and in what you want to do and put your heart and mind to it and work for it. You have to love yourself too! Know that you deserve to reach that goal that your heart so desires and live in the moments that lead you there!
You are lovely ladies. Thank you for your kindness and support! Best wishes to you both!
~ Jennie ~
Monday, June 23, 2008
Edna: Margie, do you remember the old Superman show that used to be on the television? I'm sure you do, that George Reeves was a handsome son of a gun. I've been reading a book about his life and how he died--I swan, I haven't read anything so torrid since I read your diary!
Margie: I most certainly do remember George, Edna. A man that handsome was sure to have torrid romances. The same was true of me in my day.
What happened to George?
Edna: Well, I'm sure you remember that awful scandal when the poor man died back in 1959. People said then that he killed himself, because he was depressed that he couldn't get acting work after playing Superman for so long. Nobody took the poor man seriously as an actor after that television show.
But, the authors of this book seem to think that he might have been murdered. My lands, he was mixed up in all kinds of things, not the least of which was an affair with a married lady! Some people think maybe the mob killed him, but no one will ever really know for sure because most of the people who were involved in the scandal are dead now. Plus, he was cremated, so it's not like they can do some fancy-schmancy forensics work on his remains, like on that CSI show.
Margie: My stars! Maybe that married lady's husband killed him. The mob could have done it too. I dated one of those Mafia types once and you don't mess with them, Edna.
Do you think it was murder or suicide? I wish we could call Sherlock Holmes. I bet he'd know.
Edna: I don't rightly know which one it was, although this book makes a strong case for murder. He'd recently broken up with his married girlfriend, whose husband had possible ties to the Mafia. I guess she didn't take the break-up well and was stalking him. The authors think it's possible she took a hit out on him.
But, they also talk about how despondent he was about not getting the kind of work he wanted, like in movies. I guess he really didn't like being Superman, which is kind of sad, since that's what he was best known (and loved) for.
I don't think we'll ever know which one it was for sure, but it just goes to show that you never can tell what's just below the surface--maybe especially in Hollywood.
Friday, June 20, 2008
We were honored to receive this award from Carols Personal Blog and we thank her for it.
"The "Arte y Pico" award was created and to be given to bloggers who inspire others with their creative energy and their talents, whether it be writing, artwork in all media's. When you receive this award it is considered a "special honor". Once you have received this award, you are to pass it on to at least 5 others."
Here are the 5 bloggers we are passing this award along to.
We love pretty pictures and Kathy Libby has beautiful landscape and nature photos.
We love everything that this blogger makes, especially her bags! Every time she displays her newest sewing project, it makes us want to learn how to sew. But for now, we'll just have to content ourselves with lusting after her sewing skills.
The Sewing Mom
I'm not a crafty type person but this blog makes me wish I was. It's very well-written and informative.
The Craft Therapy
This blogger performs a multitude of services, all so the rest of us don't have to. From getting a kitten to having scoliosis, she does it all. And she does so with such great humor and aplomb, it's always a treat to read about her experiences, even the not-so-great ones.
I Do Things
This blog provides a wonderful service to people and animals alike. Get the latest fitness news and see some animal videos. And her Entrecard card makes us laugh every time we see it.
Thursday, June 19, 2008
Margie: Edna, you cheap skate, you owe me $14 for this stuff you wanted from the supermarket. I have never seen such prices in my life! I can remember when a Coke only cost a nickel. This Jack Daniels cough syrup was $40. What are folks like us supposed to do?
Edna: Maybe you should take some of our grocery money and go get an eye exam, because that is surely not cough syrup you bought. Although, I suppose it would cure what ails you.
But I know what you mean about the cost of groceries and such. My lands, have you seen how much it costs just to buy milk these days? In some cases it's cheaper to buy a gallon of gasoline, and that's not saying much.
Margie: Edna, if you want milk then you need to buy a cow. Heaven knows I surely couldn't buy any ice cream. You may have to cut back on all those Depends you use too.
I'm going to write Mr. Bushy a letter and tell him a thing or two about what I think. Let him buy his own groceries and gas and see how he likes it.
Edna: Margie! I don't wear Depends and you know it! This is just like you, derailing a perfectly good conversation by insulting me.
As for your letter to the president, it's a good idea, but I think you'd better clear out the basement before you do anything. You might get a visit from the Secret Service, and you don't want them finding your den of iniquity down there, do you?
Margie: Edna, you do have a piece of your brain intact. You're exactly right about that Secret Service. I'm going to sneak into the Green's house and use their computer so nothing can be traced back to me.
Sit down,Edna, and let's write up some of our ideas to send him. I'll sign your name on the letter too.
Wednesday, June 18, 2008
Edna: Margie, summertime always makes me think of going on vacation. Why don’t we go anywhere anymore like we used to? Remember that year Mama and Daddy packed us up in the Model T and took us down to San Antonio to see the Alamo? That was surely a fun trip, even though it was hot as Hades down there in Texas.
Margie: We don't go anywhere, Edna, because you always want to drive and you can't see. If I drive you boss me around.
I do remember the Alamo. It was so hot that I almost went skinny dipping but I was too scared that Daddy would catch me and tan my hide. I remember one of the gentlemen at the Alamo took a shine to you, Edna.
Edna: Which is why Daddy high-tailed us right back out of Texas, he was worried about keeping my virtue safe. He knew yours was already compromised, you hussy.
Do you remember when we took that train trip out to Hollywood because you wanted to star in the “talkies”?
Margie: Edna, I told Daddy about your "virtue." Remember when he threatened to lock you in your room for the rest of your life?
I do remember that train ride. I could have been a star in Hollywood if only I hadn't let that sweet-voiced man talk me into going to Reno.
Edna: I think the movie industry breathed a sigh of relief when that happened; the world couldn’t have taken seeing you up there on the silver screen. Your face would have given even King Kong the scare of his life.
So, should we go somewhere this summer? I bet Cousin T would drive us anywhere we wanted to go.
Margie: Edna, I'm not the one who looks they got beat with an ugly stick. Hussy.
Where shall we go? We can't let Cousin T drive unless we lock up the Special Tea first.
Edna: Well, I got a letter from Aunt Biddy down in Florida and it sounded like she wanted some company, but she hates you. Maybe you'd better think of somewhere else to go.Margie: Edna, I'm not going near that crazy woman. You'd better not go either. You know Daddy never wanted us anywhere near that fruit loop.
I'll get Cousin T to drive me to Hawaii.
Tuesday, June 17, 2008
Margie: Edna, I am very upset. I ordered some of these Jericho trading cards because I had heard they had pictures of our town and all the townsfolk. You look at these and tell me who you don't see. I'm about to have a hissy fit.Edna: I don’t know what you’re so upset about, don’t you remember all that fuss you caused when the photographer came around to take our pictures? You thought he was with the police and that he was coming to take pictures of the basement, so you ran him off with your pistol. You have no one to blame but yourself, you ninny.
Margie: Edna, I do believe your memory is quite faulty. I remember no such thing. I want my money back.
Edna: It's not my memory that's faulty, I told you all that special tea was going to cause you to forget things. You could ask for your money back, but there are still a lot of really nice pictures of the rest of the townspeople. Don't you want those?
Margie: I suppose I should keep them. I do love this one with a piece of Jake's towel.
Edna: Margie, I refuse to continue this conversation with you if you're going to take it into the gutter. Maybe you could go down to Bailey's and see what they think about these cards.
Margie: Let me grab my hat and purse. Bye Edna. Don't wait up.
Monday, June 16, 2008
Margie: Edna, do you remember Mama's fudge? Today is National Fudge Day and it sure brings back happy memories. We never could make it the way Mama did.
Edna: Speak for yourself, you’re the one who’s hopeless in the kitchen. Don’t you remember when I made Mama’s fudge and won that blue ribbon at the Jericho county fair back in ‘58?
Margie: Edna, you know the only reason you won was because all the judges got drunk. Mama never put so much bourbon in her fudge. You should be ashamed.
I like this fudge made with Velveeta cheese. It may not sound good but it's angelic. Like me.
Edna: Margie, I will stop making fun of your cooking if you promise never to say the words "Velveeta fudge" to me ever again. Do we have a deal?
Margie: I'll think about it, Edna. Let's share some of these fudge recipes with our readers while you anticipate my answer.
Peanut Butter Fudge
Million Dollar Fudge
More Fudge Recipes
Friday, June 13, 2008
Edna: Margie, what's that you're hiding in your sewing basket? You didn't steal my Supernatural DVDs again, did you?
Margie: No fool, I didn't. I'm keeping something for Mr. Hawkins and it's none of your business what it is. I'll only say it's smaller than a breadbox.
Edna: Fine, don't tell me what it is. But why on earth would he ever trust you with anything? Everyone in town knows what a snoop you are.
Margie: Edna, I don't tell everything I know. There are secrets that I keep to myself. Mr. Hawkins knows only I can stop you from finding this video.
Edna: You halfwit, you just told me and our readers exactly what it was you were supposed to be keeping a secret! Well, you've let the cat out of the bag now, you might as well show us all what the video is about.
CBS originally filmed two endings to the season 2 finale of "Jericho": a season finale and what they considered to be a series finale. The series finale is what the network aired. This clip is the un-aired season finale, which will be available on the Season 2 Jericho DVD. But it's been leaked early, and like many entertaining things, it has found its way onto YouTube. Watch and enjoy.
Thursday, June 12, 2008
Margie: Edna, look. Here's a nice place where we could take our vacation. It's Richardson, Texas. Just look at these pictures of what we could see there.
Edna: I see a couple lovely pictures of what looks like a pretty little place. But you snuck in some pictures of Jensen. What are you up to, you sneaky so-and-so? Despite what you may think, that boy is not a vacation spot!
Margie: Oh honey, you are sadly mistaken. He's the only vacation spot I ever need to visit!
Edna: Sweet Lord above, give me strength. Margie, need I remind you that we are genteel ladies and not celebrity stalkers? Do I have to call Deputy Jimmy and have him give you that talk again?
Wednesday, June 11, 2008
This question is for Miss Edna. When you was in Paris France did you see any outstandin' art work in the louver?
Edna: That's a fine question, and I could see why you'd ask that, considering that it's well known that I spent some time in Paris, France as a young girl. France is known for its many works of art, especially in that fancy art museum there in Paris. I should point out that when I was there, I had my hands full with other matters, there was no time for swanning around like a tourist in art museums. Let me put it this way: I went for vacation, as was the fashion for young American ladies at that time. But once there I actively resisted leaving the French in the state they were in, if you catch my meaning. Besides, there wasn't anything to see in the Louvre then; the Frenchies had the good sense to hide their artwork away to keep it safe from this nasty little man that Europe was dealing with at the time.
That's all I can say about that, I'm sure you understand that anything else I could say about my time there is considered classified information.
And here is one for Miss Margie: Do you think people are gee-netically predisposed to lie?
Margie: I am proud to say that I have studied this question in depth for many years. I will tell you what I have discovered.
There are liars, lying liars, and people who just wouldn't know the truth if it bit them. Liars only lie when it's convenient so that's not genetic.
Lying liars are people like Edna who lie because they are sad creatures with no one paying them any attention.
It's only genetic if you don't really know what the truth is. Like delusions.
Thank you for asking.
Once again, Margie and Edna, Jericho's oldest advice columnists, give advice to the hapless and the clueless out there. They've put on their thinking caps, just to give you the very best that their sharp brains (and sharper tongues) have to offer.
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Tuesday, June 10, 2008
Margie: Edna, drag yourself out of bed and look what Deputy Jimmy just brought us. He's the sweetest man I've ever seen. He brought one for each of us.
Edna: Well, I tell you what, that Deputy Jimmy is mighty sweet but sometimes he's dumber than a stump. Does he really think that two old women are going to be able to take care of those tiny kittens? I don't care how cute they are, they need a lot of attention.
You're in charge of the litter box, Margie.
Margie: See Edna? It's people like you who make it necessary to have an Adopt-A-Cat month. You're just heartless. Did you know that picking up a cat has a nearly instantaneous calming effect on humans, causing blood pressure to drop and the heart rate to slow? I guess you'd have to have a heart first though.
Edna: Oh for the love of Pete! I didn't say we shouldn't keep them, but he really should have asked us first. Think about all the pets who are given as gifts that end up at shelters. If people just thought first, maybe there wouldn't have to be an Adopt-A-Cat month.
According to The Berlin Longevity Institute, cats can add as much as 10 years to their owners' lives.
The estimated population of homeless cats in the United States (70 million) is almost equal to the number of owned cats (75 million).
Monday, June 9, 2008
We were tagged by On The Bricks.
First, here are the rules:
1. link the person(s) who tagged you
2. Mention the rules on your blog
3. Tell about 6 unspectacular quirks of yours
4. Tag 6 following bloggers by linking them
5. Leave a comment on each of the tagged blogger’s blogs letting them know they’ve been tagged.
Margie: I don't believe I have any quirks but let me think. Here's 3:
1. I hate the way my sister, Edna, lives on the phone. She only does it to get out of doing her share of the work around here. Nobody could possibly want to talk to her that long.
2. I don't like big crowds. I think 2 is a party. Well, if one of them is my gentleman friend then I consider it a party.
3. I hate having to hide my chocolate bars but I have to because I live with a thief.
Edna: Here are my quirks. And don't listen to anything my sister says, she's full of hot air.
1. I like sleeping with my feet outside the covers, even in the winter time.
2. I don't like eating onions on anything, although I do love to eat sour cream and onion dip (when my sister isn't hogging it all).
3. I don't like to go to bed with a dirty kitchen or a sink full of dishes. This is my sister's nightly chore, and needless to say I often end up doing it for her, since she's usually too busy in the basement to be bothered with housework.
We do not wish to make anyone uncomfortable about participating so we are not tagging anyone per se. We are listing the top Entrecard droppers on the Basement, and they are more than welcome to participate if they'd like.
1. The Success
2. Student's View
3. Regretful Morning
4. So Now What
5. CK Marketing
6. Chica & Pumuckl - Funny Cats in Egypt
Friday, June 6, 2008
Margie: Edna, look here. Today is the day the first drive-in theater opened in 1933. My stars, I do remember going to the drive-in and eating that good popcorn. I remember other things too but I guess you'll run your mouth and gripe if I tell about those. You're a fuddy duddy, Edna.
Edna: It’s a thankless job trying to keep you on-track, Margie. I remember the first time going to the drive-in here in Jericho. My goodness, it was such an experience watching the talkies up there on that big outdoor screen! And from the comfort of your own car too, no one had ever heard of such a thing.
Margie: I remember. Daddy bought us each a box of that good popcorn and a big Coke. It was full of crushed ice. My goodness, that was real fun. Kids these days wouldn't know fun if it bit them on the rear.
Edna: That is most certainly true, Margie. You know, it’s a good thing that there are still some drive-in theaters in operation all over the country. Some right here in Kansas, too! The state’s oldest operating drive-in movie theater, the South Drive-in, is right down there in Dodge City, KS. Maybe we should get out the Model T and head on down for a movie.
Margie: Good idea, Edna. I'll get my bag.
Thursday, June 5, 2008
Margie: Guess what I saw on TV, Edna? June is National Iced Tea Month. Remember Mama telling us about going to the World's Fair in 1904? She said that was where she first tasted iced tea. Maybe we should have a Special Tea Month. What do you think?
Edna: Margie, I don’t think the world is ready for Special Tea Month. Maybe folks should just stick to iced tea for now.
There’s nothing I love more on a hot day than a tall glass of iced tea. My favorite is sweet tea, but I know not everybody likes that.
Margie: Mine too, Edna. I don't like old sour lemon in mine either. Maybe that's why your face is so puckered. Sour Edna.
It's going to be a hot summer, Edna, so we'd better haul out the gallon jugs for our tea.
Wednesday, June 4, 2008
Margie: Edna, I do love reading a good blog. One of my favorites is called Obscure History. It's not about you although you are the most obscure piece of history I can think of.
Edna: Never you mind about my age, dagnabbit, just tell our readers about the blog!
Margie: This blog has stories about little known events in history plus some thoughts about current events. You should read it.
Pearls of wisdom about little known facts/events in history and day to day life. A little social commentary on current events is also possible to be found here as well.
Edna: Oh my, that does look interesting. I’ll have to start spending more time there.
Margie: Here's another favorite of mine, Edna. I love this pretty cottage. I can see myself living there with 12 animals because they'd be a lot friendlier than you.
This blogger is very creative and I think we could be good friends. Anybody who loves animals and writing is fine by me.
Edna: Oh, I love that site, too! She posts pictures from her garden too, and they are always just lovely. You know, Mama always said that people with green thumbs have a special heart, and I agree.
Tuesday, June 3, 2008
We've known Cousin T since he was in short pants, and we would really like for our readers to get to know him better. He's always willing to help out two old ladies with whatever they ask of him. Also, his sense of humor knows no bounds, which makes him perfect for our blog. Please welcome Cousin T.
1. Cousin T, you only went to 3rd grade in school. How did you learn carpentry skills?
I went to third grade four times fore I give up and decided schoolin' weren't for me. I would be settin' around in class lookin' at all the baseboards and casin's encirclin' the room and takin' note of how it all come together. It is a pity no one ever thought to ask me what I was thinkin' about so they could apply it to the learnin' they was tryin' to impart.
I think this happens a lot. What I mean is I think a lot of kids slip thru the cracks because of teachers who don't have the time nor inclination to do the investigative work to meet them half way with things. Fractions in math meant nothin' to me on paper but sprung to life on the flex'ble blade of a tape measure. I think there should be more emphasis on findin'out how a kid is thinkin' and then learnin' from that how to teach and guide 'em.
Anyhow after I quit school I was told that fartin' around the house weren't no option and my Pappy got me a job helpin' out the local Carpenter Valter whose name was spelled Walter but he was Swedish so he pronounced it Valter.
Valter grew up livin' near the Baltic sea. He once found a pregnant mare in the icy water. He got his brothers and they actually rolled the mare into their boat and took the horse home and nursed it. Word came 'round that a farmer from about 15 mile away had lost the mare into the Baltic so Valter and his brothers returned the horse to him. Do you know when that foal was born and had grown into a colt the man came 'round and gave it to valter?
So, I learned Carpentry from Valter.
2. What do you like to do in your spare time?
My sister Sadie and I get together and make matryoshka for fun. For you folk's who don't know, matryoshka are the little russian nestin' dolls that fit one inside of the other. I make the forms and Sadie paints 'em. We make them with all kinds of themes like the british royal family and characters from Doctor Seuss and the Godfather. We made one once that had all the cousins includin' Margie and Edna. Ask anybody, Sadie has a knack for capturin' a likeness. I like reading them Sherlock Holmes stories and Nero Wolfe too and then of course there is YouTube.
3. Cousin T, you seem to spend a lot of time watching YouTube. What do you look for in an "entertaining" video, one that makes you watch it all the way through?
Well, I like something to take me by surprise and show me a side of things I have never considered before. In carpentry I think that every room no matter how plain should have some sort of feature. It could be as simple as rosettes in the casing but just a little somethin' special. I feel the same about videos
Here is one that blew my mind. I like it when they do that too.
4. A little birdie mentioned that you enjoy Greek mythology; do you have any favorite myths?
I like the one about the maiden Coronis who was so beautiful that even Apollo loved her but she loved a mere mortal and a white raven went to Apollo and told him of her prefrance. Well, Apollo got mad as can be and punished the messenger by turning his feathers black. A lot more happens but I do not want to spoil it for you. Sometimes I pretend that I am the mere mortal that Coronis loved and that ole mad Apollo seeks me out to smite me. I have a lot of fun comin' up with tricks I would play on ole Apollo if that were the case.
Coronis wouldn't love me though because I am not an Asshole. I have noticed that a lot of times really pretty girls like assholes. Can I say that on your blog?
5. Cousin T, how would you solve the problem of this high cost of gasoline?
I generally sling my bag over my shoulder and hop a train out of the Junction to take me near where I want to go. If I have a pressing appointment or I need to drive Miss Margie or Miss Edna to the doctor I will take the pickup. But I do not think high gas prices are a problem I think the problem is that folk's don't make enough money.
Thanks for listenin' to that Ree-mote Axis gal and askin' to interview me!
Thank you Cousin T!
Monday, June 2, 2008
Margie: Edna, I was just looking at some of my old pictures. Did you know I almost married Roy Rogers once? He met Dale Evans and I just let him go because, by then, I'd met Hopalong Cassidy. Remember him, Edna? I gave him the name Hopalong.
Edna: Margie, usually I’d correct this kind of talk so you don’t mislead our readers, but I’m going to be nice and humor you on this one. I just don’t understand what it is with you and cowboys, I’ve been listening to you gush about them for at least 75 years now.
Margie: Oh honey, a cowboy is so manly. That Lash LaRue was a sweet man too. I love those cowboy clothes and those big guns, and those strong arms. My goodness, where was I? Oh, Edna, did I ever tell you I was asked to play Miss Kitty on Gunsmoke?
Yes, Matt Dillon had a thing for me. I turned them down because I was dating Gene Autry then and he could sing. What fun memories!
Edna: Margie, are you sure those are your memories you're talking about? I think I'd have noticed if all those Hollywood cowboys were courting you. And I'd most definitely remember if anyone ever asked you to be on the TV. You know good and well that the only time you've ever been on a TV show was that episode of "Cops" when you mooned the highway patrolman.
Margie: Edna, a lady's memories are her own. You tend to your own sordid memories. I'm going to look at my pictures!
Sunday, June 1, 2008
- Holy Cuteness
- Karen & Gerard Zemek
- the way I see it
- Proud Mommy
- Antique and Vintage Button Jewelry
- Kooky Culinary
- Fact of the Day
- Symphony of Love
- The Virtual Dime Museum
- A Grateful Heart
- 1 Blog and 2 Sides
- On the Bricks
- Beetle's humour
- Farvel Cargo
- MaryLou's Art [Ad]venture
- Steampunk Jewelry Rings
- The Sewing Mom
- Unfinished Rambler
- Predator Press
- small dog stuff
- The Modern Historian
- Amy Lilley Designs
- Beaker's 3 Dimensions
- People You Need to Know
- Grandmother Wren
- Pink Lemonade
- Gone Chocco
- Life's Perfect Pictures
- More Than Sew So
- Ken Armstrong Writing Stuff
- Three Fates Design
- A Second Cup
- The Journeys of Cactus Jack Splash
- Cinnamon Spice & Everything Nice
- Mommy's Little Corner
- Daisy the Curly Cat
- Maria Michelle's Furkids and Animal Rescue
- Cromely's World
- Lizzy T Designs
- Our Journey To Forever
- Auntie E's Yard and Garden
- Proud Mommy
- Lola's Diner
- Life with Canucklehead
- Mandy Harvey aka Beadsme
- Marriage and Beyond
- Oh Fer Cryin' Out Loud
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- MamaFlo's Place
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- It is nap time
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- Red Sox Mom
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- The Journey
- My Life as a Mother and Single Parent
- Grandmother's Pattern Book
- Posh Totty
- I Do Things So You Don't Have To
- The Junk Drawer
- Crotchety Old Man Yells At Cars
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