Monday, July 5, 2010

Summer blogging hiatus


Dear Readers,

Margie and Edna will be going on hiatus for the month of July. No need to panic, we'll be back in August! In the meantime, go enjoy the summer weather and all the activities that go along with it. We'll be thinking fondly of you all while we're gone, and we hope you do the same of us.

See you next month!

Love, Margie and Edna

Sunday, July 4, 2010

Happy July 4th!


May you all have a fun and safe Independence Day!

Love, Margie and Edna

Thursday, July 1, 2010

O Kind and Gentle Margie


Margie: Edna, I am so tired of bad news. People being shot or stabbed, teachers abusing students, wars, oil spills. I though times would get better but seems like people are getting meaner instead.

So, Edna, I have decided to be a kinder, gentler Margie. I'm going to show people how much better it is to be kind and gentle instead of mean and violent. What do you think?

Edna: You'll pardon me if I take a moment to ponder the ramifications of this life-changing decision.

Just how exactly are you going to show people how to be kind and gentle? What's your plan of action, O Kind and Gentle Margie?

Margie: Well, I'm going to be kind and gentle at home first then at church. You know the neighbors and relatives I never could stand? I'm going to do good deeds for them and I'm not even going to yell at you.

Peace and love to you, sister.

Edna: Why don't you tell me exactly what else you're going to do at home besides not yell at me? I think you should try your hardest to set a good example for me, so I can be as kind and gentle as you are.

Margie: You are so right, Edna. I'm going to show you how to wash dishes and do laundry and clean your room. I'm going to show you lots of smiles instead of frowns and I'm going to sing even if I feel like crying. Best of all, I'm going to show you how to catch a man.

Edna: You know what I think would work best? Showing by example. So you go ahead and show me how to do all those things, I'll sit right here with my iced tea and take notes. You can start with the breakfast dishes.

Margie: Edna, I'm going to be kind and not call you a moron then I'm going to be gentle by smacking you on the head with this fly swatter.

There's a time and place for kind and gentle but it's not now in this house. Run for your life!

Edna: Hmph. I knew that was too good to be true.

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