this used to be our family blog entitled "British Royalty versus the Ramsey Clan" (since i'm descended from King Edward II and jon is a descendant from the Ramsay Clan) but since jon never participated, and my mom is the only one who reads this, it is now a format for writing her letters. I mean, for writing you letters, mom.

Sunday, August 10, 2008

a summer story

one summer day, susan spent the five seconds

that she had free in her garden

carrying basil in her mouth to keep hands free:

margie chased a big blue plastic ball,

begging anyone to throw it across the yard again...

and again... and again...

...and played charades (this one was "kangaroo"):

susan picked the first two zucchinis of the season

as margie made sure they were ok to eat.

susan remarked, "wow i've gained a lot of weight!"

to which margie replied, "you ain't fat! you beautiful!"

then, susan went inside and modeled

some of late grandma patricia's jewelry

(and found out those 5 holes up one earlobe still can hold an earring!)

at last, they snuggled up on the bed

and had a good sleep

(while the mischievous man of the house

snapped photos and sat insomniatically awake all night).

...the end.


Courtney said...

Love the jewelry!

By the way, you look great! The pictures make you look about 5'10" -- your legs go on and on and on and even though I'm actually taller than you by a considerable amount seeing those photos I feel short. Strange huh?

Poor Jon, giving up his cozy spot in bed for ... a dog (then again Schubert was my snuggler for years, wrapped around my head, between my legs, under my arm pit, drooling on my face, licking my fingers. They're not just animals, they're family members.

Glad you got a moment to rest!

Paige said...

Your garden looks good and the nap even better! You are one busy lady. Gald you still make time for rest and fun!