Friday, May 03, 2013

A missive from Mother

Mother's letters of late have been so depressing, but I did get a laugh from this week's effort. The poor mouse. Normally in Mother's handbag would be a selection of biscuits, barley sugar, Minties and a banana. I was looking in the letter for a sentence, 'don't worry about a Mother's Day present. I need the money, so if you could spare ten dollars, that will be nice'. We'll probably give her $100.


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  1. oh that is divine. a dear little field mouse eating half a biscuit in a handbag. so very Beatwix Potter.
    Get her a fox for Mothers Day?

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    1. Great idea Ann, end of the cat and mouse problem.

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  2. Biscuits in open bags and Easter Eggs in spare bedrooms. Mouse Heaven!
    Easter Eggs don't last that long around here.

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    1. River, we only just finished our last one. I wish they had a use by date thirteen months later so they could be re-gifted.

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  3. Beautiful handwriting though.

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    1. Not too bad Fun60, but not Copperplate like her mother could write.

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  4. I recognize that writing style.. not the handwriting but the way of expressing! You are your Mothers son Andrew, checked your tote for biscuits lately :)

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    1. Grace, R will agree that I am, but I don't think so. My work bag always has biscuits in it, in case I get hungry.

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    2. Enough said then Andrew :)

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  5. I do think it charming that she writes you a letter a week. Do you reply?

    In my 20s I used to sit down on Sunday afternoons and write letters quite regularly but I cannot think when I last did so.

    My only regular correspondent these days is an aunt who is (I guess, partly from the handwriting) a little older than your mother. The frequency of the correspondence however is limited by my meagre replies.

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    1. Marcellous, it is erratic. We received two this week, but often none. I don't reply. I speak to her on the phone once a week anyway. Writing is her way of de-stressing or un-loading. I certainly understand that.

      I have sent letters to me niece, Little Jo, but I am afraid I always type them.

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  6. aaw the little mice are invading and taking liberties! I think it's funny.

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    1. Fen, I think mice are rather cute, but then apparently they don't like heights, which is just as well really.

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  7. Barley sugar? Now there's a memory of times gone by. I used to love barley sugar. In my family at least, they were known to prevent car sickness. (Apparently). I haven't had barley sugar for years, but you've inspired me.

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    1. Twisty, weren't they James? I learnt tonight from commercial tv tonight why you will be staying in Sweden for your last week.

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  8. And it came to pass.

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