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    Word Wench 2006-2016

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    Word Wench 2006-2009

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Helen

Susie
I really enjoyed the post as I did the last one I wished I could go touring around England and Scotland maybe one day, but your adventures sound wonderful. Thanks for sharing

Have Fun
Helen

liz m

The pressure of the firstborn son, reminded of his position before he can even drool.... (Hey, I tried to get my girls engaged before they left preschool. Why wait?) I got lucky on my trips to England - lovely, lovely young men everywhere. I could reveal the countries lacking the scenery - but why make them feel more inferior than they already do?

I just take my kids to Disney. One day they're going to blog about never getting a turkey leg. And finding out they've been on a roof all these years.

Janice

Forget about all this yada yada travel stuff and tell us more about the (no doubt) hunky Brit you married :)

LadyDoc

Another delightful post!

Linda Banche

Great post, and, yes, I already bought your mother's book.

Fedora

Thanks, Susie! That was terrific, too! And what an awesome onesie! And ditto what Janice said--more about this lovely husband of yours! ;)

Janga

I too bought the book, which I plan to read ASAP and then shelve with all my other Layton keepers.

And I love the onesie. My #2 nephew commented Thanksgiving, as the newest custom-printed baby tees were being unveiled for his six-week-old niece, that he was thankful no one would have pictures of him wearing such shirts. I reminded him that we did have pictures of him wearing nothing. That shut him up. :)

Maya M.

well I'm feeling relieved now because a) I write contemporary and b) I have ascene set in Disneyworld. There is hope my sons won't be talking about 'ewe poo' and 'rutabaga-sized towns' when they think of me!*g*

MaryJoPutney

ROFL! What a magnificent discription of what life is like when being dragged around by a research crazed Regency writer. :) I can appreciate it even though I was the dragger, not the draggee.


>>Although when you're fourteen years old and on your umpteem chilly crypt, you tend to get a tad cranky. <<

Once can see your point. :) But despite the sufferings of the dungeons, you sure collected great material to write about today!

Mary Jo

Billy Kaiser

Susie: Loved both posts. I have one of your mom's books around here somewhere. I proudly bought it on one of our youthful sojourns. You are both ladies of the word and the world (or at least myriad historical locales in England). :) -Billy

Susie

Thanks for ALL the fabulously nice comments! Means a lot to me. :)

liz m

You know, this is just One More Thing you've done for your mom that Your Brothers, Who Mean Well, But Really, have not done.

I think you need an extra package during a certain upcoming eight day party. Don't you?

Anne

Susie, this expecially cracked me up: "Love is a Battlefield and I will cut anyone who gets in my way of visiting anything with a plaque and every Perkin Warbeck urinal from here to Penzance." and
"sheep exhalations". But the rest was pretty funny, too. :) I also had to cringe in sympathy for the late-80's hair-do and clothes with your friend. I've been there, my friend.
Thanks for sharing again.

Mike Felber

Finally I find this. Greatly evocative fodder for fond remembering. Thank you Susie.

Nancy Zierfuss

Dear Susie,

I just saw the news about your mom's passing, and wanted to say how sorry I am for your loss.

Edith Layton has been one of my favorite authors for years and years, and I would use her books as a standard against which to measure other authors. (In fact, I started reading Mary Balogh because her name appeared on a "try a new author list" opposite "If you like Edith Layton, you might like -")

I am going to miss her lovely stories and I think I have a mission to re-read all of the early ones.

Also absolutely loved this story of yours, you are just too funny!

I well remember how it is to be in your teens, and while loving your parents, think their interests are pretty lame.
My folks once took me on a three week trip through New England looking through 1,752 moldy antique stores. :- )

Unfortunately, I wasn't even cool enough to channel an 80s hair band - this was 1964 and the Beach Boys were duking it out with the Beatles.

Thanks for sharing your memories, Suzie, and keep the funny stuff coming!


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