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~ Kathy M.

Saturday, April 14, 2012

A - Z Challenge: "M" is for Moon

During the month of April, I am participating in the Blogging From A-Z April 2012 Challenge, where we post everyday except for Sundays.  I have decided to make flashcards for the letter of the day out of my photos, and then use the picture as a writing prompt.  I am using my Thesaurus to make a story out of words beginning with the letter "M", and to have it make sense.  I have no idea of the twists and turns that it will take and usually crack myself up when I am all through.  Hope these little ditties make you laugh too.  The whole list of my A-Z posts are all listed on the top of the left-hand sidebar.

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Oregon Gifts of Comfort and Joy ~ Kathy Matthews

 "Martin, Marie and The Meathead Magician"
by Kathy Matthews

Many, many moons ago, Martin Moore was repairing merry-go-rounds in Molalla, Oregon.  Martin was a miracle at machinery. He was also madly in love with Marie Mortenson, a local magazine magnate and a maid on the side.

One Monday, Martin was working away, when a mysterious magician with a magpie on his shoulder made his way into town.  In some way majestic, the man managed to maneuver himself close to Marie.  Though the magician was marblehearted, he offered Marie marijuana, and then marched her to "The Mare's Nest Bar and Grill" where he ordered her margarine and mangoes.  The man gave Marie meaningful looks, told her how marvelous she was, and offered to marry her.

Marie matter-of-factly remarked that the magician was a meathead and that under the influence of Mary Jane or not, she was a meat-and-potatoes maiden and would always be Martin's.

The End!

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Following the theme of the of the alphabet, I am also featuring this out-of-print book created by a couple of Oregon ladies in 1983.  Please come back tomorrow to see the next page in the series:

Oregon Gifts of Comfort and Joy ~ Kathy Matthews

Oregon Gifts of Comfort and Joy ~ Kathy Matthews

 Oregon Gifts of Comfort and Joy ~ Kathy Matthews

  Oregon Gifts of Comfort and Joy ~ Kathy Matthews

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liberal sprinkles said...

That's a darn cute story, Kathy. Well done! I'm impressed by all the words starting with M that you got in there.

I also love the pages from the vintage book. I have a thing for alphabets and typography too! hehhh..


Inger said...

Mischievous and marvelous!

Wendy said...

A meat and potatoes maiden -- not sure what that means but it tickles me.

No Copying!


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