I have been so busy, and so absent! Things should slow down a bit now, though, even with two shows and a party this weekend. In the meantime, my apologies for being so neglectful of the Coffee Pot People's corner of the world!
To make it up to them, I'm going to spotlight a few of them, starting with Edith, who stars on the Christmas card called "The Christmas Pudding". (First card here: Coffee Pot People Celebrate Christmas)
Edith is actually featured full-time on this page, just to the right of this entry, but just in case that changes, I'll put her photo in here, too, with her story after it:
At first glance, Edith’s an easy read, with her frumpy clothes and frowsy hair. Then a person starts to look at those full, red, lips, and the tiny smile, the wide-eyed stare that can suddenly look so opaque, and a whisper of doubt begins to creep in. It registers that those very same clothes, that same hairstyle, used to be the very pinnacle of fashion and her carriage is poised, elegant. Who is this woman? What secrets lie under that matron’s hat?
If the truth be known (and very few do know it), Edith was once the premier Madame for her entire city, possibly her entire state. Times change though, and she abandoned that beloved (gasp!) career many years ago. They say. They also say the tea house she owns and runs now is remarkably small for the size of the building it occupies….