WELCOME TO TEAPOT TUESDAY AND CHALLENGE #108
THEY RUN LIKE THE DICKENS!
I'M SICK OF THESE CHICKENS!
Note: Anyone is welcome to play! Also, you do not have to write a story. You just have to be inspired by the teapot or by the story about this week's location! Have fun! If this is your first Teapot Tuesday Challenge, please mention that in your commentary so we can be sure to greet you!
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This is my story!
1. Last week we got educated in the fine art of fish fishing, not to be confused with man fishing! And this week? Well, just look at that teapot and let your imagination run! At this point you are probably wondering why a beautiful frilly little dress-up teapot is featured in Teapot Tuesday #108 entitled They run like the dickens, I am sick of these chickens! Whut? Don't tell me you are already confused before I even begin the story! Snort!
Last week fish, this week something unsinkable! We are having tea at the Molly Brown House Museum
in Denver, Colorado . Yep, that's right girls we are sippin' our tea in the home where the Unsinkable Molly Brown resided. And we'll be treated really well because our very own Teapotter, Marilynn (Apandi)
is a tour guide at the museum (that's not make believe). Marilynn promises to let us get away with much more than just normal folk! Although, if you guys get her fired by being overly rowdy, I might just have to turn you over to the Silver Fins!!
2. This paragraph is not make believe, I know it's hard to swallow!! Everyone knows Molly Brown from The Titanic but there is so much more to know about her. Her name was Margaret Tobin
and she only became Molly when the Unsinkable Molly Brown musical was written. She loved big hats and expensive dresses and although everything was red in the musical her favorite color was really green. Two of the bedrooms in the museum are covered in green satin. She was very involved in getting the right to vote for woman and she also was one of the founders of the Denver Dumb Friends which is celebrating it's one hundred year anniversary. She was quite educated, spoke six languages including Russian and French and she was one of the first women in the state to have a driver's license. Her fame came from her adventure on the Titanic and when asked why she thought she survived, she shrugged and said, "I guess I am just unsinkable." Margaret was married to J.J. and J.J. raised chickens! He even added on to the carriage house in order to have more room for chickens!!
3. Here is where her life took a turn, Vern! Vern is J.J.'s shrink who has spent 42,000 hours trying to get to the bottom of J.J.'s obsession with chickens. J.J.'s chickens are jeopardizing Molly's sophistication, accomplishments, education, reputation, and overall mental health! His chickens are outa control! There are chickens hiding in her frilly dresses making messes. Chickens taking fancy feathers off her hat, now it's flat. Chickens hiding in her books, confusing the cooks. Running up the stairs, giving her nightmares. In the dryer cuz they're afraid of the fryer! Chickens in her shoes while they snooze. Chickens on her green satin, cluckin' Latin! Chicken's in her hair, Chickens everywhere! They run like the dickens! I'm so sick of these chickens!! Vern's no help! Molly might be unsinkable but J.J. is unshrinkable!
4. Our tour is free but there's one little catch. We have to replace a chicken, which is something J.J., with something that is Molly. Our goal is that when we are gone, so will J.J.'s chickens or at the very least, they will be minimized!! Bring big fancy hats, frilly dresses, high heel boots and gloves. Bring lace, green satin, fancy ribbons and sashes. Bring china, silver, fancy crystal and trays. Bring candles, chandoliers, mirrors and soft music! Bring flowers and pearls, diamonds and jewels. Broches and pins, bracelets and rings. Bring books and journals, encyclopedias and maps. Bring something, anything Molly!
For every one thing "Molly " you bring, you have to take one thing "J.J." (a chicken) back home. If you accidently get confused (believe me its happened before!) and bring a chicken by mistake, you have to come in the back door and leave your chicken with all the others hiding under the hollyhocks!!
TEAPOT TUESDAY #107
This week our destination is a 14 year old Colorado girl by the name if Alea. Alea has endured 18 months of hospitalization on and off with multiple surgeries and unanticipated infections all originally due to a slipped vertabrae, the most recent of which postponed her start of school this Fall. Alea has a real interest in all that is Molly. As a matter of fact, that is how we have come to make cards for Alea today. Marilynn (Apandi)
is good friends with Alea's grandmother and met Alea when she brought her in for a tour at the Molly Brown House Museum. She's an Unsinkable Molly Brown fan! We have the opportunity to bring her all that is Molly each day over the next few weeks as she recovers from her latest surgery and looks forward to returning to school.
The details of Alea's situation as well as the address where to send your card is here
in Post #115 of the Teapot Tuesday Destination Station
thread should you decide to send a card to Alea. Please remember that just because you participate in a Teapot Tuesday challenge that is combined with a card drive request, it does not mean that you are REQUIRED to send your cards. It is strictly voluntary.
Marilynn (APandi) has made this awesome sample card
for today's challenge.
And here is my card
~ The Unsinkable Molly Brown.
Here is a Quick Link to the Teapot Tuesday #108 Challenge Gallery
and our adventures with The Unsinkable Molly Brown and J.J.'s chickens!
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Ever want to get a jump on next week's challenge card? I am posting a sneak peak (tea peek) on my blog
each week showing you a glimpse of the following week's teapot as well as a hint of the story! It's at the end of the Teapot Tuesday Post each week. I usually post it a couple days after the Tuesday Challenge is posted. So, be sneaky and get a jump on the other tea-potters! Snort!
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