WELCOME TO TEAPOT TUESDAY
THE SISTERHOOD OF THE TRAVELING TEAPARTY
AND CHALLENGE #149
DETECTIVE RED E. TABLOOM!!
GET THE KEYS TO THE EVIDENCE ROOM!
IF THE EVIDENCE IS BLOOMIN,
I'M GONNA BE FUMING!
Note: Anyone is welcome to play! You automatically become a Teapotter the first time you play in our challenge. 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 properly, in pure Teapot Tuesday fashion! Your participation in Destination Station is 100% voluntary and not at all required. Just have fun!
This is my story!
1. It's Tuesday again? Whew, these weeks fly by. I just happened to have a story for you since its Teapot Tuesday! Lot's of character's lives are shaped by the silly nic names they are given. In the CASE of Detective Red E. TaBloom, his appearance resulted in the nic name Red. I am not sure what Red's real name is but one look at him tells ya that you don't really need to know that! He is a huge, big ole burly type, a big ole lovable teddy bear with the most amazing, thickest, reddest head of hair you have ever seen! Red really wanted to be a cop, catching bad guys, as he knew the sheer size of him would be a huge advantage on the street. But he ended up a detective for two reasons. It's his softer side and a little flower fetish thingy he's got going on that put him at a desk!
2. In the CASE of the Chief of Police, Willy B. Weedin, in part, it's his parents fault for giving him his name. Willy comes from a long line of cops, his dad, grandfather and great grandfather have all been cops. It's what they do! His mother is a Master Gardner and she's tired of worrying about the men in her life so before he was even born, she was reading him gardening books! That was just down right comical to his father. Ain't no way this boy's gonna be a gardner! So, William Ben Weedin was born and before they even got him home, the teasin' began down at the station. His father's co-workers started calling him Willy B. Weedin. They even put a question mark on the end of his name! All his life he's been intent to show them ain't no way he's gonna be weedin'. That is his Mom's gig. But, now he has earned their respect as Chief of Police and life is good. He takes pride in the fact that his house is surrounded, front and back, by the biggest, baddest weeds in the City! He doesn't do any weedin! It's no surprise, since he is the Chief of Police, that the City's weed ordinances are not enforced, at least not at his house! Go figure!
3. Unsolved Mystery:
For years and years, a Master Mind Criminial has been planting clean and simple, single one stemmed flowers in Willy's yard. (Some say this Master Mind Criminal is his mom, the Master Mind Gardner!). This has been quite annoying because everyday before work Willy has to pull 'em up, throw 'em in his squad car and enter 'em into evidence. Someday he will get to the bottom of this! Willy doesn't have a clue that the detective in charge of the keys to the evidence room (Detective Red E. TaBloom) has a fetish for flowers and has turned the evidence room into the most glorious, beautiful and unbelievable array of amazing flowers simply by nursing the *evidence* back to life! Everyday, he unlocks the Evidence Room to see if anything is Red E. TaBloom. He has recently begun to sell product out the back door! Yikes! Call Internal Affairs!
4. Meet Pamela Posey, she and Red are a little cozy! She's the Chief's personal assistant and while looking for some paperwork on her desk, Chief Willy found a hand written personal note: Red, it said, Gerber Daisy's about to bloom! Been in the evidence room? We already have a buyer, should we move the price a little higher?
What is Pamela Posey doing with keys to the evidence room? The Daisies are bloomin? They are being sold! What the heck???
Detective Red E. TaBloom!!
Get the keys to the Evidence Room!
If the evidence is bloomin,
I'm gonna be fuming!
Rut roh! What a shame, this mistake by Red's dame! Red's about to be canned, not exactly what he planned! There goes his career, but do not fear. Forget being a cop, he can open a flower shop! Bring clean and simple flowers! And bring them quick! Red's in the evidence room destroying the evidence and once that's done, he'll be out the door, for shore, for shore! He'll be looking to start his new flower shop but where can he get those starter flowers he so desparately needs? He doesn't dare set foot at the scene of the crime as its the Chief's back yard! That's where we come in! Bring starter flowers! They have to be clean and simple, just beginning their life. Nothing too fancy. He has a knack for taking a clean and simple flower and nursing it to glory. So, that's the end of the story!
Oh! And you get extra cookies for bringing another clean and simple flower identical to your clean and simple flower!
In this CASE, this week we are bringing Clean and Simple cards with flowers on them. Nothing too elaborate, no big time embellishments, no extra *stuff*, just clean and simple flower's a bloomin. If you are looking for those extra cookies, check out the Destination Station and jump on board!
This week's destination is Fort Collins, Colorado. If you would like a destination for your card this week, how about sending it to Lindsay, a young 22 year originally diagnosed with Hodgkins Lymphoma when she was 4 months pregnant with her first child. Lindsay is entering a very rough time in her life. She will be going through an entire month of *killer* chemo treatment. After going through chemo while pregnant, her baby was born normal, happy, and healthy and life was looking up! But recently another lump was found and removed and now she is undergoing a bone marrow transplant and will be in a hospital in Denver for an entire month unable to leave the entire time.
This month's destination has a little twist! For more information on that and Lindsay's situation, as well as the address to mail the cards to, please visit Post #230
in the Teapot Tuesday Destination Station thread. 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.
Here is my card
as well as the card kits I made for Lindsay.
Here is a Quick Link to the Teapot Tuesday #149 Challenge Gallery
Be sure to you use KEYWORD MMTPT149 in your upload and post a comment here so we can all see your card!
Ever want to get a jump on next week's challenge card? SCS has given me permission to create an email Teapot Tuesday Cheater Group and email the challenge out on the Friday before the Tuesday of the challenge so you girls can have the weekend to make your card. Send me a pm with your email address if you wanna be a Cheater! If you dont' want to cheat, I am posting a sneak peak 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 sometimes during the weekend before the next Tuesday!
If you are confused about these challenges, see the first sticky post of this thread for more information. There is also a directory of individual challenges. Feel free to grab this I survived Teapot Tuesday Badge for your blog!