Welcome everyone. We had a rough week in the Barr household. Four out of the five of us came down with the flu - HARD. In over three days I lost twelve pounds. Now I truly know where they came up with the saying, 'weak as new born kitten'. I have't been this sick since 1985. I wanted to shed a few pounds before my big class reunion next month, but NOT like this. Anyway, we are all on the mend and can get on with living a joyous life.

This week I'm going to jump ahead a bit. I love Phillip and George, but I want to get into some meatier scenes. In this scene, Kitty has finally become more mobile and is resting in the front parlor. Her mother's sister has come to visit, and gossip. Have tea, and gossip. Eat some cake, and gossip... you get the picture. I hope you enjoy.
Mama and Aunt Philips had spoken of nothing else but Lord George from the minute Aunt walked through the door. How much more could they expound upon his features, his clothing, his manners? 
“Oh sister, he had such an air about him, such a gentleman and he must have a vast fortune. He thought nothing of losing ten pounds - ten pounds - can you imagine?”
“No, indeed I could not.”
“And that’s not all, he made sure our Kitty was looked after and even gave us some of his own laudanum so she would rest easy.”
“Truly a gentleman, we don’t have many of them here, in Meryton.”
“No, we do not. Lady Lucas would like us to believe her family’s all high and mighty, but I remember them from before Sir Lucas was knighted.” Mrs. Bennet shook out her skirt in agitation. “She didn’t have Lucas Lodge back then and it’s not nearly as grand as Longbourn.”

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  1. Definitely lots of gossip at that table. Great snippet! :) And glad you're all on the mend!

  2. I can just see them chattering away. This year’s flu is a monster- glad you’re doing better!

  3. Glad to hear you're feeling better! Loved the snippet, felt like I was right there eavesdropping. Terrific!

  4. Julie Evelyn JoyceMarch 25, 2018

    Excellent dialogue here, Sue. So glad you're on the mend. This year's flu is a nasty one. Stay well, my friend!

  5. I wouldn't mind losing 10 pounds either. Er, 4 and a half kilograms.

    BTW, my link didn't make it to the list (though Teresa is retroactively adding it). Today's post is eahoornaert.com.

  6. The the scene - easily could see what was going on.

    Take care of yourself - flu after effects linger. Tweeted.

  7. Oh my, they have it all figured out. lol. Love the gossipy chit-chat. It adds a bit of character to them, too. :-)

  8. I can hear the voices of these characters (well of Mrs. Bennett at least) from the BBC production. Great gossip. BTW--I've been wanting to ask, is Lord George's title George or is that his first name (so he'd be a younger son)? It's sometimes very hard to tell and titles are the devil anyway.:)

  9. For some people, they can gossip endlessly, even if they don't have anything new. Mrs. Bennett is for sure one of those people!

  10. Great snippet - so vivid I felt I was an eavesdropper! Gld you're overe the flu, it's so debilitating, o fun at all!

  11. The gossip! What a hoot! Good depiction of ladies' tea. Sure glad you & the family are on the mend. Take care of yourself.


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