03 August 2014

Sherlie, Peter, Stella and Miranda, Katie, Mark, Richard and Lucy

Sherlie:  Kids, we have mail! From your fourth cousin twice removed daughter's daughter's son's wife!
Stella: Mail? Yay
Miranda: Mum! UR kidding!!! I haven't seen her since I was like 1!  Thats, err, 'news flash' 16! Years! Ago!

Dearest Sherlie and Family
Here are Katie and Mark's school portraits.  please enjoy.  Thanks for being such a great husbands mothers fourth cousin twice removed.  
Love Katie Mark, Richard and Lucy XOX

Miranda:  What is this crap?!
Sherlie:  It's so sweet

Sherlie: Maybe we sbould send them our school photos!
Miranda: Mum! I don't even know Katie or Mark. I look stupid in my pictures.  What if Katie things I'm an idiot!

Lucy: Looks like Sherlie replied to our letter and photos.
Katie: Who the hell is Sherlie?
Lucy: Just your very very distant husband's mother's mother's fourth cousin twice removed.
Katie: What!? You sent her our pictures?
Lucy: Not only her! Everyone else we know too!

Dear Lucy and Katie and Mark and Richard
We loved your pictures.  I have sent you Miranda and Stella's portrait.  We would love to catch up.
Love Sherlie, Peter, Stella and Miranda
Hey it's Miranda.  pls note that I look STUPID in my pic.  DON'T JUDGE

This is where Ruby is at lately  - somewhere between a graphic novel and a doodle.   She's always loved doing these little vignette's and has a great eye for detail and ear for language.   I love that she can convey so much with a few strokes of her pen.  I like the fill-in-the-blank on Lucy's form letter - 'thanks for being such a great _________________' (husband's mother's mother's fourth etc) .  And the look that Katie gives her mother when she realises her photo has been distributed far and wide is one I'm rather too familiar with.....


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