Tuesday, December 16, 2014

A CALL FOR EHMLSIMNRTUV, A.K.A. MIDDLE CHILD

Gentle Readers . . . and Maxwell,

Recently I received a call and actually answered the phone, which I don't do all that often.

I mumbled a hello and heard SJAIEMLAISQUMIBIRBLRI.

I have absolutely no idea what you said, I replied.

The woman took a breath and slowed down to ask, May I speak to E____ M_____?

She doesn't live here, but I'm a friend of hers, said I. May I help you with something?

Oh, no! Jabberwocky said. I'll take this number off our calling list.

I texted E____ M_____ to tell her I'd just received a phone call for her. She texted back "Even salespeople associate us with one another."

I answered, "I'm surprised she didn't ask for Middle Child."

Here's a favorite photo of Little Middle:

All she needs is a mermaid's tail.


If you don't know Dixie of dcrelief yet, you should meet her, and in particular, check out this post:     http://dcrelief.blogspot.com/2014/12/a-wish.html. Dixie writes the sweetest poems, and she has a beautiful video in this post. The violinist reminds me so much of Middle Child that I watched the video three times and felt Middle Child had visited me. It brought tears to my eyes.


Infinities of love,

Janie Junebug




39 comments:

  1. That is a beautiful picture! You didn't tell me your children were models. I mean, I knew you were a beauty that defies description, but you were holding out...

    If you want to look even better, stand next to me. You'll look better, thinner - you'll even seem smarter!

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    1. My children are meth addicts who wander the streets and prostitute themselves for their next fix. Oi! The dental bills they'll have when they finally stop using. Enough with the self-deprecating humor, young lady.

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  2. Hello and good morning, dear Janie Junebug!

    I have an important message for you:

    ’Twas brillig, and the slithy toves
    Did gyre and gimble in the wabe:
    All mimsy were the borogoves,
    And the mome raths outgrabe.

    (Just thought you should know. Do what you will with that information.)

    Don't be fooled, Cherdo! Janie's up to her old tricks. That is NOT a picture of her daughter. It's a candid of actress Anne Hathaway snapped on location during the filming of Princess Diaries 2!

    I went over to Dixie's and read her poem and watched the Lindsey video. It was pure joy and holds life lessons for us all. Don't sell yourself short. Develop your God given talents to the fullest extent and share them with the world. At the same time, be of a kind and generous heart. Recognize and acknowledge the greatness in others and give them the love, support and encouragement they deserve.

    Happy Tuesday to you, dear Janie. Please remember that I will be absent much of the day tomorrow. I will visit your blog,

    WOMEN: WE'RE NOT GONNA TAKE IT
    NO, WE AIN'T GONNA TAKE IT
    OH WE'RE NOT GONNA TAKE IT ANYMORE,

    as soon as possible after I return home (and go to the potty).

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    1. Didya have to include the potty information? I don't want to know about bodily functions.

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  3. Janie, what a beautiful picture! I can never tell for sure when you are serious or joking. ;-)

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    1. I'm a woman of mystery. I really did receive the strange phone call. That photo really is of the young woman I call Middle Child.

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  4. Middle Child and her photo are gorgeous. I recently met, and automatically love(d), DC.
    I hope you and WDW are enjoying the season. Yes, we deserve good men. And they deserve us...smirk. (Poor guys).
    Hugs! xo

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    1. I don't think Willy Dunne Wooters will leave me. He's too much in love with Franklin.

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  5. Dear Janie, I think, from looking at that photograph, that I know who your "middle child" is. I may know her too. I hope all is well in your life. I'm slowly getting things done for Christmas. All of us, I think, or at least, most of us, try to cram too much into the month of December. For me that hasn't been possible this year and so I'm realizing the peace and contentment and joy of this season. A real gift. Peace.

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    1. Oh, yes, you know Middle Child very well. I call the way we celebrate "Calm Christmas."

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  6. Cherdo's comment made me laugh.

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    1. Cherdo? I don't recall knowing anyone by that name.

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  7. That is a lovely picture of E (Aka Middle Child)! I hopped over to your friend's site and saw the Lindsey Sterling video. I had no idea she could sing, too!

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    1. I'd never heard of Lindsey Sterling before. I'm so grateful that Dixie introduced us.

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  8. What a beautiful photo. Love the sparkles.

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  9. That's a beautiful photo. I see why it's a favourite.

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    1. Yes. I can't help loving Middle Child.

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  10. I love that picture. That's so beautiful!!! Plus it reminds me how warm it was just a couple of months ago...

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    1. That photo was taken during a family vacation in Mexico (I am not a member of the family).

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  11. She does look like an ocean princess.

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  12. Well, Janie, this is the best surprise; like a Christmas gift you get to open before the big day! I'm tickled pink you enjoyed the poem and video. It took both to say what my wish was.
    Ironically I am a middle child. It could be a lonely position sometimes. I've no regrets, as it's taken everything I've learned to become the me I can love today.

    Lindsey Stirling reminds me of the gentle child that has become comfortable with alone time. Comfortable with talents that make me smile without ego, or esteem issues. More than the words, "When life gives you lemons, make lemonade." I say, find a situation or person that wants to share a part of this crazy world with you.

    Thank you, Janie, for sharing my journey! You've certainly made my Christmas!

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    1. I'm so glad, but it's you who touched my heart. Middle Child is only a middle child with us. She is a youngest child to her parents. I am a youngest, too. Willy Dunne Wooters is an oldest. I guess he's in charge.

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  13. Middle child looks supremely happy.

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  14. Dear Janie,

    jfriwegjxfugusy, oehgnzdfuvhoie, ajhahbafm, and faowhjasv.

    Love, andi

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    1. Andi, fisijm0neo.ciensawitnbfnrlejekgr

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  15. That is a stunning picture!!!! Have a great Wednesday!

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  16. Beautiful and touching photo. It's definitely one that should be shared.
    Deb@ http://debioneille.blogspot.com

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  17. You know she would look nice in a mermaid tale

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    1. You must be out of your fuckin' mind if you think I'll click on your link. I don't even know how I accidentally published your comment when I meant to send it to spam. Bite my little pink butt.

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  19. Middle "chilrens" are special. I am a middle child and the favorite of both parents, all the grandparents, and pets.

    I was a rock start growing up.
    If you believe that, I some property in Alabama that is cool in August.

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  20. This still cracks me up! :)
    I watched our video the other day--the one with the cups. It made me laugh out loud again :)

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