A Piece of Work

Bernie’s mom: You’ll finally meet her in



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49 Responses to “A Piece of Work”

  1. BearSpiritDog
    9:07 am on October 21st, 2015

    Santa 365…This is going to be a Good One!

  2. B.Stover
    10:06 am on October 21st, 2015

    I love Chet’s description of her. This will be fun.

    Good morning all.

  3. Howlers
    10:44 am on October 21st, 2015

    Good day to all. It is a fabulous day here. Mom wants to walk/ride/bike, but there she sits in her office, on her butt. Grrr

  4. Herd of Hounds
    11:04 am on October 21st, 2015

    Good morning, everyone! MMmm? A piece of work? Like “What a piece of work is man”? Sorry if the quilt was crowded last night,but we both crawled in too. Strictly to keep mom warm, you know? Since she isn’t tip top quite yet we will stay close to her. She told us this her MO since the people v e t sent her spleen to Italy. She should be tip top in a couple of days (or a couple of couple).
    Hope that the Royal Mum finds lots of good green chili, friends and pretty pretty stones.

  5. Wose-the small and meek
    11:29 am on October 21st, 2015


    Have I said that I really love the cover of “Santa 365”? I smile every time I see it.

    Beau: I may be small and meek, but my mother didn’t raise any dummies. I do not cannonball into any vats o’ beer where pants haven’t been worn, and noxious gas fumes are emitted. No I do not!

    Hoping that all those under the quilt are feeling tip-top soon!

    Happy to wake up to another W by the Mets! (Even though I wish it were the Yankees playing). :^)

    11:37 am on October 21st, 2015

    Rose, BOO! HISS! That is all I have to say on that matter. Cubbie fans are already talking about next year.

    Can’t wait to meet Bernie’s mom.

    Hope everyone is feeling better today.

  7. Staff
    11:37 am on October 21st, 2015

    Book Bub has Murder at the Iditarod for 1.99 right now. I remember people talking about it. Is it worth ordering?

  8. Meashka
    11:38 am on October 21st, 2015

    When I was but a young girl of 2, I was saved from a move to the hot hot hot state of South Carolina by my mom and pop. They adopted me from that old family who were moving and knew I could not live in that climate.
    Now I am hearing rumblings that I may be moving to S.C. at my ripe old age! What gives?

  9. Kat
    11:41 am on October 21st, 2015

    BML, Momma is wondering why you said that Ethel is mean. My momma met her and said she is the best of the best. Ethel was gracious as the day is long. She went out of her way, also, to find Momma and congratulate her with a hug and kiss for an award that my momma won.
    At the risk of opening a can of worms, I would like to also say that I understand Ethel’s husband to be a great one. The rest of that family, maybe not. But Momma is not willing to accept any disparagement of her revered idol.

    12:19 pm on October 21st, 2015

    Well, maybe everything one reads is not true. I read that Ethel was a very distant mother to her 11 children and a hot mess of a homemaker (dog doo under dining tables when she had guests). Also read that she didn’t keep up with bill payments to many people and didn’t much care. Her children got in lots of trouble, some drug related. Also read that she was verbally and physically abusive to some of her kids. Maybe it is true, and maybe it isn’t. I, too, was always a big fan of Robert Kennedy.

  11. dawson
    12:57 pm on October 21st, 2015

    Good Morning all.

    Me too!
    I’m looking forward to understanding why Bernie’s mom is described as a “piece of work.”

  12. Wose-the small and meek
    3:19 pm on October 21st, 2015

    B,M,&L: I always give credit where credit is due. The Cubs have an excellent team roster, and Joe Maddon has done a great job as their manager. The Blue Jays and Kansas City are both excellent teams as well. If the Mets do win, the Blue Jays or Kansas City will be a formidable opponent.

  13. BooBear
    3:25 pm on October 21st, 2015

    Not to disparage anyone’s idol, but isn’t there a sex tape of John, Robert and Marilyn in a threesome and isn’t it assumed that Robert had something to do with Marilyn’s death/suicide?

    Mom knows it was a different time and that the wealthy lived by their own “standards” but…..(and this is no commentary on their politics. Mom admits she doesn’t know about all that.)
    Granted just because it’s on the internet doesn’t make it true.
    Teddy continued to be a hero to many even after leaving a girlfriend to drown or already dead in the water. Camelot is wasn’t. ALTHOUGH, Lancelot betrayed his king and best friend so maybe Camelot is an apt description.

  14. BooBear
    3:28 pm on October 21st, 2015

    The Plunderers are proof that liberals and conservatives can be friends LOL!

    OH’s, tell your mom not to be mad at mom.

  15. Wose-the small and meek
    3:34 pm on October 21st, 2015

    BooBear: I am laughing at your observation about liberals and conservatives… :^)

  16. Howlers
    4:05 pm on October 21st, 2015

    BooBear…rumors and speculation after the fact because that is what lur press is now all about.
    Mom is not mad at your mom. She tries to steer clear of anything remotely political on this blog, but won’t let statements about rumors go unanswered. Sorry.

    Now, Meashka wants to know why nobody is worried about her woes.

  17. BooBear
    4:26 pm on October 21st, 2015

    I can see why Meashka is concerned. Didn’t the Carolinas get blasted by the last storm? What is the weather like there anyway?

  18. dawson
    4:30 pm on October 21st, 2015

    Meashka: Wait, what? You’re moving to South Carolina? You will melt!

    4:41 pm on October 21st, 2015

    As you know, I just returned from North Carolina. I am trying to talk Josh and Jess into moving there. If they went, I would be right behind them. Beautiful country down there. I like the southeast better than Florida or the southwest. Josh could bike ride and I could garden 9 months of the year.

  20. Teddy Ruff Rider
    4:45 pm on October 21st, 2015

    Staff. My dad says a definite yes on Murder on the Iditarod Trail (assuming that is the book written by Sue Henry).

  21. Linda
    4:54 pm on October 21st, 2015

    A piece of work. Isn’t that one of those expressions, that if you don’t know what it connotes, would mean the opposite? For example: That beautiful quilt is a real piece of work. It took hours for me to complete.

    Mama Meash: As winter approaches, South Carolina sounds just fine to moi.

    Bit of sad news: One of the stalwart mares at my favorite horse refuge passed over the rainbow bridge this morning. No doubt the bridge quaked and rattled as Miss Lanna trod over it. She was a big beauty and loved her hugs. She was the best pal of my girl, Liz-Beth.

    5:00 pm on October 21st, 2015

    So sorry to hear about Miss Lanna. I hope her passing was peaceful.

    Now heading home for a not-so-quiet evening. Josh and Jess have a wake to attend, so they are dropping off Jack, Lyla, and Lucas, their NEW PUPPY for an hour. I will need a strengthening cocktail afterwards! BTW, where is Diane C?

  23. BearSpiritDog
    5:10 pm on October 21st, 2015

    Linda: A Happy Reunion on the Other Side of the Bridge this morning, though much sadness here.

    Mama Meash: Northern Huskies in the Deep South…An adjustment to be sure.

  24. Tupper's Mama
    5:11 pm on October 21st, 2015

    Greetings all. Having such a wonderful time. Eating mass quantities of green chili. Woe betide the person in the next airplane seat….

    Meash – South Carolina is lovely. Their politics can be a little bizarre, but the people tend to be friendly and open. We had planned to move there when suddenly life happened. But someday

    And Macy’s Mom – just so you know, I am currently sitting alone in a restaurant. Just me, my phone and a bowl of green. It’s kind of nice. Meanwhile, back at home, the Storyteller has put away the air conditioner, vacuumed and done the laundry, between trips up and down the stairs with Tupper.

    Do I feel guilty. Nope. Pass the hot sauce.

  25. BearSpiritDog
    5:11 pm on October 21st, 2015

    We were Wondering About DianeC as well

  26. BearSpiritDog
    5:13 pm on October 21st, 2015

    Hi Tupper’s Mama!

  27. Terry Ballard
    5:30 pm on October 21st, 2015

    Whatever his flaws as a human, I admired RFK enough to name my son after him. Never learned enough about Ethel to form a strong opinion, other than the one I have in general that the rich really are different from you and I.

  28. Mpop and Loulou's Mom
    5:39 pm on October 21st, 2015

    Meash, is S. Carolina definite? If so, when?

  29. Herd of Hounds
    5:57 pm on October 21st, 2015

    A while back Diane C mentioned that hre class schedule this term was from h e double hockey sticks on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays. This would allow her to be somewhat human on Sat., Sun., and Mon. We hope that is correct.

  30. Herd of Hounds
    6:00 pm on October 21st, 2015

    Staff, we are with Teddy RR. If it is Murder on the Iditarod Trail, it is good. Mom got a copy and loved it but put it in last year’s auction. Probably just as well or it wouold have been toast!

  31. c.hobbit
    7:59 pm on October 21st, 2015

    Just briefly checking in to let everyone know I will be off the blog for the time being and not to worry. Magoo continues to improve and Mr. Big and Sadie are both trying to convince me that they need to gain weight for the coming winter weather. I am concentrating on real life and travels for the foreseeable future. As a wise Plunderer once said…the blog is a river with ebbs and flows and new currents.

    Everyone take care and take care of each other!!

  32. Thieves! The pure! The moral! The loveable! The miscreants!
    8:19 pm on October 21st, 2015

    Our Lady is getting on an aeroplane again for work today. She will be away for the rest of the week. We can’t prove it, but we’re pretty sure she mumbled we are in charge before she left for work this morning. Oh, this is going to be good…

  33. Wose-the small and meek
    8:36 pm on October 21st, 2015

    Hobbit: Glad to hear Magoo is on the road to tip-top. Where ever you are off to, be good and safe travels my friend.

    Thieves!: Are you sure your Lady didn’t leave Mama Luna in charge?

  34. Howlers
    8:39 pm on October 21st, 2015

    BML, Josh could bike 12 months (or at least 10) of the year. We are told that winter in SC lasts only 2 months: Jan and Feb. and we doubt that even those months are anything like we get.
    SC is like 99.9% as of now.

  35. Barb, Maggie and Lucy
    9:11 pm on October 21st, 2015

    Howlers, Are you ready to list your farm?

    If we moved it would more likely be N.C.. Winter might be more like Jan, Feb and March there. I probably shouldn’t go unless my kiddos do. But as you said, winter would be nothing like here.

    Hobbit, we will miss you but have fun.

  36. Herd of Hounds
    9:25 pm on October 21st, 2015

    North Carolina? South Carolina? We think those are both about 2 hours away from here. (Whispering) Like everywhere else.

  37. Beau - The Black Pug
    9:36 pm on October 21st, 2015

    Sneeze!…Oh no. Da Thieves think dey are in charge, but I knows dat Luna is really in charge and does Thieves are underneath the wrong impressionable….eh!heh!heh!

  38. Thieves!
    9:47 pm on October 21st, 2015

    What! We haven’t, er, procured the wrong impression for ages.

  39. Beau - The Black Pug
    10:07 pm on October 21st, 2015

    Sniff!…What dos procured means?…sneeze!

  40. Beau - The Black Pug
    10:08 pm on October 21st, 2015

    Wheeze! Huffle!…Alls I know is Luna is always in da Charge of things at dat der Kennel…snuff!

  41. Beau - The Black Pug
    10:24 pm on October 21st, 2015

    Auction!…ACHOOO!…Later dis week or weekends someone besides me will have information regarding da photo deadly lines for any donations to da Give Thanks Holiday Auction for Snowhook Kennels…wheeze!…I do not know all da details but someone will be parlaying *heh! dem to youse all very soon….sneeze!sneeze!sneeze!…So please be thinking and doing dat gathering of auctionable valuables for da auction…snort!..And thanks very much for any donations youse may have for Snowhook…chuffle!

  42. Macy the Min pin
    11:01 pm on October 21st, 2015

    I cannot accept CHobbit leaving us. It makes my heart hurt.

  43. ALR
    11:29 pm on October 21st, 2015

    Macy, Macy…..Mr. Redbone Hound has the cure for that!

  44. Tupper's Mama
    11:46 pm on October 21st, 2015

    Macy – our Hobbit is merely emulating her namesake, Bilbo Baggins. He went on an unexpected journey, and just look at all the magical things that happened.
    It will be OK.

    There have been comings and goings as long as there has been a blog. Each voice that has been here has changed us in some way or another. We hope that new voices will join us, and expand our quilt to new, beautiful patterns. And it doesnt mean we will forget Kirby, or Jasper, or Lexi or Siber or the Newf Pack or any of the others whose voices helped build the blog.

    Admin – recently you posted a plug for the Blog on your FB page. Maybe another one with some inviting info? Maybe some lurkers will join in.

    We do have a nice little village here. Hopefully new neighbors will move in and feel welcomed.

  45. Staff
    11:49 pm on October 21st, 2015

    Thanks for the info about Murder on the Iditarod Traill by Sue Henry. I ordered it.

    I will be at a quilt retreat all weekend starting tomorrow (Thursday). Many of the people have already arrived. Lots of fun going on.

    Nighty Noodle

  46. dawson
    12:19 am on October 22nd, 2015

    Linda: My sympathies in the passing of Miss Lanna.

    CHobbit: I respect your decision and wish you many interesting travels but will miss you terribly on the blog. I hope you will check in occasionally.

    Tupper’s Mama: Savor the hot chilies, the relaxation and the friendships. The Storyteller is a wonderful man.

  47. ALR
    1:25 am on October 22nd, 2015

    About Sue Henry, she wrote another series of books about a woman who took out on her own in a motorhome with her dog, Stretch. Her name is Maxie hense the Maxie & Stretch series. You can find out more on Sue Henry’s website. Long as we are at it, has anyone read the Inspector Gamache series by Louise Penny? I may have asked this before. Truly a well written, thought provoking and beautiful series. I can not stress enough to start at the beginning. I believe it is my very favorite series that just gets better and better.

  48. Howlers
    6:11 am on October 22nd, 2015

    We just got caught up on all of yesterday’s posts.
    LL, we are crying for your Miss Lanna, but we just know she is happily cantering along in that green pasture on the other side of the bridge.
    Hobbit! Happy travels! We understand, as we don’t get much time to tune in either.

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