I couldn’t persuade Mary to anything so vulgar as to blog, but she wrote a note on thick, cream-colored stationary with a stationer’s watermark and her name embossed in the corner.
By way of revenge, here is the picture I drew of her.
Here is the text of her note.
When I was young, my dear grandmother introduced me to cucumber sandwiches. I loved them then, and I’ve loved them ever since. Alexander, our cook, makes them just the way Grandmother’s cook did, which I find rather extraordinary.
One bakes a loaf of bread, which one slices very thin. One removes the crust.
One makes mayonnaise from fresh egg, some sort of oil, fresh lemon, and other items you’ll have to ask your own cook about. [NOTE FROM MA: Here are my recipes for bread and mayonnaise. So there.]
One pares the rind from a fresh cucumber — seedless, of course — and slices it as thin as onion paper.
One spreads mayonnaise very thinly on two slices of bread, layers some cucumber slices on one, and tops it with the other. [NOTE FROM MA: some dill is good in there, too.]
— Mary Seldon-Hardesty
I count four ones, but I believe you could get by with fewer people than that.
Hop over to My Life Lived Full. Good stuff.
Mary Seldon-Hardesty appears in A DEAD GUY AT THE SUMMERHOUSE, where she indulges her hobby of looking down her nose at people. The book is available through Indiebound and at Amazon in print and for Kindle and free Kindle apps.
A WRITING PROMPT FOR YOU: Who looks down on your main character? How does your MC respond?