Thursday, April 15, 2010

Abecedarium of Demise: The Letter M



Mistress Mary would not throw one Morsel of trash away.
Moldy Melons and Must Meats were amassing every day.



Mary refused to Move from her Mess, she wouldn't for any price.
Mistress Mary was found on Monday, Mauled to death by Mice.

This should get everyone all psyched up and ready to start their spring cleaning! Let's get out those Mops, ladies!


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27 comments:

Paul E. Vagnoni said...

You have me anxiously awaiting next Thursday's "N" submission! Great stuff…

5thsister said...

you know what's sad? i have known characters such as this one! great job. I agree with Paul...bring on the "N"!

mbkatc230 said...

Great one Julie! The first (and last!) time I watched "The Hoarders" I immediately cleaned out my closets and attic :) Maybe this will give me some inspiration to get the house in shape. Kathy (btw, it is exciting to be starting a new business, even though at this point we had hoped to be planning our retirement - oh well!)

James Hawley said...

The second picture alone is worth it....

Carol said...

You are very talented! Good job...I enjoyed that!

moneythoughts said...

Cute and clever.

Viki said...

With everything going on at my house, I really have to get on it. Luckily, my house doesn't look at bad as Mistress Mary with the hoarding. I do have a few dust bunnies though.

Tina said...

Awesome as always. I once had to help a person like Mistress Mary move. Egads.

Short and Sweet said...

Poor Mistress Mary! Again your alliterative story and drawings are clever and creative...you amaze me! I needed the nudge to get started on that spring cleaning...thanks.

GardenofDaisies said...

Oh, this could have been an Hitchcock movie!! Birds... Mice...
I was just talking to a fellow blogger yesterday about that show called Hoarders. Very sad really. Although most of my house is tidy and organized, this office/sewing room is in need of a big clean out. And since the big high school garage sale (to benefit the Marching Band) is this weekend, I need to go around my house and find a box of two of items that I can donate.

laterg8r said...

super funny, spring cleaning is a great idea :D

Maggie B said...

Thank you for not calling her Maggie! Although she does resemble me on a very bad day!!
Great M post, how do you think of them?
~Maggie~

Kass said...

Mice and maggots as a weight-loss method. I bet you could market this idea. The Mice Maggot Method. Sounds catchy.

Betty (picture circa 1951) said...

What's buzzin cousin? Our little family is growing. Two others have Kwiatkowskis in their families. We'll have to make plans for a family reunion.

I think Mary is a hoarder. Who isn't nowadays with all the shows about hoarding?

lissa said...

yes, that definitely motivates me to start cleaning!

thanks for your visit.

veterankindergartenteacher said...

Great job oh talented one. I enjoyed your M post. Mine pales in comparison.

Jo said...

OMGosh, i had been guessing to myself that you would use Mauled in your M post ... clever tale this one ... i seriously need to do some spring cleaning ... Thanks for visiting my blog!

mrs. c said...

Again you made me smile with your tale! I would love to see what books and movies are on your shelves...of course they would not look like Mary's! Have a great day!

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

Oh oh, I know someone like this (not me!) and it isn't pretty!

Great drawings! I'm amazed at the
Kwiatkowskis connection that is going on here on Alphabe Thursday! It's like the Twilight Zone ..only you are too young t know what that is..lol

My name is PJ. said...

And just when I think you couldn't possibly get any funnier or more clever!

EXCELLENT!!!

Steph said...

At first I thought Mary might be on some new weight loss plan, but then discovered that it was the mice. I better go get to cleaning. (Actually, the mice did a pretty good job.)

You mentioned on my post that you loved Art Nouveau fairy tale illustration.... I love it too. :)

Jenny said...

Wasn't this an episode on the hoarders?

Yikes!

What a macabre and marvelous post!

And an amazing stop on my little Alphabe-Thursday journey through the Letter "M"!

I bought Julie's book.

If you haven't,you must.

Her talent is ... ummm.... average.

She says I compliment her too much.

Julie, look away.

Her talent is ASTOUNDING!

A+

Sarah said...

Julie, this is the best one yet! Oh, now for the spring cleaning. I'll get onto that right away!
See you next week . . . Sarah

Amy said...

OMG... I can just smell it!!!!!

Amanda said...

Wow. I think I used to babysit for Mistress Mary on occasion. I couldn't even prepare a meal for her kids without spending an hour cleaning her kitchen first-- then there was still no place to sit down and eat. It was so sad.

MrsJenB said...

Deliciously dark, as always, and as always with a lesson for us to learn! I love it! :-)

Christy said...

I have been looking forward to your m post all week and you didn't disappoint!