Daddy Steve: The other day Barbara and Beatrix spied upon some recently arrived pinafore outfits by eBay seller Jadzia.
Barbara: Ooooh, what do we have here?
Beatrix: Pretty new outfits!
They were really charmed by the lovely and unusual fabrics.
The girls decided to try them on...
Barbara: Do you think we should?
Beatrix: Well, no one else has claimed them yet. I say 'you snooze, you lose.'
Barbara: I like your way of thinking.
Actually, the blouses and pants alone would make nice summertime outfits.
Beatrix: But it's too cold for them now.
Beatrix's pinafore is decorated with a variety of wetland flora & fauna: reeds, cattails, lily pads, herons, hummingbirds, dragonflies, and even some beavers. It doesn't sounds like an ideal theme for a fabric design, it looks delightful!
Beatrix: >Giggle< Maybe I should change my name to 'Marsha'?
Barbara: >Ha-ha!< How droll!
Barbara's dress is decorated with lily of the valley, which got us very excited. We happen to love that flower. It has a beautiful fragrance when it blooms in the spring, and attractive foliage all summer long. Although it looks dainty, the stuff is as tough as nails. "As invasive as Genghis Khan" is how we've heard it described. You see lots of fabric with roses, daisies, poppies, and violets; but this is the first lily of the valley I've ever seen.
Barbara: And maybe I should change my name to Lily!
Beatrix: >Hee-hee!< We're so witty!
Since we're on the subject of both humor and lily of the valley, we leave you with this classic scene from the television show I Love Lucy (Vivian Vance was such an underappreciated talent!).
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