Tuesday, July 18, 2006
Hello from Sarah Wray
When Bailey first asked me to help her out with her blog, I refused. I mean, what could I possibly have to say that would be interesting for someone else to read? I love to talk, don't get me wrong. It's just that I do my best talking to those I know. And I get along great with my customers. But then I can always talk about my merchandise. I'm not sure I have anything worthwhile to say on this blog. But she kept asking, and I ran out of excuses. So here I am.
Oh, I suppose I should properly introduce myself. My name is Sarah Wray. I own Simple Pleasures, the gift shop across the street from Java Joint. My customers like to tell me that they can always count on finding something unusual when they come into the store. And I work hard to make sure I don't get stuck in a rut with the merchandise. After all, if Kanner Lake's residents don't help support this business throughout the year, I'd be out of business pretty quick. So I'm always on the lookout for unique things. Right now, the oil lamp candles are real popular.
If you come to Kanner Lake on vacation, you'll have to come into Simple Pleasures to see the candles . . . right after you get a latte and sandwich from Java Joint. After reading your comments to blog posts, it will be like seeing old friends when you come to visit us!
You'll recognize me pretty easily, I think. I'm pretty short. I'm also a little on the heavy side, and I love to wear bright colors. Never did bother me . . . my weight, I mean. I figure the Lord gave me the body I have, I'll just make the most of it! So the brighter the color, the happier I am. Black, while it may be slimming, is just so depressing!
Bailey and I have been friends for a long time, and I was really glad to see her open up Java Joint. She loves people. And she felt it would be a good way to get to know folks, especially the tourists who come to Kanner Lake year-round. People seem to open up to Bailey. And a great cup of coffee plus a sandwich or pastry helps.
Going into Java Joint is like walking into someone's living room. Bailey makes it so welcoming and comfortable. Although now that I have my nice new helper, Paige Williams, I just send her across the street for my latte. Paige has been working for me for about two months. She's new to town. Quite shy. But, young men, she's single and beautiful! (She's 25.) Has the most glorious eyes. But she doesn't know she's beautiful, if you know what I mean. I like humility in a girl.
If Paige hears about this post, she'll probably want to shoot me, but, well, she knows I just love everybody and wish them the best, including her.
Readers out there--come to Kanner Lake and visit me and Paige at Simple Pleasures! We'll be delighted to see you.
-- Sarah Wray
Great job on the blog thing. I told you it wouldn't be that bad. And I should tell everyone, she's right about Paige. Quiet, keeps to herself, but she's a purty little thing. That is if you like 'em young and purty. I myself like a little meat on my woman's bones. Sturdy. There's a lot to be said for a good sturdy woman!
My wife loves shopping for scented candles (and we have a 26 year old son to fix up with your Paige).
No, I’m not.
See you soon . . . and make sure you have plenty of those candles. I plan to buy up large. :-)
Uh, this isn't for you T's or tourists as we call you. But for the gang at Java Joint. Guess who I saw on the way home from there a little bit ago? The ol' bat! 'Course bein' the cordial kind of guy I am, I raised a hand in sort of a wave--yes, Bailey, I used all five fingers--and the old sourpuss screwed up her face so tight it looked like a sucked in bellybutton. It was so hideous it's hard to describe. But I tell you I'll never know how she got famous. I mean, I have to admit she had a great pair of legs in her day, but if anyone had known back then how she'd turn out--eeegads! Give's me the heebie jeebies.
Maybe I've just been married too long. (Don't tell my wife I said that.)
(I have to visit, because I HAVE to meet S-Man!)
To all our readers--I have spoken with Edna San myself and really enjoyed our conversation. She has been very gracious to me. It's true she doesn't speak with folks in the community much, but she did move here to retire from the world's eyes upon her. Imagine if you'd spent your whole life being scrutinized as a world-renowned movie star.
Everyone in town knows who you're referring to and Edna San got famous because she deserved it. She was as good as Betty Davis, and maybe if you'd been hounded by paperazzi, and people trying to get a piece of you all the time, you'd turn sour, too. And I'm not so sure I believe you were using all five fingers when you waved at her. If your wife finds out what gossip you spread on this thing, she'll biff you up side the head and you'll deserve it!
Hi Sarah, nice blog post.
Edna is an ol' sour puss...and I'll tell ya' Sarah, I've seen her treatin' your help, real disrespectful like when they were trying ta' be nothing but helpful as far as I could see.
But Jake, behave...no name callin', ya' old coot!
Oh, geez Louise, I was writin' to congratulate you, Sarah...the new quilt display is just beautiful...very inviting!
Jake, I'll say a prayer that the good Lord doesn't strike you down for tellin' a fishin' lie. Other type lies are forgiveable but a fishin' lie is whole nuther thing. I expect Pastor Hank will be seein' you in church Sunday--and I'll be out fishin' for Johah!
My mom used to run a small antique store.
You take my advice-that girl wants to go fishing!
I can always find some odd little thing that inspires a new thought on Saurian culture.
You have some crazy ideas! Want to go and have a nice evening? Go shopping and have a dinner!
Jeb, you can tell me about the Californian's and broken potato peeler later. This isn't really the place for it. By the way, how did your colonoscopy go?
Anyway, thanks for the good suggestions, Sarah. I'll be in either Friday or Saturday to check them out. I'm sure I'll find the perfect item.
Links to this post:
Bailey Truitt ~ Java Joint owner
Leslie Brymes ~ reporter extraordinaire
Carla Radling ~ realtor at your service
Wilbur Hucks ~ ya gotta love him
Jake Tremaine ~ retired logger
Ted Dawson (S-Man) ~ sci-fi writer
Hank Detcher ~ pastor and friend
Janet Detcher ~ keeps Hank in line
Bev Trexel ~ retired teacher
Angie Brendt ~ Bev's best pal
Sarah Wray ~ Simple Pleasures owner
Jared Moore ~ Kanner Lake Times
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