Friday, July 9, 2010

Mother May I?


My name is May Denison. I’m Skye’s mother. That girl couldn’t wait to get out of Scumble River. She left as soon as she graduated high school—don’t get me started on the awful things she said about her hometown in her Valedictorian speech. I couldn’t hold my head up for months. Then, instead of coming home after college she ups and joins the Peace Corps. Who in their right mind would want to go live in a hut with people who don’t speak English? Next, she decides to become a school psychologist. But does she go to school in Illinois? No. She flits off to Louisiana.

I was so happy when she finally moved back home a few years ago. I mean I wasn’t exactly happy that she’d been fired from her first job as a school psychologist, or that her fiancĂ© had jilted her or that she was broke, but, hey, if that’s what it takes to get her home...

Except, would you believe she refused to live with her dad and me? In my time single women lived with their parents until their wedding day—and sometimes even after that.

Speaking of weddings, we just had a doozey of a one here a few months back. One of Jed’s relatives from California decided to have her platinum wedding right here in Scumble River. It was too bad what happened to the wedding planner, but at least she was just an out-of-towner, and Skye did a great job putting on the shindig after that woman was murdered. (Don’t tell Skye I said that. I don’t want her to get a swelled head.)

Anyway Riley’s wedding started something, and I suspect there might be a couple more around here pretty soon. I just hope the right people marry each other.


  1. May, do you have hobbies? As Kelly said yesterday, spending time in yarn shops with friends (and in my case, my daughter) is great. As we knit and crochet, we form strong bonds. And not only in the yarn ;)

  2. That *does* sound like a doozy of a wedding! Murdered wedding planners? Wow. At least Skye was able to step in. :)

  3. "I suspect there might be a couple more around here pretty soon."

    Sounds like you've got good gut instincts :)

  4. I agree with you Mom Mae, it is time for Skye to get hitched. But I don't think she will quit her job at the high school or stop investigating murders in Scrumble River. You see I think deep down inside Skye LOVES Scrumble River as much as you do.
    Just saying.

  5. So Sorry I misspelled your name May.

  6. It's so important for the right people to marry. But so hard to guarantee!

  7. There's nothing like a good wedding! Of course, a wedding in which something goes just a little bit wrong can be fun, too. Unfortunately, all the weddings I've attended lately have been incident-free. Oh, well :)

  8. Opal--my hobbies are keeping my kids in line, cleaning house, and cooking.
    Riley, don't tell Skye I said so, but she's a good girl and always steps in when she's needed.
    Savannah--I do have good instincts thats why Skye should listen to my about her choice of husbands.
    Annette--once the little ones start coming, I think Skye will settle down.
    Avery--if you listen to your mother it's much easier to guarantee a happy marriage.
    Laura, maybe next time you can write "save me" on the soles of the groom's shoes and stir things up.

  9. Once you're a mom, you're always a mom!
    And a mother's job is never done :-)
    But May, you must put trust in your daughter, after all, you taught her well. Skye's done a good job so far.

  10. I'm late, but May who should Sky marry?

  11. Mae,
    Has an organization such as the FBI looked into the high per capita murder rate in Scumble River?

  12. That sounds like a heckuva wedding, Mae.

  13. Good to hear from you, May. You're my favorite person in Scumble River, and I enjoy your solid support to Skye. Nice to see you here and I hope you visit again soon! Lorraine