Thursday, June 26, 2014

A Rose by Any Other Name - Cozy Days of Summer

by Lucille Mazzarella of The Lucille Series
by Peg Cochran


Yo, Lucille Mazzarella here.  Yesterday when I was over at the A&P to pick up some nice capicola for Frankie’s lunch, I started looking at one of them magazines they keep by the checkout.  The gal in front of me had an item that didn’t have no price on it, so they had to send someone over to check what it was—turns out they sent Bruce and he ain’t too swift if you know what I mean—so I had plenty of time to read.  You know what got to me?  All these new words they use nowadays. 

Back in my day women used to be pregnant, you know?  Or maybe you’d say “in the family way” if there was kids around. Nothing fancier than that.  Now all these women have “baby bumps.”   And back in my day, which Bernadette is always telling me is when dinosaurs still roamed the earth, pregnant women either had a husband or they didn’t.  Now instead they’ve got these things called “baby daddies.”

We used to say a girl had a dynamite figure—like Brenda Zabaglione.  She was what we used to call “va va voom.”  Know what I mean?  Plenty of curves in all the right places.  But women don’t have figures no more, now they have “bikini bodies.”  What on earth does that mean? 

Politicians used to swear they weren’t telling us no lies, not that I ever really believed them, but now they call it being “transparent.”  Like what?  Casper the Ghost?   

Sheesh, I guess I am getting old.  I can’t hardly keep up with it all—tweeting and texting and something called Facebook.  And everyone taking pictures of themselves—Bernadette tells me they’re called “selfies.” 

Not that I want to go back to the old days when you had to do the dishes by hand and put your clothes through a ringer.  No, thanks.  I guess I’ll keep running and try to catch up. 


In honor of the Cozy Days of Summer, I'm giving away a copy of Unholy Matrimony--the second book in my Lucille series.  It is available for all e-readers.  Leave a comment with your email, and I will contact the winner.  Remember!  You have until midnight tonight to enter this giveaway!

Stop by my web site or my Facebook page and check out my other series "The Gourmet De-Lite series" and "The Sweet Nothings Lingerie series" written as Meg London.

37 comments:

  1. Sounds like another great series - can't wait to read it! Karen Spignese

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  2. Sounds good....someone else running to catch up.....Looking forward to following along!
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  3. I loved your post. Not only do we have new words but some words are used the wrong way and we all accept it.
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  4. We were just talking about how words have changed! Like the meanings of some words have changed so much that we don't like those words anymore. Thanks for the post!

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  5. Ringer no, but sheets dried on a clothesline, absolutely;

    DelAnne
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  6. This sounds great! Thank you for the chance to win. Dnrocker@yahoo.com

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  7. This series sounds fantastic. I love your other series. areewekidding@yahoo.com

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  8. Looking forward to reading this new to me series. Yes, there are a lot of phrases that have changed over the years. I work in a mental health facility and one example is that we can no longer say a patient is seeking attention. They are now "creative thinkers!" dbahn@iw.net

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  9. I have been wanting to read this, I hope I win! (I do agree with you on all of the "new" stuff, words and technology - really is hard to keep up). bubs(dot)girl(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  10. Now I know I'm getting old when I can relate to this. lol
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  11. sounds cute!! and she's right!!! the words we come up with.

    anne

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  12. Very unique. The words are many and new. Ellie rojosho(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  13. LOL at baby daddies. She sounds like a hoot.
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  14. Sounds like a fun read so pick me! Yarnsnthreads at AOL dot com

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  15. Sounds like fun. I'd love to win a copy!

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  16. Really enjoy the Sweet Nothings series. Would love to try this one.

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  17. I would love to read this, I really enjoy your books :)
    Jen Green jenzm79@yahoo dot com

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  18. Can't wait to read.

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  19. Sounds great, I can't wait to read it.

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  20. Sounds like a good read and a character I can relate to! robyncockerham@gmail.com

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  21. I can relate to all of Lucille's comments. I, personally, have never used a wringer washer, but I grew up with my mother using one.
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  22. Lucille, I know just what you mean!
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  23. Looks like another great mystery to give away!
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  24. I recently finished the last Gourmet DeLite book - I'll have to add this series to my TBR list! susierobertsmom(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  25. Sounds like a good book to add to reading list.
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  26. Always looking for new books to read. Mamamoongrrlie(at)gmail.com

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  27. Lucille must be my age - and not going to reveal that!
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  28. Lucille, a woman after my heart. LOL

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  29. I finally have smart phone...yay. But, I still have never taken a selfie. Must be the only one who hasn't. Can't see the point.
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  30. This sounds like such a great series!! I can totally hear her sassy voice while reading this. :)

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  31. I must be getting old, too---I remember using all those expressions.
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  32. It sure is hard to keep up with the changing language, isn't it Lucille? Usually by the time I get the meaning of a new saying, or figure out what something is now being called, it goes and changes again. Sure glad I have an adult granddaughter that can usually keep me updated. Her 'baby bump' isn't too big yet tho.
    And, thank you, Peg, for another book in your Lucille series - she's a hoot

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  33. Lucille is a hoot. Bobbipad@gmail.com

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  34. I love the title, going on my wish list !
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  35. So many books, so little time.....
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  36. Intriguing book. Perfect for summer. rojosho(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  37. This sounds like it will be a fun ready. vabedel@aol.com

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