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Thursday, January 3, 2013

The Lurches arrive in Knoxville

This is an update on Letty Lurch and her twins from my guest blogger, Patty, who has been harboring Pat.Pending for the last 19 months....



Letty Lurch and the twins, Larry and Linda, arrived at the Knoxville bus station just in the nick of time. Although she had tried to disguise her condition with a muff, Letty was heavy with child.
 
 
 
 
Two concerned fellow passengers whisked Letty to the hospital.
 

 

 
                      ...still whisking.
 

 
 
 
Letty gives birth to a bouncing baby Lurch.
 
 

 
 
The good citizens of Knoxville are outraged that they have been harboring a deadbeat dad in their midst. They demand that Loxley Lurch a.k.a. "Pat Pending" be found. Officer Flagg vows to track him like a dog. 
 

 
 
But where is Loxley? What could have persuaded this upstanding man to abandon his family and go into hiding?
Apparently (under the influence of his nefarious cousin Lazarus) Loxley has incurred a rather unfortunate gambling debt, and the Caco gang is determined to collect. The chip on the nose was just a warning of things to come!
 
(What idiot would bet on a hand like that! I suspect that Loxley isn't too good at math.)
 
 
 
 
 
He's been hiding out at the old Converse place near Gatlinburg, trying to keep his family safe from the mob and earn a little money to pay off his debt!
 
 
 
 
Who would have believed that a little hard work could raise enough cash to get the Caco mob off his back AND have a little left over?
 
 
 
 
As soon as he hears the good news, Loxley rushes to the hospital to see the baby Letty has decided to name "Irene"--not a usual Lurch name, but Loxley is too happy to care. So what if he's been gone for 554 days? If Loxley were good at math, he wouldn't have gotten himself into gambling trouble in the first place.
 
 
 
 
Reunited at last!  With the extra money he made doing chores on the farm, Loxley has invested in one of the popular food trucks.  Who knows where the Lurches will go next?


 


 

8 comments:

  1. Really fun! I love all of your mini stories! xo Jennifer

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    1. This mini story is courtesy of my friend Patty...Letty and her beautiful children actually moved to Knoxville and are house-shopping among Patty's little houses..with Loxley, of course. I hope she guest blogs again soon....or just maybe she will decide to start her own little blog!!

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  2. I hear there's a good living to be made with food trucks in Nashville ... but it may be best to stay in the mountains Loxley might "fall off the wagon" and be drawn to "do wrong" given the bright lights and Honkey Tonks on lower Broad (Broadway) heck sometimes even "good girls gon'a go bad" down on Broad ! Cute cute adventure Elaine

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    1. Hmmn. Wonder if Loxley will be selling any of his "mountain dew" from his new food truck? Only Patty knows...

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  3. I love this post. It is so much fun to see all the different miniatures displayed in the story. Lucky for Loxley that he is so bad at math, otherwise the fact that the baby doesn't really look like him might be a tip off. I hope that Letty works the till in the food truck so they can make some money. I hope we hear more from your guest blogger.
    Susan

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    1. Yes,Patty does have some great miniatures....and I know she has some more fun stories! Just hope she will share them!

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  4. The chip on the nose does look painful. Ouch... I just adore the Red Robin Barn. The lunch truck is just awesome. And that snazzy bus terminal. What fabulous props to use in the ongoing mystery. Hope the baby is doing okay.

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    1. Maybe you need a Red Robin Barn way out in Prescott!!

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