Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: North Carolina
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Oh Geri I LOVE your story. I am The Laughing Magpie, there is a Australian wine with the same name, not why I use this name but, DH gave me some for Christmas two years ago. When I moved here from So.CA because it was eaiser for me to relocate (the bribe was I would not have to work unless I wanted to) DH had been married to a woman who was very notorious in these parts. Here in our small circle, south: Gossip the bitcher and meaner the best. Yep! Its served with sweet tea and a insincere smile. Every quicy tidbit is examined in titillating detail, this happens so often it takes on a life of its own. So this is how the word on the ex has come about some true, some with a whole nether world mystique. The part I did not appreciate is how so many wanted to share this gossip with me the newbe. As time went on I did not rise to the bait and acted uninterested. So the ante went up. I would get these calls and when I would say she didn't live here, people would argue and say things like since when, and I am her best friend and she will be back etc. So I started saying she has been gone for 4 yrs and he has married someone new, then they would say, can't be they never heard such a thing, so when did this happen and to who? I said her name is "Magpie". They would say what kind of name is that and I would say I believe she's a native american. This would get a you don't say. Pretty soon all over town people were talking about Magpie, DH's partners would tell him this rumor. It wasn't until he got the American Express invitation for his wife Magpie that he need to be fully enlightened, so he dubbed me Laughing Magpie because I was having a big laugh at the town gossips' expense and as we all know Magpies talk and talk and talk.
Robbie, Boo Boo, Yogi, and Misty's human.
Poohkey miss you, monkey.