Evangeline is such a dear - and just because she's my twin doesn't keep me from thinking she's hilarious! Yesterday was an example of both such "Evangeline" adjectives.....
Daddy and I had just parked in the driveway - we had been out for most the afternoon -when I got out of the van and happened to glance over at the neighbor's house...Then, who should I see emerging from their house but Evangeline, prancing down their stairs in MY high heeled boots and pressed apron with Batenburg lace! (You're probably thinking, "What in the world?" - that's OK because I was thinking the very same thing!) She proceeded to march me in the house, up the stairs and to our room. There I was greeted with a sign posted above our doorway - "The White Sands Hotel" (those of you who've seen the Road to Avonlea will get the connection).
Evangeline opened the door, ushered me in, sat me at a VERY elegantly decorated table and pronounced that she would be my waitress. Beside the table was a large menu.... Each word was embellished with Evangeline-styled French flair - "La" this, or "De" that.....
Now I must interrupt this narrative to say, quite honestly, I have never been served before by a waitress that acted quite like she did! She was grinning from ear to ear, almost bursting with enthusiasm and completely enthralled with her "delightful surprise"! (It was kinda' funny too, she looked a lot like someone I know......Come to think of it - she looked JUST LIKE ME!!!!!) Creepy!
OK - back on topic..... Dearest Evangeline proceeded to serve me one delicious course after another. The best part was the dessert though. While I downed the sweets, Emily scratched my back and Evangeline read me this poem she "wrote while trying to make the soup"..... Here is the poem:
A lady, oh so fair,
Blessed with grace and flowing hair.
Sweet and smile pass with zest,
Through all, lacked not the best.
She was a lady, oh so fair,
She was a lady with much flair.
Her name~ Lady Elizabeth
When she read this to me I laughed so ridiculously hard that I most certainly looked ANYTHING but the picture of "a fair lady" !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Oh, what a twin I have....You don't know what you're missing by not having a sister like her! Life is grand!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!