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Monday, April 14, 2014

@VickiBatman ~ writer Marilyn Baxter shared a #handbag and we ooohhh and aaaahhhh

~Handbag Monday~

If it's Monday, its #handbag Monday. Today, I welcome a TRUE writing friend, Marilyn Baxter. Let's take a peek at her special bag:

This is my first Coach purse.  Even on clearance and with a % off coupon, it is the most I’ve ever paid for a purse.  But I love it!  I joked that given its value I should probably will it to my oldest granddaughter.  And then I decided it would be a great way to display my ashes after I’m dead and gone.  The purse, a vase of lovely flowers and my photo.  Yes?  Expensive as the purse was, it was still cheaper than the cremation urns I’ve looked at.  I think it would make for a classy funeral.  Don’t you?

I said that I love the purse and here’s why.  Aside from its gorgeous color, it meets my “purse specifications.”  Mine are pretty basic:  inside zipper pocket, inside pocket for my cell phone, roomy interior and an outside pocket for my car keys.  This one meets them all.  It actually has 3 outside pockets – one on the side away from the camera and one on each end. 

Do you have purse specifications?  Let’s compare notes.

Blurb for TEA FOR TWO:
Take one tea shop-owning divorcee, add a new-to-town attorney and two meddling grandmothers and the result is a romantic brew that will make everyone's dreams come true.

Find TEA FOR TWO: Amazon

Thank you, Marilyn, for being with me today!


Judy Baker said...

Your book sounds like a fun read. I use to not like purses, but now I do. Love the color of your new one.

Sylvia said...

Love the sound of your book, Tea for Two. I love matchmaking stories and have written several myself. Also love the idea of using your coach bag as an URN. HA!! Now that's classy.

Melissa Keir said...

That's a pretty color. I loved what you said about it being your urn. Now you have me thinking about urns in a new way! :) Might just decide to spring for that wonderful purse just for that reason! lol...

vicki batman said...

Hi, Judy! Thank you for visiting with Marilyn today. Hopefully, we have made you a handbag convert. Come back soon!

Hi, Sylvia! Marilyn really helped me develop my short story technique. Love her.

Hi, Melissa! Isn't the urn part hilarious. And gives me a great idea.... lol

Rayne Golay said...

Great handbag. I must still be in denial about my own mortality as I can't reconcile a great purse with my remains :) I enjoy all I have while I can, don't dwell on what comes after the fat lady has sung.
"Tea for Two" sound interesting.

Lani said...

Sounds like a great book!

Angela Adams said...

I l-o-v-e that handbag!!!

Marilyn Baxter said...

Hello all! I've been a bit under the weather today and just now getting online.

Judy, thanks for visiting!

Sylvia, I thought having a Coach urn was very classy. And it should be the talk of the funeral circuit for a while. I don't plan on clocking out for MANY years, but you can never be too prepared. ;-)

Melissa, when I saw that purse I knew it was for me because of the color. I'm a big fan of purple. Surprisingly it goes with just about everything and I get a lot of comments about the color.

Hi Vicki! Thanks for having me!

Rayne, totally understandable. Honestly, I think a serious car accident a few years ago made me begin to think about mortality. As I said above, I plan to live for many more years.

Lani, it IS a great book. LOL!

Angela, I l-o-v-e it too!

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