Okay, Now that Van, from Vanbytheriver has posted about our meeting last week, I have to catch you up. It was so much fun. I sent her a picture, but she swore she’d know me anywhere. I guess she didn’t think there would be that many round ladies in a blue-and-white gingham checked shirt and white knee pants with wild silver hair grinning like a possum and waving like mad on the Septa Platform. Believe it or not, it turns out she was right. I knew her the minute I saw her! She had a smile a mile wide, probably because she was anticipating a serial killer and pleased I didn’t look the part, so if you’re looking for a convincing serial killer disguise, try mine. Turns out, my daughter had warned me that Van might be a serial killer, till I reminded her I’d set up the meeting. Wouldn’t it have been an amazing coincidence if we had both been serial killers stalking each other instead of WordPress bloggers meeting up for the first time? What a premise for a story!
We laughed and swapped stories like we’d grown up together. I feel like she’s my sister, now. We tried on hats in a consignment shop. Van looked adorable in the cute little paper hat with a flower. I looked like a crazed Southern Belle in my white veiled wedding hat. All I needed was a mint julep to complete the picture. You’ve probably already wondered what in the world in was doing in that hat in my Ask Auntie Linda pictures. Well that explains it. I did end up getting a complete set of Roger’s Silver Plate for eight in a lovely case for $42. I just love vintage stuff. I had more fun than I’ve had in such a long time. I wish I could meet all my WordPress friends. If you ever want a meetup, let me know. If you haven’t read Van’s article, please check link above. She is not a serial killer, as far as I know.