Some of you girls have wondered about the “Spinster” and “Old Maid” comments floating around and what it’s all about. With permission from Madison, I am about to tell you the ‘story’ behind it all 😀 Please don’t blame us if your sides ache when you’re done reading–neither Madison or I will accept responsibility for aching sides and consequently, the inability to get out of bed tomorrow…you’ve been warned!
Although I guess it depends on what sort of a mood you’re in…because you may find it not that funny, but hopefully it will make you smile 😀
Madison and I met through our Etsy shops and somehow she and I got to messaging each other back and forth…she is so fun (as you will soon see!).
It started out somehow about some people (they know who they are 😀 ) thought we were never going to get married because we don’t date, etc, and from there, well, it just got wild 🙂
Neither of us are really ‘proper’ old maids/spinsters. I don’t know how old you have to be to properly be called either, but it seems to me you have to be somewhere near a hundred. If either of us could spin, we could rightfully be called a spinster, as the term comes from ‘way back’ when the oldest daughter did the spinning for the family 😀
Anyhow, you have here the abriged version…I’ve taken out any uninteresting details.
There weren’t many 😀
“Ohhhhhh, yes. I’m already getting the ‘do you have your permit yet?’…
Ahhhh, us poor spinsters. Good thing we’re so INDOCTRINATED so that we THINK that we’re content at home, because we’re going to be there forever, scrubbing floors! LOL! 😀
ROFL! That is hilarious! Yes, it is a *very* good thing that we are so indoctrinated or brainwashed or something!!! Sometimes I think of what Granny said about Ellie Mae on one Beverly Hillbillies show I saw: “She’s almost 18! You don’t want her to be an old maid, do you?!!!” 😀 Like Daddy always says, “It’s better to be married to the right person for 40 years than to the wrong one for 50!”
I think I’ll go scrub floors…
LOL! Oh I wish we could meet you all sometime! I quite agree…I love your sense of humor, and if you haven’t figured out from our blog yet, we *love* a good laugh!
Well, if we ever come near Washington, we’ll be sure to tell you, and if you are coming through Indiana, you better be sure to tell us!!! 😀 lol!
Do have fun with the bread and the floor!
Your spinster friend,
Oh, stop it! 😀 I can’t laugh any more, and I really DO need to make some bread, though the floor was washed the other day! 😀
Oh, do you like to laugh? I never would have guessed, you stoic spinster, you! 😉 Hee,hee!
And if you think I’m funny, oh, how I wish you could meet my dad!!!!!!!!!
Still rolling on the floor, which is hard to do while making bread, but you MADE me do it!!
♥ Madison ♥
Yes, we staid old maids are quite *ahem* un-staid at times…okay, most of the time!!! You must have gotten your sense of humor from your dad! Daddy is pretty funny, too! He gets us laughing so hard sometimes!
Hmmm…are you rolling the bread out, on the FLOOR?! 😀 Are you rolling out breadsticks? Does it enhance the flavor?! I’m glad you washed the floor the other day! LOL!
No, no, no! Have you ever worked out gluten free bread dough? It’s the consistency of thick peanut butter! 😀 It’s all smeared all over, and I’ll never get it off if it’s on the floor…. 😀
I think you can match up to me in making people laugh, Jessica!! I’m going to get a sideache. I left a comment-a rather long one on Anna’s fruitfly post. I’m in a ‘funny’ mood today! 😀
♥Madison ♥ (a note from Jessica…you can see the fruit fly post, complete with crazy comments here 😀
Oh, oh yes! I forgot! I’ve not actually worked with it, but I’ve seen Susannah work with it!!! 😀 You’re going to have to wash the floor all over again with that stuff!
We went right over to see your comment…oh that was HILARIOUS! 😀
Tomorrow, when we wake up with sore sides, we’ll just blame each other!!!
“It’s all your fault!” 😀
And I didn’t really get in on the floor, I was just spoofing. 🙂
trying to sit up straight and failing,
LOL! As we tell each other when we’re laughing so hard we can’t breathe, “Breathe, Madison, breathe!!” 😀
I am relieved to hear that you didn’t have the floor to clean up as well as try to get the bread off of the floor!! LOL!
Oh yes! Anna went and fixed up a little swimming pool for the fruit flies and so far only Fred has fallen in, she said 😀 Hazel and whats-her-name must not have been extremely impressed tonight 😀 lol!
Jessica a.k.a.Spinster 😀
BTW, I’m breathing now. 😉
-The brainwashed Old Maid
ps it usually takes awhile for the fruit flies to decide to swim, they are so busy basking in the lovely smell……… 😉
I’m very glad to hear that you’re breathing now 😀 lol! And Anna said to tell you that Hazel and her friend jumped in with Fred not that long ago 😀
Well, this tired spinster had better head to bed…and rest my weary bones (and don’t forget…the SORE muscles!) LOL!
The Indoctrinated Spinster
Good, I’m glad that Fred is not alone- the first time you said “only Fred has fallen in” I forgot that I had named a fruit fly Fred, and I thought you were talking about your dog! 😀 silly me! I was thinking “Well, that must be a really big bowl!…… 😀
-The Old Maid
P.s. you will have to change the fruit fly swimming pool once in a while, because they get a little wary when they see 20 of their friends on the bottom of the pool not moving: “Mildred! Mildred! Speak to me! Come up here, you’ve been down too long!” ;D
ROFL! Your description of the fruit flies made me laugh again!!! “Fred” (the fruit fly, not the dog!) has many friends in fruit fly heaven with him…okay, never mind, there is no such thing!
Okay, I better go for now…I need to do dishes (and scrub floors, being the proper spinster I am! LOL!)
And so there you have it…how the Spinster and the Old Maid met, and why they have taken on such names 😀