Sanguine Sue always went
about her business with a cheerful attitude. No matter how gruelling and
painstaking the job she could always find a way to make the time she spent
with it positive and hopeful.
Now Sanguine Sue had five
sisters, Beautiful Bertha, Talented Tillie, Career Carey, Actress Anna
and Wandering Wanda. Each of them in turn came to their sister for tea and
cake and at different times.
languished over her cup this morning. Her slow soft gaze with deep blue
eyes could melt the butter on the cake she nibbled. However, if there was
a reason for her to become provoked, her eyes might flash with the
brilliance of a blue diamond.
“Sue!” Bertha smiled in
her disarming way. “How are you always so happy with never a sad moment
Sue was aware Bertha was
considered all beauty and no brains and she also knew this was very
untrue. This was the wisdom she shared with the girl. “I have a very
difficult problem with which I could use your very sharp mind to work
through.” “Will you please design this circular wall hanging for my front
door?” “It needs the help of someone who is gifted with the magic of
Before Bertha left that day
there was a new lovely geometric shape hanging on her sister's front door.
Now there was a new facet to the glow of the girl's flashing blue eyes. It
was one of appreciation for her own intelligence. The days to follow saw
the girl adeptly working through her own life with a renewed spunk and
willingness to succeed.
With love and happiness
Sanguine Sue was able to watch Beautiful Bertha in her success, but no
sooner was she comfortable with this pleasant part of her life when she
had a call from Actress Anna. “Are you free to meet me for lunch?” The
girl had a bit of a wistfulness in her voice.
“Oh please, Anna, can't you
come to my house?” “I have so many chores to do.” “I find it so hard to
Anna came up the front
drive and into the shelter of the overhang of grape vines. She stood back
a moment and with her very trained actress eye she observed every part of
the world around her.
"Please come into this
house.” “I have some tea and raisin cakes waiting I made just because I
know you like them so well.”
“Just a bite.” “My
waistline, you know.” Anna looked away and seemed to set her jaw.
They chatted about things
Anna didn't know because she was gone on the road so much. “Since you
write as well as you act maybe if you shared some of the things we do with
everyone else.” “For folks to see how we have done things back to the
times of so many eons ago, might be an inspiration to your screen
Thoughtful and quiet Anna
was ready to return to the quick and moving ways of her world. She now had
a purpose and a dream.
Sanguine Sue watched Anna
for the total distance out the drive and for as far as she could see. All
the way down the road and as she did so she smiled to herself, in her
mind already seeing the encouragement and love the thoughtful girl was
to bring to the entire great world.
When she turned to go back
to the kitchen the phone was ringing.
“Are you free?” Wandering
Wanda was on the phone.
Sue didn't take a moment to
think about what she had planned to do. “Sure.” “I'm home.” “Come on
out.” “There is tea and raisin cake waiting.”
Wandering Wanda stayed no
place for long. She was up and moving about the small kitchen as if it was
her duty to take care of things there. “I'm so bored.” She complained.
“You like your job?”
“Sure!” “It's a job.” “I
just get to feeling kind of trapped.” “You know.”
Sue looked longingly out
over her back yard with her mind there but, she turned instead to
Wanda. “You are a wild flower, my dear.” “Beautifully blowing in the
breeze.” “If I only had a camera every time I'm with you I'd record your
every move.” “Flowers, even wild ones should be recorded.” “What did
you ever do with your camera?”
“I don't know, stuck it
“Every state has its own
wildflower, you know.” Sue lifted her eyebrows.
“Hmmm, never thought about
that.” “Well, guess I'll be running along.” “Give me a hug and I'm off
“Uh!” “Which will be your
first state?” Sue grinned.
“Maybe Texas.” “It's
big.” “And I love those bluebonnets.” “Oh yes, I ran into Career Carey
and Talented Tillie.” “They are worried about you not getting out.”
“They are thinking you are just doing absolutely nothing.” “Wasting your
life away, and all.” “You aren't are you?” “I mean, wasting your life
away.” “Said, they would be out tomorrow.”
“Ah yes.” “Well.”
Sanguine Sue smiled her smile while she tilted her head to one side and
again glanced out toward her backyard with her far away look. “I must
find an absolutely delicious rare recipe from my Martha Stewart cook book
for them.” “They are so clever, you know.” “I'm sure we will have much to