Not a Whisper" which is due out at Amazon and Smashwords soon.
Good afternoon, Mrs. Tucker. We appreciate your stopping in for a visit.
Oh please, it's just Pansy. I feel so old when I hear Mrs. Tucker. Makes me think of my ex-mother-in-law, the old...oops. Nevermind.
Okay, Pansy it is. That's not a common name. Any history behind it?
My mother's name was Rose, mine is Pansy and brother was Thorne and my baby sister is Lily. I think you see the theme there. I went with tradition for my daughter and named her Rose. I gave my son a break, his name is Donald but his middle name is Thorne. Now my sister Lily, she went with conventional names like my niece, Cherie.
I see, that makes sense.So tell us a little about your children.
As I said, I have a daughter, Rose. She's a Lieutenant in the US Navy, working towards her twenty years. Then there is my son who lives with his partner in Jamestown, NY. They have the cutest little antique shop they named Past Times. Isn't that the cutest name?
Um, yes it is. I can see you're proud of your kids. Have you lived in Klondike all your life?
No, I lived in Pittsburgh until my divorce. I moved here to get away from him and his arm candy. Yup, married his secretary. Of course now I understand about dating younger folks. I've-
I think we'll stop right there. Thank you. It sounds like your son got his love of antiquing from you. You're the owner of Tucker's Treasures, right?
Yes I am although it's not really an antique shop as much as a mish-mash of used stuff. Sort of an eclectic mix of things, kind of like me!
I understand you've had some health issues?
Well, I've suffered from asthma since I was a child but I guess you're referring to my recent heart attack. I have no idea what all the fuss was about. You can see that I'm doing fine now. Doctor tried to tell me to stop eating the foods that I love and to quit drinking. Like that's going to happen. Which reminds me, I brought you a box of homemade candy.
Oh my, that looks good. Thank you. So you love to cook and bake?
That's probably my number one hobby followed by my Zippo lighter collection. I buy, sell and trade both in my shop and online. I love ebay.
Oops, I just noticed the time, I'm afraid we have to cut this short. Any last words for our readers?
Yeah, stay home. Don't come to Klondike. It's already too crowded. We like our quiet little town nestled in the Allegheny National Forest. [snicker] Just kidding, it is a great place to visit. Gorgeous woods, Kinzua Dam for boating, camping and hiking - yup, a great vacation spot.