Evelyn Couch: Towanda! Righter of Wrongs, Queen Beyond Compare!
Ninny Threadgoode: How many of them hormones you takin’, honey?
~ Fried Green Tomatoes (1991)
This birthday card is for all of us Towanda’s – us chickie ladies who are allegedly past our prime. Face it – We may not be younger and faster, but we have better insurance!*
And! We (or, that is I) get to retire in just eight days! How crazy is that!?
Even though I using that R word (“Retire”), I’m still just a spring chicken. I started working for the State of Texas when I was just a baby chick and the State practically raised me. 25 years later, I hope I made Mama Texas proud.
I’m crazy excited about this new chapter. And, at the same time, I know I’m sure going to miss my committed fellow surveyors and the darling dear residents and staff of the nursing homes – all the amazing people who have conspired with me to improve the lives of our seniors. My friends.
*That line about being well insured is one of my favorite lines from the movie Fried Green Tomatoes, one of the best movies of all time based on a book by one of my favorite authors, Fannie Flagg. It’s about friends, best friends.
Tips & Techniques
You can read about how I used the Chicken Wire die cut to create the peek-a-boo front for this card over at my post at CutCardStock.com.
Here’s the inside of the card. It’s super simple, but I like the way it peeks through the front.
Here’s the rest of the recipe and the Copic Markers I used.
Of course, I’m not retiring from Catered Crop. I’ll be back soon with more tall tales, new adventures and more recipes. The secret’s in the sauce.