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Jack and Stephen are on the move again, this time traveling with me to California.  They met a very gracious hostess - two, actually.  One my niece Amelia, and the other a small porcelain lady named Rose.



Rose meets "the young gentlemen," as Amelia called them.


Rose was most obliging in preparing dinner for the visitors.


Rose and Jack had the following conversation.

Jack (me):  Where's your husband?  Is he away?  Or is he dead?
Rose (Amelia):  Well first, can I ask you a question?
Jack:  Of course.
Rose:  Are you in the war?
Jack:  Yes, I'm in the navy.
Rose:  Is he in the navy? (looking at Stephen)
Jack:  Yes, he's a doctor in the navy and I'm a captain of a ship.
Rose:  Well that's good.  My husband is in the war too.  
Jack:  What does he do?  Is he a soldier?
Rose:  He's in the navy too.
Jack:  Is he a captain of a ship?
Rose:  Yes.  I think he knows you.
Jack:  Really?  What's his name?
Rose:  Joe.
Jack:  What's his last name?
Rose:  Bob.
Stephen:  Jack, do we know a Captain Bob?
Jack:  Of course!  We met Captain Bob at a party at Admiral Harte's house.
Rose:  Oh good.
Jack:  He said he had the most beautiful wife in the world.  That must be you!
Rose:  That's nice.  I think he'll be home soon.  He'll like to see you.
Jack:  Yes, I'd love to see Captain Bob again!  What's the name of his ship?
Rose:  The Bob.

Captain Bob is standing next to Stephen.

Apparently Jack and Stephen's ship had sunk at one point, and Captain Bob rescued them.  They were the only two survivors.  So Jack was distraught when Captain Bob kept falling from the top floor of the dollhouse, and he had to rush down and rescue him.

Then it was time for bed, and Rose obligingly gave the gentlemen a bath!  First Jack...


And then Stephen.


Amelia and I had this exchange.

Amelia:  Look at her!  Haha!
me:  It looks like she's going to kiss him.
Amelia:  Uh oh!  He'll say "ptewh!"
me:  Won't Capt. Bob be jealous?
Amelia:  Why?
me:  If she's kissing someone else?
Amelia:  She's not really kissing him.  But if she was going to, she'd rather kiss the other guy, Jack.
me:  Why?
Amelia:  Because he's handsome.  And Stephen has painted on hair.

Haha, poor Stephen!  She also made remarks on how short he is, shorter than Rose or Captain Bob, and even shorter than Jack!!!

Meanwhile, Natalie made a sculpey boy named Alexander, and she pronounced that he will be Jack's new son.  She is also sending along a bottle of wine for them.


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Date: 2009-02-16 06:47 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] mcbat.livejournal.com
Hahaha that's awesome. I especially liked the bathing scene. I commend your niece on her choice of names, as well. Joe Bob has graced many of my own original works.

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Date: 2009-02-16 07:10 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] mstallulahbelle.livejournal.com
LOL!!! I love it! I'm sure that Jack & Stephen are enjoying their time.

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Date: 2009-02-16 07:15 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] ladybugjo.livejournal.com
LOL!!! I love Captain Joe Bob. He sounds like someone that would come from my neck of the woods. Captain Joe Bob the Redneck Sailor who began his navy career when he was pressed into service at the time when His Majesty's Ship The Renown took an unfortunate detour to the American South.

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Date: 2009-02-16 07:29 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] nightkate.livejournal.com
I would want to sail on HMS The Bob, too.

And yeah, who would want Stephen with his painted on hair. *tsk*

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Date: 2009-02-16 08:28 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] kindstar.livejournal.com
If Stephen's painted-on hair didn't wash off in the bathtub, I hope it didn't wash off today when you are supposed to leave for Alaska, seeing's how I couldn't even get to work this morning because the weather is so bad. I hope you and Jack and Stephen, and for that matter your family here, are all weathering the weather well, and that you get safely and dryly on the next leg of your journey.

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Date: 2009-02-16 08:53 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] luthien-black.livejournal.com
Haha, that just made my day - and I've had a fairly average day, so I needed it. Thank you :)

I've missed M&C - I really need to read them/watch the movie/generally indulge when I get home. Alongside all the other things I'll be indulging in...like sunshine...and warmth...and red wine...

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