Friday, August 22, 2008
my word-slinging sister
My sister, Marla, (or "Lar-la" as P calls her) and her husband are moving into their first house today. We talk with her on Skype every now and then, and now when P sees the computer, it's very loud 'Lar-la!' 'Lar-la!' 'Lar-la!' 'Lar-la!'s.
Larla's a whiz with words, and has a business writing poems for other people's special occasions. So, for example, if you have an upcoming wedding and you're expected to give a toast but have no idea what to say, you send her some pertinent information (names, quirks, funny stories) about the people involved, and she will write your speech (in poem form) for you. Nifty, eh? She does these for any and all occasions, and they're pretty good. Okay, they're really good and very clever, even though she used to call me 'Piglet'. There was an article recently published on NovaNewsNow about her.
You can see her Etsy shop here. There's an article about her here, with a picture of her cooking up some rhymes.