During the month of April, I participate in the Blogging from A to Z Challenge. That is 26 posts in one month, for each letter of the alphabet, time off for good behavior on Sundays. Over 1000 bloggers are participating this year, and last I checked, I’m #974. This year, Millie and Willie Cottonpoly, my sock puppet creations, are here to tell you their story and share reviews, ideas, and inspiration with you. They’re also helping to teach theatre classes for kids in the Brainerd area, and continue to view and review theatre productions and some books. This retired couple doesn’t just sit around watching reruns on MeTv. (Although, Willie does like to put up his feet whenever Petticoat Junction comes on. It’s that sound of the train whistle. Millie makes no apologies for watching the Lassie marathon while holding her dog Tillie on her lap.)
C is for the Coco Moon Coffee Shop in downtown Brainerd, MN. Millie and Willie drop by now and then for a moonshot and one of the Biker Chef’s delicious scones. Mary spent hours here writing her first play, Coffee Shop Confessions. That’s where the two of them met. Must be something about the smell of coffee, the energy of the place, and the delicious treats.
Millie: Rise and shine, Willie! We’re meeting Mr. Happy at the Coco Moon this morning.
Willie: (leaps out of bed, puts his pants on, and heads towards the door) If they’e out of the Biker Chef’s blueberry/white chocolate chip scones, I’m going to be so disappointed.
Millie: You could branch out and try a raspberry/white chocolate scone, or a Plain Jane with the Maple Cinnamon.
Willie: When you have a favorite, you have a favorite. Step on it, Millie. That Mr. Happy always beats us there.
The couple enters the already crowded coffee shop. The espresso machine sounds like a train engine. Willie can’t help himself, he starts singing I’ve been working on the Railroad, all the livelong day. Millie rolls her eyes, but no one can hear her say, “Oh, for Heaven’s sake.” Mr. Happy waves at the Cottonpoly’s. He already has his drink in his hand.
Mr. Happy: Good morning, Millie, Willie. Looks like a full house today.
Willie: They’d better not be out of blueberry/white chocolate scones. You didn’t snag the last one, did you Mr. Happy?
Millie: Relax, Willie. I just bought three. Looks like we’ll have to find a table outside. This place is humming this morning!
The three friends find a table. Willie quickly dives into his scone, moaning with pleasure.
Willie: I’ve traveled this country on every stretch of railroad track and never had coffee so sweet, nor scones that are so soft, moist, and delicious. Are you going to finish yours, Millie?
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Journaling Prompt: What’s your favorite warm beverage and who do you like to share it with?
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Black coffee, plain and strong, in a little beachside cafe called The Bluebird, in a small village (Ferring) In West Sussex, UK. Really popular with dog walkers, they allow well behaved dogs to join their humans inside during breakfast. I plan to be there for Eggs Benedict tomorrow with my husband, where we’ll surround ourselves with waggy tails, good food and then a walk on the beach in the (hopefully) spring sunshine.
Millie and Willie would LOVE this place. They would be so excited to bring their dog, Tillie. I think I’ll join them. Thanks for the delightful description this morning!
Espresso, my study. I share it with Scrivener (and Trevor helps with my biscuits).
These places are so special. Like Kimberley I also live on the Sussex coast and a brisk walk to a seafront cafe and a decent brecky is the perfect way to start a perfect day!
I need to visit there some day!
Cute! And he’s right, when you have a favorite, you stick with it.
…but of course it is coffee 🙂
And how nice of Mr. Happy to buy scones for all three of them 😀 😀 😀 (love the stories!)
Thanks. They are an inspiring couple.
This blog challenge could be tough on the diet — all this yummy food makes me hungry for a scone!
I’ve never liked coffee, but I am a bit tea fan, especially since I stopped drinking Diet Coke a few months ago. Funny, I prefer hot tea to the iced variety.
I also like tea, hot or cold. And, yes, we having fattening posts!
I’m a tea drinker and I like all kinds. Although, I keep decaf tea on hand so I can drink some before bed and not have my sleep ruining by being hyper.
~Patricia Lynne aka Patricia Josephine~
Member of C. Lee’s Muffin Commando Squad
Patricia Lynne, Indie Author
I can’t drink caffeine after noon!
I LOVE your theme! This is such a fun story 🙂 I will definitely play catch up with the first two posts. This is the first day I’ve been able to sit down and read. Wow! Over 1,000 bloggers signed up. That’s amazing…but not as amazing as those blueberry scones sound!!
They are the best scones in the whole world!
I love your play! Excellent.
What my favourite drink? Starbucks Coffee Latte.
Visiting from the A to Z Blog Challenge 2015.
Patricia at Everything Must Change
Thanks for visiting, Patricia. Willie and Millie are waving.
Favorite warm beverage? Coffee.
The other day I had the most delicious chococcino or was it a mochachino… I forgot…