Sunday, March 02, 2008

An American Eamon

I met an American Eamon the other day on the Blue Ridge Blog.

I thought he was such a stunning speciman of ovine charm that I asked Marie Freeman, who took the picture and writes the blog, if he would be interested in meeting Abby.

She said of course, which just goes to show what an imaginative creative interesting person she is (because imagine what you would think if you got an email from someone you didn't know asking if a sheep of your acquaintance might be interested in meeting an Irish writer of hers).

So anyway, the Blue Ridge Eamon is eagerly anticipating meeting our very own Abby Green. He's heard that she ditched the Irish Eamon, and he's thinking his chances are good. And now that he's learned that she is coming to the states for the RWA convention in San Francisco in late July, he is determined to meet her there.

I fear he has no concept of exactly how far it is from western North Carolina to Northern California. It'll be a long walk, I told him.

But a sheep can do anything if he puts his mind to it, Eamon says. And absolutely nothing if he puts his mind to that.

Frankly, I'm glad to see the 'can do' American attitude extends to our livestock as well as our humans. And since I'm going to be in SF as well for part of the time, I look forward to seeing them both there. (I'll take pictures).

So, Abby, what do you think? Up for a tryst with an American Eamon?

Anyone up for a wonderful blog with a great local flavor and terrific photos should check out Marie's blog regularly. My husband loves it, having spent many a summer in western North Carolina. And I've added it to my feed reader and am always delighted when she has a new post.

Thanks, Marie, for allowing your sheep to play on my blog! Much appreciated.

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Blogger Madeline said...

Anne, if Abby don't want him, I'll take him. Pa. is a much shorter walk for him. I'll be sure to check out Marie's blog. I've been down that way a few times myself. It really is beautiful country down there.

02 March, 2008  
Blogger Anne McAllister said...

It's gorgeous country down there, Mads. And Marie captures the best of it over and over. I do love "Eamon" and I'll tell him about how much shorter a trip it would be to PA!

03 March, 2008  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anne McAllister wash your mouth out with soap! I'd never abandon my Irish Eamon, he and I are just 'on a break', I would never be so cruel as to coldly dump him for another. Though I have to admit that your american Eamon does look extremely fit and er, handsome.
I think I'll stick my little cross eyed Eamon though...

03 March, 2008  
Blogger Anne McAllister said...

I thought your cross-eyed Eamon went home with the little girl! No? Well, imagine that.

The US Eamon (the E being silent) is still hankering after meeting you in SF. Marie has even offered to make sure he gets there. I'm not sure how he will handle the traffic -- or the marathon -- but given that is San Francisco, no one might notice that he looks a trifle, um, out of place?

03 March, 2008  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

My Eamon had a brief fling with Lola but seeing as how she is so young, she is fickle and dropped him soon after. I was here to pick up the pieces and show Eamon that a more mature woman forgives and forgets. I'll let him back into the house any day now.

03 March, 2008  
Blogger Anne McAllister said...

Poor Eamon, dumped by Lola and now locked out in the damp Dublin air away from his own true love.

I think that bodes well for my USEamon, actually. He's much more steady and responsible. He'd never go off with the pre-schooler. You might give him serious consideration.

03 March, 2008  
Blogger Annie West said...


What a lovely Eamon. So round and white and woolly. I'm sure Abby will adore him. I hope he doesn't wear himself out walking to California.


04 March, 2008  
Blogger Anne McAllister said...

Hi Annie,
I expect he's going to get an early start -- like maybe next week. That way he should be there by late July or early August. We hope.

04 March, 2008  

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