01 November 2010

Farewell, Francie!

Who is Francie, you ask? Until now you've only seen her in Mii form:



Let me give you a recap: Francie has been our landlady since we moved into our building about four years ago. She doesn't drive, she takes long walks with her dog at 5:00 a.m., and she wears exotic outfits (when I met her she was wearing all purple--boots, leggings, skirt, jacket, jewelry, hat, makeup). She is also very meticulous about maintaining our building and the grounds. We often find handwritten notes (we don't think she has a computer) on the front door updating us on the various happenings accordingly.

For example, once she wrote an obituary for the plum tree that fell over in the backyard (sorry, no picture of this one). She left notes outside telling passers-by to clean up their messes.



She periodically left notes on our car informing us that we were parked too long and would be towed.



She left notes everywhere informing the delivery men and mailman that they couldn't leave packages unattended (but how did she type this one???).



She posted 'No Smoking' signs everywhere. One morning she left a note warning us of the dangerous icy conditions. She left notes reminding us to wipe our feet when it was snowy outside.



And probably my favorite memory of her was when she set up a cat house in the common area out back and then later shoveled a walkway so the wild animals to get to the cat house/critter motel during a blizzard (you should click on these links--they're classic!).

Unfortunately though, she and the building's owner recently decided to part ways. So when we brought her some delicious homemade cookies to say thanks for being a great landlady to us all these years, naturally we took a picture together:



So Francie, this blog entry is dedicated to you (sorry you can't read it, maybe it's time for a computer?). We'll miss all your handwritten notes around the building, your exotic yet color-coordinated outfits, and our lingering chats when we'd walk to our car while you were watering the plants. Farewell, Francie!

3 comments:

deidra said...

You had me scared Francie had died. So glad that isn't the case. I still remember her Mii from our visit three years ago. She's memorable!

rachel tanner said...

Francie, you will be missed. I knew you for basically two months. Your wigs were pretty tight. &when you were scraping that stuff off the front of the door? Yeah, that was cool to watch :)

Jay said...

Looks like you Photoshopped your Wii character onto the photo where that woman is holding a bag of cookies.