Words for Steph
from the Dougans
Well Steph, we’re going to miss you not least because you’re just about the best babysitter in the World, and you do it all for a Chicken Korma from Marks’s! Ben says any other babysitters would just be ‘pants’ and Jack says ‘Stefna’s the best!’
Seriously though we are all sad to see you go but happy for you too. You have been a good friend and we will miss you. We all wish you every happiness in the world and we’ll keep in touch through e-mail. Hopefully too we’ll come and see you next year by which time you will no doubt be talking in a languorous southern drawl and referring to the rest of the population as ‘them damned yankees!’
Meanwhile yippety dang and howdyeedoodee, keep a weather eye out for rustlers and liquored up commanches and watch out for Evil Eye McNeevil one of the wickedest meanest outlaws in the whole South. And if, while wandering around the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains you should come across a small boy shouting ‘Shane! Shane!’ Please strike him several times about the head.
Lots of love,
Tony, Ben and Jack.
We never saw her again!