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A place in which I will keep my parodies of Sarah Maxwell's Moody Family series.

Come and Meet the Bagwell Family! Starring Maude Bagwell, an old woman in her mid 70s who isn't ready to retire from adventure. She is joined by her two sidekicks, Jane Bagwell, a 22 year old college student who works at summer camp, and Alexa Bagwell, who is 21 and studying to be a paramedic. Come and join our friends the Bagwells as they spend some time interacting with.... The DOODYS!

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Trynn Cleans Ceiling Fans

I have been rebuked by a fellow FJer for doing the cleaning post wrong. So, here's an attempt at doing it right. Today was the day of the week where my job makes us clean the ceiling fans. My boss took the initiative, telling me I'd better get off my cell phone and do some actual work if I was interested in getting paid. I purposed in my heart that I would dust the ceiling fans. While I went to the office to flip the switch that would turn on the fans, I thought about death. Would deat

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The Doodys Go Caroling (Carroling? Carrolling?)

Jane shivered. She turned up the setting on her electric blanket as Maude aimed a blowdryer at the window. She was covering them with plastic for the winter, which was a pain in the ass to do. Alexa, having already helped her grandmother attach the plastic to the windows, was boiling water on the stove for hot chocolate and Kahlua. All of a sudden, the doorbell rang. Grandma Maude glanced out the window at the swiftly falling snow. "Who on earth is out on a day like this?" "The mailman

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Do the Maxwells Ever Interact With People Under 50?

In going through the book A Summer With The Moodys, I have noticed a pattern. My rough drafts that I've been posting are mainly of the Doody's neighbors and acquaintances and how they see the Doodys. But the thing is, all the characters are too similar. Part of that may be that I'm not really that great at writing (yet), but part of it is that most characters the Doodys interact with in this book are described as being, "elderly," "old," "older man," "grandmotherly," etc. I know that t

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In Which The Doodys Meet Mrs. Clifton

“Mrs. Clifton, you have some visitors. I hope you have a nice visit.” Miss Jenkins said as she disappeared from the room.   Mrs. Clifton was sitting in a reclining chair, reading Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban. She looked a little tired but otherwise healthy. Her hair was pulled back into a silvery bun. Her face was peacefully calm. She wore a light pink dress and matching slippers. Mrs. Clifton waved them to come closer. Howdy Doody shook her hand. “Good morning!” he said in

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Sharon Meets the Doodys

Another rough draft of my parody Summer With The Doodys. In this episode, the Doodys meet Mrs. Clifton's neighbor, who has been taking care of Honey and is devastated because she's been searching the neighborhood all morning. She's desperately hoping she won't have to start distributing flyers.   Sharon Baker looked up from her work. Her heart sank Oh no she groaned inwardly. A family with 4 children was ringing he neighbor's doorbell. One of the boys looked at her, and she quickly ben

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Summer With The Doodys Chapter 1: Mr. D

I've decided to go ahead with the "Summer With The Doodys" idea. These posts are my first drafts... lol I have you guys to help and critique, right? Right. So, here's chapter one. Mr. Doody hears a noise and goes out to investigate. But he doesn't plan on waking up his neighbor, Mr. Delome. Mr. Delome jerked out of bed, heart racing. It took him a moment to realize where he was. His own bed, his own house. He heard again the loud clang! clang! Clang! Mr. Delome threw on a robe and cinched i

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Yard Work With The Doodys

This story has 2 alternate endings. I honestly couldn't decide which I liked better, so I included both.     Maude Bagwell quietly observed the Moody family –all dressed alike this morning in khakis and olive green shirts, with beige gloves-- walked up the sidewalk toward their house. What do they want now? She thought Warily. “Good afternoon Mrs. Bagwell, how are you this fine afternoon?” “I am well, thank you, and yourself?” “I am very happy to be alive on this bl

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Pranking The Doodys

8. The title of this chapter is “Business rolls in.” Was that supposed to be a pun? In any case, this is the story where Maude gives the Moodys a rat to petsit, as a joke.     Maude Bagwell went to the telephone. “Grandma's not serious, is she?” cousin Jane whispered to Alexa, who shrugged helplessly. “Hey, I have my hearing aid in today girls.” “Sorry grandma.” The cousins chorused. “I mean, come on, I'm old. What's old age for if you can't mess with people?”

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Trick or Treating With The Doodys Story 2

Trick of treating with the Doodys, part 2 (because I am a bit dissatisfied with the way the last one went.)     While Jane and Alexa took Katie and Xander trick or treating, Grandma Maude took her younger great grandchildren, Madison and Mason. Jane and Alexa hadn't felt they could manage 4 children by themselves, and Katie and Xander didn't want to go T&Ting with the babies anyway. So Madison and Mason dressed as Elsa (drink!) and Fluttershy, respectively. The 3 year old

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Trick or Treating With The Doodys Story 1

Trick or treating with the Moodys   Jane and Alexa, needing little excuse to go out trick or treating, had quickly volunteered to take their little cousins, Kate and Xander with them. They were going out for the kids, of course. So of course they had to wear their own costumes and have their own trick of treat bags. They had spent weeks scouting out the best neighborhoods for the event, and had even put the family dog in a lion costume. Alexa was going as Wednesday Addams, and had argu

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Hiking With The Doodys

“We should have brought a first aid kit,” Mitch offered.   “That would have been really smart. I wonder why Aunt Olga didn’t tell us to.”   The truth was that Aunt Olga simply hadn't thought of it. She'd thought, like most people who hiked regularly, that a first aid kit was just an obvious thing one should bring, much as how one always brings a map (or GPS) on a road trip. Aunt Olga was the type of woman who assumed that most people generally had enough brain cells that

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The First Story

This is the first Moody Parody I ever wrote. Taken from Summer With The Moodys. The Moody family is going door to door advertising the children's businesses. I thought it would be fun to take a look at the Moodys through the eyes of their neighbors. Please note that the Maxwells never wrote about a Miss Marple. That's supposed to be a joke, but I'm not sure I made it well. Oh well.   Ding-dong!   Alexa looked up from her textbook. That couldn't be cousin Jane already, sh

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More Moody Paradies (parodies? How do you spell that anyway?)

This is taken from one of our favorite Scenes in Sarah Maxwell's Moody Book 1: Summer with the Moodys. This is the scene where the Moody family is entertaining Mrs. Clifton, hearing all about her missionary years. I decided to write the scene from Mrs. Clifton's point of view. Enjoy.   ….... It took about 20 minutes for the Moodys to arrive with Mrs. Clifton at the Moody's house.   As they pulled into the driveway, Mrs. Clifton uttered a cry of surprise. “Oh,” she said, taken

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Trynn

Rename the Moodys

Alright, I need names for the Moody characters, in case there's any liability issues. There shouldn't be, but just to make it clear. I was thinking of calling them the Doody family, but does anybody have any better ideas? The father: Howdy Doody The Mother: doodley Doody Oldest Boy: Bax (short for Baxter) Doody Oldest Girl: Trudy Doody Youngest Boy: Bitch Doody Youngest Girl: Baddy Doody. But I know you all can probably do better than me, so, give me some better ideas!

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