Friday, July 31, 2009

Bumble Bee: Invite People Home

Editor’s Note: My guest today is Beatrice Bumble, but most of us call her Bumble Bee. I originally asked her if she would write a post for my blog, but what she came up, while great, didn't realy seem to fit my site. I told her she ought to send it to the webmaster at their church, so you may be able to read it there. What I have for you today is another interview.



Timothy Fish:
Bumble Bee, I want to say that it is really good of you to do this.

Bumble Bee:
It's my pleasure. You know me. I want to do anything I can to help and I love having company.

Timothy Fish:
You've had a rough life.

Bumble Bee:
I suppose, but I don't think of it that way.

Timothy Fish:
You had a child when you were young and gave her up for adoption. You had a miscarriage after you got married. You and your husband couldn't have children. Then he died.

Bumble Bee:
Well, now that you string it all together like that, it sounds a lot worse than it really was. Besides, I get to see my daughter once in a while now and my grand daughter is still staying here with me.

Timothy Fish:
And you have a house full of friends every Sunday after church.

Bumble Bee:
Yeah, that's right. I wasn't sure you wanted me to talk about that.

Timothy Fish:
It was just that what you wrote was a little too much about that for my blog. How many people do you usually have?

Bumble Bee:
O, I don't know. Ellen's family shows up most of the time, so that's four. Then there's another four from the Hillers. April usually has two or three friends over. Tina shows up a lot. Then, if I happen to met visitors at church, then I invite them. Some of them come and everyone knows that they can invite anyone they want. You really ought to come back sometime when you're in Missouri.

Timothy Fish:
You know how it goes. When I'm there, I go to church with my parents.

Bumble Bee:
That's okay, you can show up for dinner anyway. Bring them along if you like.

Timothy Fish:
We would show up late. It's a good forty-five minutes to an hour for us to get to your house.

Bumble Bee:
We'll wait on you.

Timothy Fish:
I'll think about it. Why do you have so many people over?

Bumble Bee:
Because if I didn't, they might decide to eat at a restaraunt and I don't think that's right. If church people wouldn't shop and eat out on Sunday then the store workers could go to church.

Timothy Fish:
Most people aren't the cooks that you are.

Bumble Bee:
It doesn't take must to fix a balony sandwich. If they can't handle that, then maybe they should consider fasting on Sunday.

Timothy Fish:
Moving on, just how are you able to fix all of the food?

Bumble Bee:
Fixing for fifty isn't that much more difficult than fixing for five. I do a lot of it on Saturday, so when we get out of church it's ready to go.

Timothy Fish:
That's still a lot of people.

Bumble Bee:
Most of them are willing to help and then cooking is something of a family business with us.

Timothy Fish:
Like with Ellen. She's in your family.

Bumble Bee:
Yeah, but I won't let her doing anything on Sunday. She works hard enough at that restaraunt. Her and Sara both.

Timothy Fish:
Ellen has told me that you won't let her help, but I didn't realize you were including Sara in that too.

Bumble Bee:
See? That's just one more reason why you need to come for Sunday dinner again.

Timothy Fish:
I will sometime. I'm just not sure when that will be. Kim and Martin are going to be over there sometime and I would like to be a fly on the wall.

Bumble Bee:
How do you think that's going to turn out? He never did treat her right.

Timothy Fish:
We're getting off topic.

Bumble Bee:
Sorry.

Timothy Fish:
Was there anything you wanted to tell my readers?

Bumble Bee:
Nothing but how much I would love for them to show up at my house for Sunday dinner.

Timothy Fish:
Should they tell you they're coming first?

Bumble Bee:
No, just show up. There'll be plenty to eat.

Timothy Fish:
In that case, thanks again for taking the time for this and thanks for that post you wrote, even though I couldn't use it.

Bumble Bee:
Oh, I've enjoyed it. I hope we can do this again sometime.


Editor’s Note: Feel free to ask any questions you have for Bumble Bee in the comment section. Bumble Bee made her debut appearance in How to Become a Bible Character as a minor character. I don't remember the name of the street, but if make a right as you leave the church parking lot, go two lights west, make another right and follow the street until you get to the university campus, you will see her house on the left side of the street. It is number 1400 and is two story red brick house. I won't say you can't miss it, but it is just across the street from the tennis courts and it is the biggest house in that neighborhood.

1 comment :

Cindy said...

I loved that interview! I've never interviewed one of my characters before though I hear lots of people do it.