WHO KILLED THE DASTARDLY DUKE OF DARJEELING?
This was the question at the April High Tea served at Heavenly Special Teas in Spokane. Cozy mystery lovers attended along with eight “suspects” concerning the death of the devious, deceitful, dishonest, dubious Duke of Darjeeling.
My Mom, Jody, sister Betsy and I came to tea and enjoyed Sherri Davey’s delectable delights and tried some new tea flavors as well. However, during our lovely daytime diversion, we entertained and were entertained with the drama of eight declarations of innocence. That dastardly duke did some outlandishly dumb deeds.
My sister Betsy played the part of Paris Hall. She was delightfully elegant in her pink lace. The dishonest Duke broke her million-dollar teapot and therefore, won a contest that should have been Paris’ honor. She certainly had motive, BUT she didn’t kill him.
I played Miss Fancy Frou Frou, who was from the wrong side of the tracks. Not all her efforts to improve herself worked very well (though she thought otherwise), and the dishonorable duke deserted her in an hour of need. Yes, she had motive, BUT she didn’t do it, either!
Well—Who DID do it?
Who did? Why Miss Tipton, the CEO of the Tipton Tea Company. She had motive when the deceitful Duke hooked her on coffee from an international coffee chain! It would ruin her tea business! We laughed and applauded as she won the doubtful decision from all judges.
Definitely – a delightful day!
Consider these diligent deliberations in the wake of disillusioned damsels:
Be careful of the company you keep. You never know…
Know thyself. Perhaps such dreadful disasters may be dodged.
Trust thy God. He sees all dealings.
“Keep your heart with all diligence, for out of it spring the issues of life” Proverbs 4:23.