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Tea With the Queen

What do you give your mother as a birthday present when she turns ninety years old? I gave my mother this story that you are about to read. My sister asked my mother what kind of party she wanted and with the wink of an eye she exclaimed, “a tea party!”

Invitations were sent out to one and all to have “Tea with the Queen.” You were to wear your finest tea party attire; suits, ties, dresses and of course, hats.

I sat down to read my new fairy tale to my mother and her guests from a copy I had printed by the local printer, with clip art I found on the internet and bound in black vinyl, I began to read the story aloud.

You see, I come from a long line of storytellers. From my grandmother, to my nieces and nephews, we loved standing up to retell the history of our family.

When I was finished reading my story, mother was so happy. She told me later she didn’t know what she liked better, that I had written her a story or that I had read it out loud.

Please read this story to your family aloud.


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About Charles Lunsford

I grew up in the suburbs of Washington, DC. My father was a policeman and my mother worked as a secretary for the Federal government. Sometimes she was known as the grammar police. I am the youngest of four, two brothers and a sister.

I live in Hollywood, Florida with my husband Eltom and our standard poodle, Louis. I am a hairdresser by trade and a writer by passion. My first novel, “Running With George,” was published in 2013.


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