My Dearest Kendrah,
Please accept my apologies for not writing sooner. I have been remiss in my duty and I promise to be more conscientious from now on. This week has been pretty hectic since I didn't get back to work until Tuesday and had a ton of stuff to catch up on, and we had a show opening tonight.
I got back into town Monday afternoon and Sam left around 6 and I had clean because I was having people over for meeting Tuesday. I just sat down for a short break when Aragorn stopped by to surprise me! (As usual he waited until all the cleaning was done!) But he brought me some lovely flowers and mulled some wine and said he missed me. Awww....!!!
Anyway, I was telling him about the trip and the stop-over we had at my father's. He's not overly fond of Dad, he tends to glower and mutter about "dishonorable ancestors." I began telling him about the visit and how, somehow, Tolkien came up...I don't think I started it...honest! Suddenly, dad's wife says "We hated that movie!" Seems they only watched Fellowship and it was "too long"...my father fell asleep! Then his wife says she got confused because they didn't destroy the ring...and she's seen all the cartoons and they get rid of ring pretty quickly in those.
Now...Aragorn starts tensing up...you know how he feels about the cartoons...remember when we watched them together? He couldn't figure out what was happening in animated "Return of the King" and then drank too many Yeungling porters and kept asking when he was going come in. "It's called 'Return of the King' isn't it! Where am I? Why don't I have any lines?!" Sigh. I should have stopped there, but I continued my story...
Apparently what REALLY confused her was why the old hobbit stayed there in "Dwarf-land" while his poor nephew had to ditch the ring. That was it! "Dwarf-Land!" Aragorn roars in his best "Behold the Sword of Elendil" voice, "How dare she insult Imladris and the Ring-Bearers in such a manner! They must be avenged!" And he jumps up and starts looking for his sword. (Just the plain old Ranger one, the City Council doesn't like him taking Anduril out of Minas Tirith). I managed to calm him down and explained that there are "Lesser Men" and then there are "Lesser Men" and we must have patience. So we poured some more mulled wine and watched "Jersey Girl." He liked George Carlin...and mentioned that Liv Tyler reminded him of someone...hmmm...I need to be more careful of that in the future.
Intermission is about to happen so I should go and prepare for the crowds. Hope all is well. Hope to hear from you soon.
Your Affectionate Friend,
PS...I'm glad the Elves are finally taking Legg's complaints against Orli seriously. Let me know if there's anything we can do to help.