E is for Elise

Elise was an eager young girl from Enniskerry in Eastern Ontario. She enjoyed reading and writing so much that she studied English at university. While on an exciting vacation in England one Easter, she met Eric. They went everywhere together and had an exciting time eating Easter eggs and drinking Earl Grey tea while visiting Exeter. They were so enamoured with each other that they decided to elope.

Eric took Elise back to his home in Essex where they bought an estate since Eric’s family were very rich. They lived an elegant lifestyle that had always been elusive to Elise.

Elise found the upper class life exhausting and extreme having to keep up appearances. Eric’s evil mother Ernestine made Elise’s life miserable at every opportunity. She thought Elise a commoner from the colonies and not good enough for her Eric. Elise’s usual excitement and energy eluded her. Each endless day became harder to endure and Eric did nothing to help her deal with his mother.

Eventually, Elise became enlightened. She decided she’d had enough of all this excessive elegance and snobbery. One day she was enraged by Ernestine’s harsh treatment and knew she needed to escape.

She decided to leave Eric and go back to Canada. Soon she got a divorce and Eric became her ex. Enough was enough! She married Ed, a childhood friend, who had an emu farm just outside of Enniskerry. They had three kids, Ed Junior, Evelyn, and Emma. Elise was ecstatic to have the extraordinary life she had always envisioned enfin! (French for at last. Hey, it starts with E!)



Writing this reminds me of that famous piece of music written by Beethoven, Fur Elise so I will include the Youtube video link just for fun. Such a lovely gentle piece in contrast to some of his stormier work.



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    1. Thanks, Stri. Nice of you to stop by.

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  2. Extremely engaging, entertaining, exquisite exposition!!
    Loved it!! ♥

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    1. Haha! You are excellent at the E's Shilpa! Thanks for commenting and being so encouraging.

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  3. Beautifully done and enjoyed the music as well

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  4. There's an emu farm down the road from here. I wonder if it's theirs?

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    1. Hahaha! Funny about the emu farm. Maybe, Li!

      Thanks for commenting.

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  5. That's a nice story...pretty engaging. and great music to go by. Thanks!

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  6. Oh this was an engaging story...Loved reading about Elise :)

    Random Thoughts Naba

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    1. Thanks so much for commenting, Naba. Much appreciated!

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  7. That was great - all Es! ☺ Clever idea for a theme.

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    1. Thanks, Debbie. I'm enjoying the challenge and getting my blog up and running again as it has been rather stagnant lately.

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  8. Cat, you minx! What a lovely, adorable tale! And a clever use of E, all through. Well done :)

    *Shailaja*
    Introspection in Shades of 11

    A to Z Challenge, 2014/ UBC, April 2014

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    1. Hahaha! A minx? Well, I've been called worse. Heheh! Thanks, Shailaja for your comments.

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  9. Lovely story...with so many E's!! Entertaining! :) Love the word - enfin! :)
    Aditi, dropping from A2Z

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    1. Thanks, Talya. Nice of you to comment when you're not doing the challenge this time.

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  11. Lovely story with many E's... I loved all the names.... :)

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    1. Thanks so much, tott! Much appreciated!

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  12. So many Es in one story - Excellent! Enjoyed listening to Fur Elise.

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    1. Thanks, Suzy. I'm enjoying the challenge and catching up with fellow bloggers from the past such as yourself.

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  13. Excellent...! loved your "E"s...

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  14. You have woven here an extremely entertaining and enjoyable tale here. Like the way it flows..so easily!

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    1. Thanks so much, Beloo. Glad you enjoyed it.

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  15. Great story and lovely music. Really enjoyed this! ♥

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  16. Excellent, entertaining exhibition of your creativity with lovely music to match. Michelle http://www.writer-way.blogspot.com

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