MY FIRST COMPLAINT!!!

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NOT MY FIRST person to UN~SUBSCRIBE  to VINTAGE HEN HOUSE as I get that on almost EVERY POST I DO………BUT my first e~mail telling me that MY CAPS and EXCLAMATION MARKS are bothersome………….

HERE YOU GO from the source HERSELF!I received this e~mail about two weeks ago.

 

“I enjoy your blog but unsubscribed as I find the language use so bizarre as to be a complete distraction. Is there some rationale/purpose/method to the punctuation and capitalization?”

 

In my response I did say I write the way I TALK, so if you know me YOU MOST LIKELY GET IT!Or as my dear friend JAN said, “I CAN HEAR YOU SPEAKING WHEN I READ YOUR BLOG!”

If YOUR My BLOGGING buddy PENELOPE BIANCHI  the response was this:

It is purely a REFLECTION of your PERSONALITY!!!

She is trying to make you FIT INTO A BOX of her making!(frankly….it is hard to do those caps and stuff)I couldn’t do it;but it truly does…..(do you agree?If not, don’t say it!)(I know you wouldn’t!!!!)

I hope you will post it just like I said using your caps the way you do…..and NEVER NEVER NEVER stop writing the way YOU DO!

WE LOVE YOU

IT IS you!

No, one can imitate you!I cap all the wrong things…….You are the master of the caps and exclamation points……how sad for her.

XXOO

PENNY

 

I recently was mentioned on a BLOG called HAVE SOME DECORUM and one of ELEANOR’s commentors EXPLAINED me PERFECTLY!

 

Let me see if I can COPY & PASTE that here for you to see!

“And lastly, Contessa’s selective CAPS mystified me until I read her blog. Now I understand it as an exuberant act of emphasis and love how lighthearted it is. It’s like talking with some carefree woman at a party after she’s had 1/2 glass too much rosé. It’s nice to read a voice in a blog that’s not trying to be anything other than ITSELF :)”
I was so touched by this as this is from a MAN I have never met,but who understands me perfectly!
SO, do my CAPS Bother YOU?
Should I STOP at one exclamation point or give the REAL meaning of what I am saying with a FEW more?
MY DEAR FRIEND ELEANOR had this to say…………..

Side note: you may know my friend Elizabeth as La Contessa. My friend RJ calls her “All CAPS Contessa” as she distinguishes her writing with perfectly placed capitalization that I love. I have to tell you, this woman is quite remarkable. She is quirky, kind, generous, loving, interesting, forthcoming, a true friend, and is an absolutely magically unique woman. She has a charming blog that you all should check out:

 

THANKS RJ………….you made MY DAY as well.

 

As for MADAME ELEANOR sitting over YONDER in PARIS……………..I CANNOT THANK YOU enough!I had over 4065 people PEEKING at MY BLOG because of YOU!!!!!!

YOU HAVE quite THE FOLLOWING!!!!!!!

AS for MADAME PENELOPE……….who came to MY rescue when I wasNOT certain how to respond to this query.Well, let me tell you…………….

 

Penelope is a FORCE……….she LOVES to comment on BLOGS and has VERY GOOD TASTE!

She lives in a REAL HOUSE!(NOT TO BIG!)
A house she had built and decorated on HER OWN.
She is a DECORATOR EXTORDINAIRE!
Her Home has BEAUTIFUL things but is LIVED IN!
It is NOT UN~TOUCHABLE……………it is REAL.
She reminds ME of MYSELF in so MANY ways.
We both have chickens,dogs and cats.
Married ITALIAN MEN.
Have DEFINATE IDEAS On the way THINGS need TO BE!
She adores FESTIVITY CROWNS…….and if YOU GOOGLE FESTIVITY CROWNS she POPS UP!
We both wear our CROWNS out in PUBLIC!
I could go ON and ON about PENELOPE but why don’t YOU pop over to her site and say HELLO.
Her Blog has been recently RE~VAMPED by a techy genius’s  so saunder over and take a PEEK.
Do say THE VINTAGE CONTESSA sent you……..as that will be my NEW NAME for the NEW YEAR!
Click Here FOR PENELOPE’s BLOG………check out the DUCK POND!
I am VINTAGE 55 this year and since LA CONTESSA was taken by a shop back EAST I decided this WILL DO!I will be changing my BLOG SITE to READ:THE VINTAGE CONTESSA, so if that lands in YOUR inbox just know it is I  with a NEW NAME but still VERY much ME!
The VINTAGE HEN HOUSE is retiring……………since I closed the shop almost TWO YEARS AGO I thought it was time to LET GO!
I hope YOU will continue to FOLLOW me and my EXCLAMATION points!!!!