Saturday, April 24, 2010
Marge Chamber's Hobbit Home. A Cloverdale Favorite.
Marge Chambers lives at 224 Clover River Drive in Cloverdale. During the day she works as a window clerk for ShireBank and has done so for the past eight years. She is married to Lonn Chambers, a local contractor. Marge and Lonn are the proud parents of two children.
Marge is considered Cloverdale’s resident expert on all thing Tolkien. She owns all his books. She owns all the various television and motion picture productions of those books. She speaks fluent Elven, as do her children. Lonn struggles with the pronunciation but always gives it his best. There are times his dinner depends on how he responds to her questions when he sits down to eat.
Her regular bank customers are starting to learn a few Elven phrases as well. Through observation they’ve learned that those that speak a bit of the strange fictional language at her window are given a sweet before leaving.
Marge devotes several hours every month volunteering her time in the schools to teach creative writing and the importance of play and imagination in the school’s curriculum. She has several costumes from The Lord of the Rings movie and wears a different one to each school presentation.
Last year she refused to speak English at home until Lonn honored his promise to build a model of a Hobbit home for her school presentations. It took several weeks of work in his garage shop, but when he finished, Marge was so pleased she gave him a special treat and only spoke English for the next two weeks. Lonn was in heaven.
Next month Marge will offer a new service to the community. She will cater special Hobbit dishes to your next family, social or business event. She calls it Dine with the Hobbits. The food promises to be delicious and the beer will be plentiful, as one would expect from a Hobbit banquet. Serving your meal will be Marge and Lonn’s two children, dressed as Hobbits - complete with hairy feet. As a special treat, Marge will change into her Elven costume and do a reading. At the end of the reading Lonn, through no choice of his own, will appear as Gandolf the Wizard to bless the gathering. And, weather permitting, take the children outside to lite sparklers.
Marge is available to speak at gatherings with advance notice. She prefers two weeks but if you need an emergency speaker with a specialist’s knowledge of all things Tolkien, Marge is your lady. You can reach Marge to schedule your Night of Tolkien by calling Cloverdale 3245.