Hi, everyone!  I was looking up “dowager” to make sure I had the correct usage in my current project (book 3 of the Concordia Wells mysteries).  Among the search results, Google obligingly offered a video collage of one-liners and mannerisms from Downton Abbey’s own dowager, Lady Violet Grantham.

Even though I came to the series in the second season (but I caught up!), I’m a huge Downton fan.  And actress Maggie Smith portrays the cantankerous, witty-yet-dignified Lady Grantham to perfection.

So, for those of you who can’t wait for the next season of Downton Abbey, or those of you who enjoy Maggie Smith, or even those of you who simply like a dry wit, here’s a clip you’ll enjoy:


As Lady Grantham would say, “What is a weekend?”  We’ll have to wait and see!

Happy Wednesday,


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