won't tell you her age, but I will. She's fifty-nine and dreading
the day when she turns sixty. A native of New Orleans, she owns
and operates her own maid service, 'Maid for a Day', catering exclusively
to clients in the Garden District.
built, Charlotte stands five-foot-three. She has sky-blue eyes
and wears her slightly gray-streaked, honey brown hair in a no
nonsense cut that's short but stylish. As a firm believer in keeping
fit, she eats sensibly and takes a brisk thirty-minute walk each
eighteen, Charlotte fell in love and became engaged. But Charlotte's
fiancé was killed, one of the early casualties of the
Vietnam War. Sadly, he never knew he had fathered a son.
at age twenty, Charlotte's beloved parents were in a fatal accident,
and Charlotte was left all alone to raise both her infant son and
her fifteen-year-old sister as well. A kindly professor she knew
told her that a good bit of extra money could be earned if she
were willing to hire herself out to clean other people's homes
and recommended Charlotte to several of her wealthy acquaintances.
Because Charlotte was so thorough and dependable, her reputation
soon grew to the point that she was forced to expand 'Maid for
a Day' and hire help.
for her parakeet, Sweety Boy, Charlotte now lives alone and still
resides in the Victorian shotgun double she inherited from her
parents. She possesses a keen awareness for details due to her
profession as a maid. A highly intelligent woman, she also possesses
an analytical mind as well as an active imagination which is fueled
by her love of reading, in particular, mystery books.
Charlotte's keen awareness for details, she often picks up clues
the police miss, and by reading mystery books, she's learned to
channel her imagination into analytical conclusions.
it's a dead body or simply a missing piece of jewelry, Charlotte
seems to have a knack for solving mysterious crimes, a trait that
amazes those who know and love her, but a trait that also constantly
frustrates and aggravates the police.
I almost forgot. Charlotte's son, Hank, became a very successful
doctor, but he's also just a bit embarrassed that his mother still
works as a maid. Kids! You can't help but love them, but aren't
they a pain at times?
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