Sunday, January 10, 2010

A Gift From A Friend

The phone rang before eight yesterday morning..mail sorting time.  It rang twice before Far Guy lept out of bed to answer it.   I paid no attention..if Far Guy wants to traipse into the Post Office..fine.  I would have just said "Deliver it"  Our postman is such a dork..any package we get..he calls and whines that it won't fit in our mailbox..or he calls and tells us that it is hung precariously from our mail box, and we better run out and rescue it.   Now if his substitute Melanie is working his route, she just delivers it to the door..with a smile, and without a phone call.  Anyway I keep track.. and I am losing but only because of Far Guy..he caves every time.  So Mail Man 1 and Far Side 0 at the beginning of year three.

I covered my head and went back to sleep..it was too cold to get up anyway.  Far Guy and Chance drove into town and got the mail.  It was a very large box that they came back with!  I spied it in the center of the table when I was roused by someones very cold nose that signalled he was back from a very important trip.  Far Guy immediately stood next to the table with his pocket knife at the ready.  I was so excited..I didn't take any photos ..until later!   The treasures inside were heavily wrapped, there was a box within a box and lots of fluff.


There was a lovely little note..and three shiny brites ..one of which was in my sought after orange color..I am in Shiny Brite heaven with this color!


There were seven ornaments from Poland.  Three are indents.  The colors on these little treasures is just too much.  To think that they made the trip long ago all the way from Poland to the United States..to a tree in the 1950's in Illinois..to be enjoyed by a little girl who would grow up and appreciate the memory and want to share that memory with me.. so that next year I can tell a story of kindness and friendship to my Grands as we put these on my BIG tree.   Rae felt that I would appreciate her ornaments..and she was looking for a home for them.. yesterday they were safely delivered to Minnesota.  Thank you Rae!!  I have already written the little note that accompanies the ornament into my collection..so your story will continue.  Rae writes her heart out at Weather Vane..I am sure glad that I met her and I am sure that you will enjoy her also..she is one of a kind:)

17 comments:

  1. What a nice gift! Kudos to Far Guy and Chance for the early-morning trip to get them! (Speaking strictly for me, I'd rather have to answer the phone--which I hate--than go to the door before I've washed my hair!)

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  2. that kinda teared me 'up'. Next Christmas I'll be looking for that post.

    hey Rae, That's MY MIDDLE NAME.

    Pamela Rae

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  3. Wow - what a gorgeous gift!

    And I'm assuming the very cold wet nose belonged to Chance and not Far Guy? ;-9

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  4. What a wonderful surprise. Rae is so sweet to think of you.

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  5. That Rae is too precious, isn't she? We "discovered" each other this year. Actually she found me first. I just read a few of your other posts. Your room with the curtains you made is BEAUTIFUL! It looks like a relaxing sanctuary from the world. Looking forward to reading more.

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  6. oh these are beautiful. how kind of Rae! my folks used to have ornaments like these, a million years ago.

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  7. I am so happy they made it to Minnesota without getting crushed. I was worried that you would receive a box of shattered glass. They look pretty in the picture. I look forward to seeing a picture of them on the big tree next year. Far Guy was so sweet to make the trip out in the cold to get them. Thanks Far Guy! I am glad they found a good home :)

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  8. I am thinking the same thing, was it Chance's nose, or Far Guy's.....LOL.

    Oh this is such a thoughtful gift of her's. What a great idea to include the note for the next generations.

    Jen

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  9. Nice gift Connie, you have very nice friends. I like the idea of notes for the next generations, it's a very thoughtful thing to do for them.

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  10. That was so sweet and generous of her!! They are a lot like the old ones we inherited from my husband's mom...

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  11. They're beautiful. Love the indents and that orange IS 'one of a kind'.

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  12. Wow what a kind thing for someone to do!! Unbelieveable!!

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  13. What a precious gift to receive. So thoughtful. That is a truly wonderful friend you have there. A real blessing :)

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  14. Those colors are gorgeous; what a kind and generous gift.

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  15. Isn't the blogosphere wonderful? And those are indeed beautiful indents. Bring back memories from my own childhood. Rae, you continue to inspire by example!

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  16. I wonder when they changed the wire hanger on the shiny brites. I have some that have that old simple shaped,undecorated cap and wire hoop. I did find the other day a box in the basement that I had bought at Target, and it was shiny brites. I am sure that I bought them in the seventies and they were just the ball shapes. Some of the color is coming off of them. That orange one is marvelous. I have never seen one before now. The indents are so cool. Like them all of course.

    I have a set, that I haven't blogged about but they have the same hanger on them, but they are antique replicas. I bought them when I was first married '72 and I still have them but they are gold painted shapes, mushroom, house, etc, that look like the antique ones I see in books. They have a rough fake snow on them. I may post them in my side panel for awhile.

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