Make My Day Painting

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My friend Jared occasionally surprises me with a small painting. ¬†This one I received as a Mother’s Day card. ¬†I believe he used acrylic paint. ¬†My iPhone photo does not do it justice.

Daydreaming with Jared’s art work is one of my favorite pastimes. ¬†Here is my story:

I was 6 years old the first time I visited the cottage.  My brother was 3.

The road dead ended at the bridge to the cottage. ¬†Dad, mom and sis had to carry all our stuff over the bridge¬†and up a¬†winding¬†path. ¬†I was given the responsibility of making sure Sammy didn’t fall into the stream.

We were real city kids, used to the sound of traffic and lots of people. The small stream that flowed under the bridge sounded like a huge river in that quiet place.

True dare devils Sammy and I would hang over the edge of the bridge, challenging ourselves to not fall as we dropped wild flowers into that raging torrent to appease imaginary ghosts.  The ghosts would be lured away from the cottage, following the flowers down the stream until they reached the ocean where they could not find their way back.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Make My Day! Mystery Postcard…….

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I received this postcard anonymously in the mail!

I say anonymously because there was no return address and the printing was disguised.

Note how carefully this was cut from a newspaper.  It was also taped with one huge piece of tape.    Expertly and perfectly centered.

I don’t know about you, but I couldn’t have taped this with one piece of tape without it getting wrinkled, off center, basically would have made a mess.

So who do I know who has the patience and expertise for this? It has to be my brother Sam. He’s an engineer and I think this explains it all!

 

 

Make My Day, Orchids That Keep On Blooming!

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This lovely orchid is somehow surviving my my house.

It is bumped daily by large dogs barking at the mailman and any other intruder in the yard.  It also is regularly NOT watered.  I do remember to give it a special orchid only food about twice a year and water it about 3 times a month.

I got this from my choir buddies when my husband died a couple of years ago and this is the third or fourth time it has bloomed.  I think just in time for

HAPPY VALENTINE’S DAY!