Message to My Generous Uncle Sam – You Saved My Bacon

Henry here with an update to the latest lesson learned by a 7 month old puppy.

As you may recall, I went into another dimension and chewed my Mom’s expensive lymphedema glove making it useless.

My Uncle Sam in a fit of ESP (we have a special bond and he felt my distress upon learning that chewing the expensive glove made my Mom turn into a lecture mistress) purchased an extremely generous gift certificate for my Mom.

The gift certificate was lost in e-mail hell for awhile but that was good fortune because the LympheDivas company just started and awesome sale and Mom got extra stuff!

Mom was able to not only replace the destroyed glove but buy all of the following:

Hummingbirds, magical tiny creatures that have boundless energy,  this sleeve and glove will make her arm feel light and airy. 

The Koi are powerful fish that can easily swim against currents and upstream.  This sleeve and glove will bring my Mom good fortune and help her be courageous.

The puppy glove to remind her of me and my brothers.

A miniature secret garden glove, perfecting for a quick meditation to uplift spirits.

Really, Uncle Sam was very thoughtful and generous with this gift.  Having these extra garments sure helps with laundry as they need different handling then the rest of the laundry and especially helps Mom feel more cheerful with options on what to wear in the morning.

Well Uncle Sam me and Mom voted and you are definitely winning as Uncle and Brother of the Year.

Flowers for Kris and Today’s Haiku

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We lost my sister Kris six years ago.  My brother-in-law Den had these flowers placed on the alter at church this weekend in her memory.

My memories of her lately have been when we were young.  She was 9 years older than me but still found things we could enjoy together despite the age difference.

One memory I have is of her and I watching spooky movies, just the two of us.  Our younger brother was too little for spooky movies and we waited until he went to bed.  We shared a huge bag of chocolate chip cookies dipped into short glasses of lemonade as we settled in for spooky movies until I fell asleep.

Here is my Haiku:

  • our expectations
  • satisfied with shared terror
  • and sister giggles

Love and miss you Kris!