Monday, July 17, 2017

A Gripping Surprise


Packages arrived today for Becky.....Books for friends and relatives with whom she would like to share the wonders of favorite authors. (I have read both of the ones she received and can vouch for their sheer amazingness.)

Among the collection of stuff delivered by the boss after a trip to town to the Post Office was an envelope with my name on it. I was so surprised! I hadn't ordered anything.

However, my dear friend Linda from Colorado had sent me a truly thoughtful surprise gift.

Clothespins! Real, spring-loaded, two-part, wooden clothespins of the sort that is very hard to find these days, although the arrival of Amish has made it a little easier.....sometimes.....

Anyone who has a clothesline knows how eagerly wasps chew the clothespins up for wood for their paper nests. And weather is hard on them too.

I am so delighted to have a share in this wonderful garage sale find from my very kind friend from the west.

Thanks, Linda!

4 comments:

Terry and Linda said...

You are most welcome!

That photo of the clothes pins is a work of art! You are very talented!!

wildriver said...

I'm sure you realize that a huge portion of the population have no idea what a clothespin is.....

Thanks for sharing!!

Cathy said...

" . . . . knows how eagerly wasps chew the clothespins up for wood for their paper nests."
No way!!!!

I learn something new every day :)

threecollie said...

LInda, thanks again!

Wild river, that is a mind boggling thought....lol

Cathy, they do, they really do. They are always out there chewing at them and eventually will pretty much eat them right up. Gotta watch where you put your fingers on hot, sunny days!