6-word-saturday

Gift arrived: better late than never

Eighty-one last Monday doesn’t have quite the same ring as the song “21 today”!    Jock’s birthday was celebrated in the local Bistrot, with a couple of friends. He wore the new blue sweater part of his present. The other part was a red dressing gown, à la Hawkeye Pierce from M*A*S*H.  We’ve been catching up on years of missed M*A*S*H programmes on the True Entertainment Channel, and Jock had expressed a hankering for Hawkeye’s casual look.

Daughter Sally’s present has been eagerly awaited since she told me it was on the way.  This time last year, her gift was an apple tree.  Since we can’t plant trees here, it was to remain in their garden.

arrival of the mystery package

arrival of the mystery package

musical parcels?

musical parcels?

Is there anything inside?

Is there anything inside?

Jock's joy

Jock’s joy

viv's share of the apple Viv’s share
Vicissitudes of the weather ensured that only one  apple survived to ripen, and this is what arrived in Friday’s post.

 

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17 Responses to 6-word-saturday

  1. Smiles! Happy Birthday to Jock.

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  2. Happy Birthday Jock! What a great present from your daughter. 🙂

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  3. Judy says:

    How clever of your daughter! Happy birthday Jock. You are the apple of someone’s eye!

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  4. Romi says:

    It is a precious gift.

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  5. Ron. says:

    Great gift and, judging by the expression, clearly appreciated. Happy birthday to J & Bon Appetit!

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  6. Misky says:

    What a wonderful gift! And such a happy expression!

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    • I should have made him change out of his woodworking clothes and get rid of THAT hat before letting him open it, but that would have spoiled the fun.

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      • judyt54 says:

        im so glad you didnt, Viv; he’s a happy man, and adorable. I love the look on his face, btw. THAT hat is HIS hat. My husband has the same attitude (if not the same kind of hat) towards HIS headgear too. Never touch the hat. And Happy Birthday, Jock. Long may you wave.

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  7. restlessjo says:

    Aww! A heart warmer 🙂 Happy weekend to you both!

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  8. granny1947 says:

    Great thinking on your daughter’s part.

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  9. thehutts says:

    and well done to the postal services for not battering the parcel too much! Your bit looks like it has been cut too long before eating Mum. What did it taste like? Sally

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  10. Lovely table runner. Like the smile on Jocks face for his apple

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