Tuesday, September 17, 2013

a blast from the past

One of the cool things about blogging for a number of years is being able to look back at past blog posts... Just for fun (and because I can't think of anything to write about) I decided to repost a "blast from the past"; a post I wrote in September of 2006.  Enjoy! And have a good day.... :)




Oh-oh the Wells Fargo wagon is a comin’ down the street…


Sep 1st, 2006 by woodstone Edit |


…oh, please let it be for me!

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Oh-oh, the Wells Fargo wagon is a comin’ down the street,
I wish I wish I knew what it could be!
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Am I the only one who loves the old musical “The Music Man”? Remember cute little red-haired Ronnie Howard, playing Shirley Jones’ little brother and singing this song?
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I think of that song whenever the UPS man drives down our road. If the kids see him coming, they both drop whatever they are doing and watch him… until he either drives down our driveway, or keeps going past the house.
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If he drives down the driveway, they both make a mad dash for the front door… sure he must have brought something wonderful for them. It doesn’t matter that they almost never get anything… that most of the stuff he brings is boring “dad” stuff, or homeschool materials. None of that matters… They greet the poor UPS guy like a long lost friend, while at the same time fighting over who gets to carry the package up to the house.
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If you can picture both kids running madly out the front door, with Emma (our 90 lb golden retriever) right behind them “smiling” (looks like a snarl) and sneezing from excitement (the dog, not the kids)… you can probably imagine why the UPS guy sometimes seems a little hesitant to get out of his truck.
Anyway, yesterday was M and R’s lucky day. The package that came was for them! And it was from their Uncle Steve!! (a person whose reputation borders on the legendary at our house…)
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They each got an awesome rugby shirt (and they both fit perfectly, a miracle!!) and I got some wonderful Barry’s tea. (Which I’m enjoying tremendously) M also got a personalized birthday card from Steve, which is too cool not to share…
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Here’s the card… (edited to remove his name)


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If you aren't sure of the significance of the coat, please read this entry...)

Thanks Steve... you made our day.

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