It was Flag Day last Sunday. And Monday, no sooner had I started work when a volunteer came up to me and pinned the flag. I noticed the pin was rusty, so I put the flag in my pocket to avoid damage to my shirt. Awhile later another volunteer ran up to me and started to pin a flag on my shirt. (How can you refuse these sweet little volunteers their goal of pinning?)While she pinned I took out the flag from my pocket and showed it to her, she reprimanded me, “Well that is not very charitable. Bringing out last year’s flag”. LOL!
My sister and her husband were out shopping last weekend when they suddenly remembered that it’s our mother’s birthday today. My sister said, “Honey, can we look around for a birthday present for mom? She wants something electric.” The husband replied, “Sure, honey. How about a chair?” Tsk, tsk now … anyone who knows our mother knows that she’ll run circles around anyone, any day of the week! Happy birthday, Mom.
Many years ago, after putting the twins to bed, our parents heard muffled sobs coming from their room one night. Rushing back in, they found that one of them was crying hysterically. One of them, whom I won’t name, told our parents that he had accidentally swallowed a penny and was sure that he would die now. Our father, in an attempt to calm him down and stop the crying took out a penny from his pocket and pretended to pull it out from his ear. The child was really thrilled and stopped crying at once. In a flash, he snatched the penny from dad’s hand, swallowed it, and then cheerfully demanded, “Do it again, Dad!” Happy Father’s Day Dad! Thanks for all the childhood fun.