Sunday, January 30, 2011

Catfish on the Porch?

I was de-cluttering recently and came upon a letter from my sister, Barbara, from March of 2000. I almost always keep Barbara's letters because they are usually funny, besides being filled with the sort of mundane family info that keeps me close to my Mom's and sisters' day-to-day lives. For some reason this letter never got put away with the rest.

It was, for Barbara, a fairly tame sample of her letter-writing, except for one thing. She'd thought of something she'd meant to tell me after she'd sealed the letter, so she wrote it on the back of the envelope. And I can remember that when I got the letter I wondered how many U.S. Mail-people had read it and wondered about it.

Just below the seal she'd written: "Daddy found a live catfish on the front porch this morning."

And for the life of me I can't remember the story behind that spectacular statement! I'm going to have to make a phone call and have my memory jogged!!

My 15-Year-Old

Joyous, Exuberant,

Feisty, Funny,

Sweet, and

My Best Friend

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

2010 Rudy Award Winner

My friends' son Chance won the 2010 Rudy Award!!

Thanks to all who voted for him.