Tuesday, December 26, 2006

Santa, the day after...

...dropped by to leave off an unexpected gift...



From Harry and David, a tower of delicious goodies: cheese, candies, chocolates, nuts, pears, and the mysterious "Moose Munch Confection..."



PARENTHETICAL THOUGHT WHILE BUSILY CHEWING: One of the pears, which proved to be perfectly ripe (and perfectly delicious) has vanished since the pictures were taken a short while ago.

This is a gift that will be treasured long after the last crumb of cheese and last truffle have been savored. Because of the giver, whose friendship has meant so much to me, it is precious.

I can't argue with the words on the little Harry and David card nestled under the ribbon: "...it shows just how much someone appreciates you."

They don't know the half of it; they don't know how much I appreciate her.

I hope she knows. In a minute, after I wipe away the moisture from my eyes and can see to punch a number in the phone, I'm going to tell her.

13 comments:

lowandslow said...

Whether you realize it or not (and I think you're catching on) you have many, many friends who care very much about you. Embrace these friends and savor them. Things happen for a reason, Scribbs. :)

likeisaid said...

{{{MrS}}}, Scott is right! There are so many of us here who love you and care about you. What a wonderful thing for your friend to do. :))

joan said...

Hey! Aren't you the lucky one! Enjoy your treats.

DAL said...

Looks yummy. Nothing in there for Hobbes?

MrScribbler said...

He kinda digs the ribbon around the boxes, dal!

dkmcb01 said...

oh H&D have the best fruit!!!! and Scott is correct you have many that care a great deal about you.

Anonymous said...

Mmmmmm...I got some chocolates from Harry and David this year from one of my vendors.....yummy!!! enjoy!

Gill

Anonymous said...

Mmmm, mmmm good. That is really one nice gift.
Roz

Interested said...

aww, that was sweet.

Anonymous said...

Harry and David...it's been awhile the pears are my favorite. thanks for the good wishes on my journal.
i just got back from aiken, where we had the best of times....and the worst of times. ..I don't know if I'll even post it. I feel ready to move on. But keep me on the list of those who care about you!

the Lost Girl of Journalspace said...

Shhhh . . . I have a box of kisses for you, but UPS won't send them so I'll keep them here, warm and safe.
Damn women drivers . . .
Anne

Sally said...

What an absolutely wonderful surprise. That was really a sweet gesture! *hugs*

John said...

Now that is reality.
Good people doing nice things for other good people. Hell with the rest.
That is very cool. Blessings on the giver a million times!!!