Monday and Tuesdays are my 11 hour work days so I have little free time on those days, however I do have a brief post for today.
As many of you know, Schmoop’s mom passed away a little over a week ago. The day after she died, Schmoop and I went up to her house to visit with Dave and another brother.
Amidst the conversation, Dave said that he had to start getting rid of all of the “stuff” she had acquired over her 86 years.
Me, being the incredibly nice guy that I am, was more than happy to take a couple of things off of Dave’s “to get rid of” list.
I immediately spied two things that to me, were “must have” items.
The first item, is a plaster/ceramic/hardened magma kinda birdbath/ bird feeder…
Is it not beautiful? Who wouldn’t a gopher/woodchuck/whistle pig with a sunflower on its head displayed prominently in their abode?
I thought no one would refuse such a piece of art, but Schmoop seemed to be a little pissed at me for taking it and placing it in our apartment. Huh…go figure.
Perhaps, she doesn’t have the same acute eye for tasteful American art and craftsmanship that I have.
The second item I jumped on? It was her mom’s dog. Well, not a real dog, but a large stuffed dog…
Isn’t she adorable? She is about three feet long and two feet tall from the floor to the top of her precious head. She rests on the floor in front of the TV.
Schmoop’s mom named her Dudley, but since ol’ Dudley has a new owner, this owner felt the need for a new name.
I thought about it long and hard, and when halfway through a fifth of Rose the other day, it came to me.
Since my new canine companion has ears but cannot hear, eyes but cannot see, a mouth yet cannot speak, I have named her…Keller...
In honor of Helen Keller. I know, I thought it was a warm tribute myself.
I hope before you exit this page today that although she won’t be able to hear you, that you say hi to Keller.
That’s it for today folks, I won’t be around much so behave yourselves and I shall see you on Wednesday.