Monday, March 23, 2009

Overalls and Mailboxes

Picture this:
A little blond-headed girl wearing bib overalls is going to the hardware store with her Dad. As they enter the store, she takes a deep breath and breathes in that wonderful aroma that only a hardware store possesses. It's overwhelming. As she walks around with her Dad, she is intrigued by the various sizes of nails, the beautifully decorated mailboxes, and the nice old man working behind the service counter. It's amazing.


What a memory. Ya see, that little girl is me, and when I was younger, that's how I spent many a Saturday morning. My Dad and I would jump in the truck and head to Thacker's, the local hardware store. It was a perfect Daddy-Daughter Date. Once my little brother got old enough, he came with us and I was able to show him the enchantment of the nails and mailboxes. But no matter how old we got, I'll always remember it as a Daddy-Daughter moment.

And today, I get to celebrate my Dad, or Diddy, as I call him, because it's his Birthday. So Happy Birthday Diddy! I love you so much. Don't worry, we'll get to celebrate when you come up to visit in a couple of weeks!

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

You made his morning - of course neither one of us can talk to each other for awhile! Love, Mumma:)

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