Sunday, January 27, 2008

Gift from Marion and John and where, oh where, can their gift be?

This is a story about the received and the 'not received as of yet'.......

On the exact same day, December 14th, after having an early Christmas luncheon with cousins, we stopped by the village post office to mail Marion and John's Christmas gift to Wales...when we drove in our carport, next to the door was a package.....checking the address, I saw it was from Marion......I brought it in and placed it under the tree....of course, I wondered what delightful treasures it held but determined to wait until Christmas Day to find out.....

Finally the day arrived and so many individually, gaily wrapped gifts came into view....for Edward and me......an elegant, gem-colored accessory carrier, a little mirrored 'sweet dreams' plaque, Lavender soap, a little teapot caddy, an exquisite necklace, a beautiful flower notepad, a CD of Welsh singers (I'm listening to it now) and an elegant tassel...(Marion, how did you know I hang them everywhere... on furniture, lamps, knobs?) all with handmade tags and a beautiful Christmas card handcrafted by Marion.......

Edward had candies, a vivid blue bird ornament (at our house he'll hang year round) a pastoral scene journal, highland shortbread made from ingredients grown on HRH Prince Charles' farm.....delicious, each one......

Now, the rest of the story.......Marion and John have yet to receive their package......I feel so badly......I won't say what's in it..hopefully it will get there.....maybe it will be a Valentine's Day gift or Marion's birthday is in February........

If by chance, you see a rectangle package, wrapped in brown paper ,with red writing, embellished with green holly leaves and red berries, please leave me a comment. I'm hoping it didn't get on a slow boat to China by mistake.............





Post Script:

On Friday, January 25th, Marion and I were emailing back and forth and in the middle of one she was sending...the postman delivered a parcel to her home....THE LOST PACKAGE HAD FOUND ITS WAY TO ITS DESTINATION.....YAAAHHH......

13 comments:

Yellow Rose Arbor said...

I'm glad your story had a happy ending!! She sent you some lovely things!

Katherine

Cathy said...

Wasn't that all so very sweet of them! I'm glad she finally received your package. It's wonderful you have become such good friends. :o)

Jeanette said...

Hi Betty, You have some lovely gifts sent by Marion. and so please she has recieve yours now it sure was on the slow boat It mayhave come Via China.. (LOL)

Judy said...

I love happy endings.

dot said...

Mail the next Christmas package around Halloween!

Yolanda Elizabet said...

Phew, I glad to see that your Christmas parcel has arrived at Marion's. But isn't it a bit early for Christmas 2008? ;-)

Andrea said...

A wonderful story with a happy ending.

Mary said...

Betty,

What wonderful gifts in the photo. I love the pastoral journal with the sheep on it.

I'm certainly glad that Marion's parcel arrived safely. It seems to take a long time for parcels to reach their destinations these days. I wonder what stories that parcel would have to tell if it could talk?

Blessings and best wishes for a great week.
Mary

Heidi said...

It is always a huge relief when a long awaited package arrives. I have this happen far too often sending things to family and friends back in the US and also to England. I am glad your package arrived safe and sound. What wonderful gifts you receieved.

Hugs ~
Heidi

Hope said...

What a relief!! I thought you were going to feel guilty for having that generous package from her, knowing she didn't get one yet!! LOL

You never know anymore when you ship something where it's going to wind up. I like happy endings though! :o)

Hugs,
Hope

Betty said...

OMG, I know you breathed a sigh of relief to know your package finally arrived. And what a nice Christmas they gave you all.

Thank you for visiting me today and wishing me a happy belated anniversary.

CONNIE'S THOUGHTS FROM THE HEART said...

Oh, I am so glad that the gifts arrived safely. Your were so nice. I know you were so blessed. connie from Texas

Barbara said...

What a lovely gift and glad Marion's finally arrived safely.

The dogs are the sweetest thing.

I will be expecting to see that dolls house fully furnished.