Ayacucho Ecuador – While visiting with my friend Jody via email, I mentioned a stop at the hardware store after I finished at the cyber shop. With Christmas being only a few days away, I smiled and thought, “Dear Santa, Would you please bring me a quart of high-quality white paint and a kilo of nails?!!!”
That thought triggered a memory from another Christmas when I was living in Costa Rica. Marie’s daughter and granddaughters were visiting, and I planned to stop in and say ‘Hi” to them on Christmas morning. I suspected that the oldest granddaughter might ask what Santa brought me, so I first went to the little hardware store and bought a much-needed item – a hammer!
As predicted, Sweet Zoe greeted me and asked what Santa brought me.
“A hammer!” I exclaimed.
Her face fell. ‘Oh.”
I explained that someone must have needed my old one more than I, as it had been stolen, and I use a hammer often. I was very happy to have a new one!
Now I try to brand my hammers, so if they happen to walk away, they will hopefully find their way back to Z’s workshop!
Will Santa be bringing you anything that most people would consider unusual?!
Just when I thought that ‘All I could want is that bag of paint and nails,” a lovely new friend left an amazing gift post… Morning with Lisa Brunetti – Thank you, Cheryl!
- Thank you – EVERYONE – for the lovely comments over the past few weeks; yesterday the battery died on the computer just as I published the Cause and Effect, and today I’m about to dash to a church communion service for the youth of the area… Will be back online most likely on Tuesday… Happy Holidays!