Thursday, December 06, 2007

Christmas Cheer

When Dad called this morning, I had to keep asking him to repeat himself. He was whispering so Mom wouldn't hear. (Fat chance! She was in the basement with her little portable heater AND her sewing machine running.)

Anyway, Dad asked me to go buy a Santa hat and send it to the man who will be delivering the quilting machine he's giving Mom for Christmas. He had already called the company to elicit a promise that the guy would wear the hat if we sent it.

Later, I stopped in to tell Dad I'd accomplished my mission. There he was, shuffling around the living room. 76 years old, two inches shorter than he once was, wearing support socks under his perfectly pressed blue jeans. He was dancing and singing "Walking in a Winter Wonderland" to himself. Counting down the days til Christmas like a kid waiting for a pony.

8 comments:

Amber said...

Oh.My. GOSH!!! How freaking cute is he?? And how sweet. Oh my gosh, how sweet to your mom. Awww!

:)

riversgrace said...

I just LOVE hearing about your folks, J. They are a lost art, a flowering fruition. Thank you for sharing.

Deb said...

He sounds like a wonderful elf! What a romantic he is.

Carrie Wilson Link said...

I don't think I've ever heard a sweeter story. What a doll he is!

Michelle O'Neil said...

So beautiful. I'd been having a bah humbug morning but this cheered me up.

Go Mama said...

lovely.

Stacy said...

Stop it! how adorable is your Dad?

holly said...

beautiful. i love your dad!