My son is dating a lovely woman and it must be getting serious because he asked for the website where the Christmas stocking patterns are sold. When we first got married my mom made us Christmas stocking and then she made them for our 4 kids. When our extra son Kevin came along, I picked up the knitting of the stockings. Last year when my daughter got engaged I asked my now son-in-law to pick out a stocking he'd like. He picked the stupidest looking elf. I asked if that was the one he really wanted, it was so I made it. At Christmas the kids were laughing at how dumb it was and pointing out the funny features on the others. It was at that moment that I realized what I looked at as a wonderful. sweet, tender, family tradition was looked on by ALL of my children as a huge Joke and a competition to see who could have the funniest looking stocking. So much for tear jerking traditions- unless of course they're tears of laughter! Figures!!! Here are the stocking.
I was reading the paper this morning and there was an article about a traffic stop in Wyoming. When the police searched the car, they found drug paraphernalia (I love spell check), marijuana, prescription meds that weren't theirs and tucked in the center console they found a Crowne Royal bag containing a ziplock bag filled with a powdery substance. Want to guess what it was? Yep!! It was Grandma or her ashes at least!! I bet she's thrilled to be in a baggie in her druggy grandsons center console. Seriously, you can't make stuff like this up!
Have a great weekend and head on over to Half Past Kissing Time to fragment your Friday!