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Tuesday, May 10, 2011

A Mystery, a Sad Note, and a Blatent Plug

I don't normally post on Tuesday but there are things I need to say today.

First - the mystery:

I did so buy my husband an Anniversary card.  I went to the Hallmark store last week and bought three Mother's Day cards, two birthday cards, and one beautiful "to my husband" anniversary card.  As I usually do, I stashed the bag of cards in a drawer in the china hutch.  On Mother's Day, I took out, signed and gave the three Mother's Day cards and one birthday card to the appropriate people.  (The other birthday card is for later.)

Today is our 42nd anniversary.  This morning, I slipped downstairs early to sign the anniversary card and set it beside my husband's breakfast.  The Hallmark bag was still there.  It contained two lovely little gold crown seals, a receipt for all the cards mentioned above, and one birthday card.  My beautiful anniversary card was missing.

Although I'm quite certain I never removed it from the bag, I began to search all through the hutch.  Lo and behold, I found an anniversary card.  But it didn't look familiar.  I know mine said "to my husband".  This one said...oops, I guess my hubby stashes his cards in the hutch, too.  Sorry, hon.

I've searched every place I can think of and still no card.  So help me out, mystery fans...where's my lovely anniversary card?

The sad note:

Jane Kennedy Sutton's blog Jane's Ride contained the incredibly sad news yesterday that Jane passed away last Friday.  Please keep Jane's family in your thoughts and prayer's.

The blatent plug:

For my friend, Maria Zannini - Maria's latest, Apocalypse Rising, was released yesterday.  I read it.  I loved it. I strongly recommend it.  Actually, I recommend you buy Touch of Fire and Apocalypse Rising and read them in order so you can savor this romantic adventure from its beginning. 

Oh, one other thing I have to do:

To our good friends Jim and Karin, who also just happen to tie the knot 42 years ago today - Happy Anniversary!

No groaner today.  Two days in a row would be too much for some of you to handle.  (You know who you are.)


Maria Zannini said...

Why do I get the feeling a birthday recipient got an anniversary card?

Ref: Jane
I was so sorry to hear this. Whenever things like this happen, it brings life into sharper perspective.

Ref: Apocalypse Rising
Thank you so much for the lovely tribute and your review.

Ref: groaner
I was really getting nervous we were going to get another. Whew!

Dru said...

Did you find the card you bought?

Happy Anniversary!

It's always sad when a life is taken away.

Linda Leszczuk said...

Maria - I thought of that but then I'd have a birthday card left over that I shouldn't have.

Re AR, it's always nice to be able to recommend I book I really enjoyed.

And I knew you couldn't take two in a row.

Linda Leszczuk said...

Dru - Nope. The mystery remains unsolved.

Thank you for the Anniversary wish.

Sarah Allen said...

Happy Anniversary! I am sending prayers and well wishes to Jane's family, and wishing Maria the best of luck on her newest book! Great post :)

Sarah Allen
(my creative writing blog)

Susan Gourley/Kelley said...

My husband hides his cards in the hutch too. I've started stashing mine on my writing desk. He never looks there.
Missed the groaner.

Linda Leszczuk said...

Sarah - Thank you on all counts.

I visited your blog and added myself to your Followers.

Linda Leszczuk said...

Susan - I'll have to find a new hiding place for mine. Never did find the missing card.

I promise a groaner for you on my next post.

Linda Leszczuk said...

Sarah, sorry for the slow reply, Blogger and I aren't playing well together. Thanks for commenting.