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Dutch Treat

19 Dec
Dutch Treat Club - [cover drawing?] (LOC)

Dutch Treat Club – [cover drawing?] (LOC) (Photo credit: The Library of Congress)

Dutch Treat or, The Kind People You Meet In Blogging.

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Knock knock!

Who’s there?

The courier.

The courier who?

The courier who’s bringing you a parcel and would like to get home for his dinner after a long day of traffic jams, bad weather and suspicious people who won’t open the door and take this *%^£! parcel off my hands so I can get back to my own wife and family.  We celebrate Christmas too, you know; they’d like me to be there.

An unexpected parcel arrives.

I open it (obviously).

Photo by Best DSC!

Who sent me a notebook?

A broken notebook, because I hear rattling?

No, wait!  It’s even better than an electronic gadget – it’s…food!

Photo by Best DSC!

Dutch food, from my kind and generous blogging friend, KiwiDutch. Please visit her blog, because it’s cheaper than sending a ‘thank you’ card.

We have eaten the perishables (yummy) and saved the rest for Christmas.

Thank you for the lovely surprise, KiwiDutch!

thank you note for every language

thank you note for every language (Photo credit: woodleywonderworks)

And while I’m thanking people:

Joke 636

19 Dec

  • One good thing about Christmas shopping – it toughens you up for the January sales. – Grace Kriley
  • Christmas is a time when kids tell Santa what they want and adults pay for it.  Deficits are when adults tell the government what they want and their kids pay for it. – Richard Lamm
  • Oh, for the good old days when people would stop Christmas shopping when they ran out of money. – Author unknown
  • From a commercial point of view, if Christmas did not exist it would be necessary to invent it. – Katharine Whitehorn
  • The magi, as you know, were wise men — wonderfuly wise men who brought gifts to the Babe in the manger. They invented the art of giving Christmas presents. – O. Henry
  • Three phrases that sum up Christmas are: Peace on Earth, Goodwill to Men, and Batteries not Included. – English Proverb
  • Once again we find ourselves enmeshed in the Holiday Season, that very special time of year when we join with our loved ones in sharing centuries-old traditions such as trying to find a parking space at the mall. We traditionally do this in my family by driving around the parking lot until we see a shopper emerge from the mall, then we follow her, in very much the same spirit as the Three Wise Men, who 2,000 years ago followed a star, week after week, until it led them to a parking space. – Dave Barry

From about.com.

 

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