I'm so glad you decided to come back and visit me at my Domicile again this week. There's so much more to show you! First of all, do park in my Driveway - there's lots of room beside my car.
The Doorbell is to the right of the Door but if I don't hear it, you might Dare to come around to the back patio where I might be Day-Dreaming on my chaise lounge.
The first thing I'd like to show you is my most precious Decoration. My sister gave me this "gift" for Christmas a few years ago and I love it so much that I keep it out all year. I plug it in during the winter so I can enjoy its glittering beauty, but I always get comments on it even in the summer.
I'm glad you Decided to stay for Dinner this time. This is where I keep my Dishes. Would you like to help me set the table?
We'll sit in the Dining room tonight since we can look out into the garden as we enjoy our Dinner. I think we'll Dine on cold roast Duck with a Date chutney and Devilled eggs on the side.
"Would you put this Dish of Dill pickles on the table for me, please."
"Well, I'm full now!"
Come on into the other room and I'll show you a few more of my special things. Here is a book about Dolls that belonged to my mother. She was an avid Doll collector and even made a few herself. She also sewed the clothes for a precious baby doll. My sister has that doll now, even though I wanted it. (But I got the book!)
These are the two Dolls that I inherited from my mother. The one on the left reminds me of my two Daughters as they both had such long blonde hair when they were younger. The Doll on the right is "Emily of New Moon," depicting a character from one of Lucy Maud Montgomery's famous series of books for girls. The stories about Emily are similar to Montgomery's earlier and more famous Anne of Green Gables series.
You might remember that I am a big Dog lover. The little black Scotty here is just like the one my mother had when she was a girl. One year, I couldn't figure out what to get Mom for Christmas and when I saw this Dog, I knew it was perfect. She used to tell us stories about Jock so I knew she'd love him. I put the tartan ribbon around his neck and carefully wrapped him up in a box. Mom, in the full throes of Alzheimers, was thrilled when she saw him and he always sat on the back of the sofa - until she passed away. Now I have the pleasure of keeping Jock safe. For companionship, I found a little Boxer puppy one day and I named him Bullet. I've had three Boxers in my life - one when I was a girl and two since then. Jock and Bullet get along famously.
I've saved the best story for last. As you know, I have two Delightful Daughters. I Distinctly remember the Saturday back in October of 1989 when my parents took the girls out for the Day. I wondered where they were going, but they only said that it was a secret. Both the girls got Dressed up in Dark skirts and their best white blouses and carefully did their hair. (Now that was unusual in itself!) So off they went, giving their Dad and me some time alone. I forgot all about their Day's outing with their grandparents until Christmas Day. Unbeknownst to us, the girls had arranged an appointment with a photographer to have a formal photograph taken of themselves so they could get it framed and give it to us as a Christmas present! They got their grandparents to go along with the secret since they needed an excuse to go out somewhere without us. None of them ever let the secret out of the bag. My Delicious Daughters also paid for the sitting all by themselves by saving their money!
Thank you for coming today! I really think we're getting to know each other better, Don't you? Please Do come again....maybe next time I'll show you my photos of Mount Etna.
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