Monday, March 9, 2015

FAREWELL TULIPS & HELLO GIFT

Dear Rachel, Shady, Andrea, and All of Our Other Friends Who Guessed The Sender of the Tulips,



The tulips are gone.
They cannot stay.
They wish they could live one more day.

Here's their farewell photo by my lovely lamp,
right behind Labor Day by Joyce Maynard,
a favorite here in our camp.


I took a photo of the tulips with Joyce Maynard's book because recently, Joyce updated the information about the fund for Rosa's education (click HERE to read about Rosa of Guatemala). I recall that some of you joined me in donating to the fund. It now has $16,000 in it, which is enough to support Rosa for two years. At that point, she'll be an RN. Cool beans.

Now, let's get back to those tulips. Shady Del Knight told you who sent them last week on Friday, and he was sure of his response. He was correct when he said the tulips came from Rachel of When a Lion Sleeps, Let It Sleep.

Rachel has become yet another adopted child––my youngest, in fact. Move over, Hurricane.

Here's Rachel.
She thinks she's a cat.
Please don't burst her bubble.

I wrote down the names of everyone who tried to guess the identity of the sender. Shady received extra entries for getting it right. Then I put the names in my pink cashmere hat:


I pulled out a slip of paper. The name on it was



Andrea of Maybe it's just me. Congratulations, Andrea. Please let me know where to send your gift, which is this wood box:


That is not a picture of Willy Dunne Wooters and me, but you can pretend it is if you like. You can even feel free to put a different photo in the opening. The box has a clasp, and when you open it you will find


a variety of Ghirardelli hot cocoa mixes and some raspberry-flavored candies.

Thanks to all of you for reading and commenting!


Infinities of love,

Janie Junebug

24 comments:

  1. Don't I get anything for being right when I said it wasn't me?

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    1. You get a long distance kiss from me.

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  2. Good morning, dear Janie Junebug! Your relationship with Rachel is one to be treasured. It touches my heart to know that she is the person behind this random act of greatness. When Rachel chose to send you that beautiful, sweet smelling bouquet of tulips, she demonstrated the power of caring and giving. She brought joy into your life and I'm sure it brought joy into hers to witness how much they meant to you as you displayed the flowers in multiple posts. Bless you, dear Rachel!

    Congratulations to Andrea for winning the handsome wooden box filled with cocoa and candies!

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  3. What bounty! I'm very jealous of Andrea, though I have nobody to blame for my failure to guess than my own terrible sense of deduction. Congratulations to Andrea and what a nice gesture from you and Rachel. (By the way, to anyone on Twitter, Rachel is a good follow. @WhenALionSleeps)

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    1. She's very generous about retweeting.

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  4. Oh. My. Goodness! And you know how I love photos and chocolate!!!! This is the kind of excitement that might finally get me to move off the couch this morning! Thank you!

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    1. I'm so excited for you that I'm thinking about getting up from my chair.

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  5. Congrats to Andrea for the box of goodies, and to Shady. I remember this very well, but never thought of it. Glad the money was raised to help out. Goodbye to the tulips!

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    1. Woo-hoo, Andrea! Shady is a pretty smart guy.

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  6. Congrats to Andrea and that is a lovely gift. The tulips will live long in pictures

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    1. Yes, but I miss seeing them around the house. They smelled so nice, which helped cover up the scent of something that might have died under my house.

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  7. Congrats! How sweet of Rachel! Let's send her (and you) and e-hug... {{{ you, Rachel }}}

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    1. Long Live Rachel, Princess of Sassy.

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  8. This was a fun event. Take care and thank you to the tulips.

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  9. I was totally going to say that. But then I didn't.

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  10. It was great fun trying to figure it out.

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  11. What fun it was to follow! And I think the Dowager Countess might have something for your next birthday.

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    1. I hope it's a piece of very valuable jewelry.

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  12. I like the look of that wooden box, very nice, the new owner is going to love it

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    1. I hope she enjoys it. It's very pretty and could be used for jewelry or storing something.

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