Tuesday, April 22, 2008
Happy Birthday, Ms. Conroy
Today is my beloved Ms. Conroy's birthday. This is her birthday present. Here's the story behind it:
This is actually a puzzle. I found it in January in the gift shop of the Massachusetts hospital where my mother was staying. One of our daughters is the Family 'Puzzle Queen'. Ever since she was a little girl, we've always had a puzzle out on a card table while on summer vacation. This one would beat us all hands down getting the most of it completed. She still does.
So, at her suggestion, I bought the puzzle and she put it together. She then had it framed and everyone contributed to the cost of this beautiful framing job (this photo simply does not do it justice).
Ms. Conroy was THRILLED. The picture will go up in the family room near her favorite chair from which she watches her beloved Red Sox and Patriots.
Our daughter was right. It was a great idea for a present.
What an even better present to see the delight on her face.