In honor of Thanksgiving, I want to share one of my blessings with you: the laughter I enjoyed in reading the following post by my brother-in-law Dan who lives in Micronesia.
Among so many other blessings, I am thankful for Dan, for blogs which allow a sense of closeness even at great distance, for Dan's writing talent, and for the gift of laughter.
THE JAMES THURBER MAID SCHOOL
I gave Serlinda, my maid, some extra money yesterday for her birthday.
She responded with a full page note explaining that her birthday isn't until next week.
Within the note was this cryptic sentence:
"Also, Dan could you pay another bush for the toilet powl."
So, with respect to her request, I've been offering money to shrubs, but none of them have offered me powls of any kind.