Back in November, I received a coffee cup in the mail. For quite some time, I didn't know who'd sent it. It took a bit of detective work to discover that it was my brother-in-law, JD, that had sent it to me.
I also reported in that post how JD and Lee have a silly side, that not everyone gets to see. Case in point. Back in December, JD sent me a picture and dared me to blog about it. In fact, he double-dog dared me. If you've seen A Christmas Story, then you know that you can't be double-dog dared and not step up. My reputation was at stake!
My prize for blogging about it was to be the perfectly-tacky-in-every-way, lamp from the A Christmas Story. Not expecting him to really pay up, I was delighted beyond description when a box from a toy company showed up yesterday. With MY name on it. It was as though I had received the "Red Ryder carbine-action 200-shot range model air rifle with a compass in the stock and this thing which tells the time". I couldn't locate a lightbulb quickly enough. My joy was only amplified to discover that the lamp lights up in 3 different ways. My only sadness was that we do not possess a picture window on the front of our house, so I can share this lamp with everyone that passes by.
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Thanks, JD! You made me quite happy yesterday.
I told JD that the lamp would have a spot in my office, since we don't have the picture window. I changed my mind. In the spirit that Mr. Parker displayed, I put it out in the house so at least our guests can enjoy it.
A bit of trivia about the little boy who played Peter Parker in A Christmas Story, Peter Billingsly. He played an elf in my favorite christmas movie of all time, Elf. For some reason, he was 'uncredited' in the part, although he had several lines.