A Sentiment

God knew what He was doing when He sent a gentle breeze and brought a lovely butterfly to set my heart at ease. The happiness of your friendship and the gentleness of your words have touched my life in special ways and now I feel assured. Thank you for your loyalty and for reading everyday. I only hope you find things to make a happy day.

Thursday, December 20, 2012

A Christmas Mystery



The mystery is solved. I wrote just yesterday about someone who sent me a DVD, without identifying themselves. Today, my youngest son, John called and asked if we had a package delivered on Tuesday. I told him no...not putting two and two together. He called the post office and they said it had been delivered. After talking about it more, I found out that he had sent the DVD to me and it was in an envelope with a strange return address and name. He had purchased it from EBay...that's why the strange name. He knew that I had been wanting the DVD of "A House Without a Christmas Tree" He found it and had it sent here to my address to surprise me. This afternoon, with the wind howling outside, I sat and watched my favorite Christmas movie. It's about a little girl who was about the same age as I was in the 1940's. Her Dad, played by Jason Robards, had lost his wife... and Christmas was never the same for him. He was a tough old guy and wouldn't let Addie have a Christmas tree....too many memories about Addie's mom.  The story goes on, not telling too much, in case you might want to see it,  about this Dad and daughter and how they finally find that they love each other.I loved seeing the house as I remember mine looking in those days...utensils used in the kitchen, the house with no TV, even the pajamas that Addie wore. I didn't get teary eyed when I watched it years ago, but today the tears came, when I found myself remembering my childhood. This is the kind of gift that I really enjoy. Something that doesn't cost too much, but something that you know another will love. I think that John reads the blog from time to time...so thank you, John...you made your Mom happy :)
Love, Mom

10 comments:

John Darnell said...

Glad you liked it mom and glad the mystery was solved. Now you need to bake some Christmas cookies for those cranky post office ladies - lol. Love you!

Kim Corrigan-Oliver said...

That is so very lovely of your son, what a wonderful surprise. I have not heard of the movie, I will have to check it out, it sounds like something I would enjoy.

Margie's Musings said...

Sounds like a good DVD, Balisha.

Babajeza said...

This movie sounds like a movie I like too although no childhood memories. It is so nice when the sons notice anything you like or love. My youngst found out that a love movies and knows exactely which ones. He also knows what musik I like. :-) Merry Christmas. Regula

judemiller1 said...

1940--ah, those were the years!!! Christmas was so magical then.

Barbee' said...

My mother's Christmas trees were the most beautiful in the world! And, all we ever had were the wild red cedar/junipers that a friend let us cut on his farm. But, then too, I thought my mother the most beautiful mother in the world.

Lona said...

I had the same thing happen this year when a cousin sent me a DVD for my birthday. I knew I did not order anything from Amazon. LOL!. I did finally notice on the label that it said Happy Birthday and who it was from.
I remember that movie.
You and DH have a wonderful and blessed Christmas my friend.

Balisha said...

Thanks to all of you for commenting. I think that anyone who grew up during the 1940's and 1950's would really love this film.

John...you really surprised me.I'll bring it Christmas Eve...I'm sure you will remember it.

Barbee...What a lovely thing to say about your Mom. My Mom decorated the tree for days...hanging the tinsel one strand by one.Our tree just shimmered in the twinkling lights.

Lona...Isn't it frustrating when you can't figure out who sent something? Hope your break from blogging is short.

Thankyou to some new readers this year...Regula, Kim and I forgot to mention Judy, who is about my age...you would love this film.
Those were the days. I think we grew up in the best times.

This comment is so scrambled...hope I didn't forget anyone.
Christmas Blessings, Balisha

Barbara said...

Not heard of it but it sounds fun.

Barbara said...

Not heard of it but it sounds fun.