Tuesday, November 24, 2009

The post where I get to make fun of a friend

While taking a break from the Law and Order marathon Thanksgiving baking, I went to retrieve the mail. In the pile were sale circulars, magazines, bills, and one card.

Oh, goodie! A card! I love getting mail.

It was a card from one of our close friends who is trying her darnedest to keep the US Post Office AND Hallmark in business.




Awww. What a lovely card. I didn't even know they made Thanksgiving cards.

Holy turkey feathers! What is that she wrote?



Remember its a USA holiday only

So, not only is this a card, it is a history lesson. Apparently, I need to quit drooling and to act my age not my shoe size when she comes over.

I wonder if Hallmark sells a Thanksgiving apology card.

36 comments:

Kristina P. said...

That's, uh, odd.

Optimistic Pessimist said...

Wow, after I read that I was totally prepared to give a a really good comeback to that statement, but I can't seem to get my jaw up off the floor.

Beth said...

Kristina - Odd is a good adjective to use with her! She is sweet but definitely marches to the beat of a different drum.

Optimistic Pessimist - I really can't come up with anything either. Well, maybe... Nope. I got nothing.

only a movie said...

I haven't received a snail mail card in a long time...
:-)
I'm taking a break from baking too.

Beth said...

Erin - What are you baking? I've made Pecan Pie Bars, Cranberry Nut Bars, Pumpkin Cheesecake, and Key Lime Cake. I'm worried because there isn't any chocolate!

Marinka said...

I can't wait until she sends you a Christmas (remember this is a holiday for Christians only) card!

Brian Miller said...

smiles. best i got.

Jules said...

Love it!

TechnoBabe said...

Marinka, that is a good one, I was thinking that too. Maybe Beth could make a card, a special THANK YOU card to especially THANK her for the lovely THANKSGIVING card???

rxBambi said...

That is too funny! My mom sends everyone in the family their very own card for every.single.holiday. I think she may even make some up. But she has never thought to remind me that Thanksgiving is for us only.
Oh oh I know, send her something about July 4th... and how it's celebrated internationally ;)

Aunt Becky said...

Uh. WOW. She made me feel GUILTY and I don't even KNOW her.

Candice said...

Ha! I think everyone has THAT friend.

Mrs. K said...

well is she super patriotic or just the odd duck?

otin said...

I have to start thinking about who I am going to send Arbor Day cards to?

Arbor day is international, right??

Michele said...

Awwwwww...what a patriot. Hallmark has a card for every holiday.

blueviolet said...

That's awfully funny!

Pseudonymous High School Teacher said...

I'm sorry, it isn't very Thanksgivingy, but all I could think was WTF...

Maggie May said...

haha!

sherri said...

I second "WTF"?

lisa said...

What kind of friend is that?

Celia said...

hmmm... so do I have to stop telling my patients to have a great thanksgiving?!?! we're a big melting pot here... perhaps they aren't american. crud. thought i only had to sensor myself around the winter "holidays". :(

Midwest Mommy said...

Really? Who writes something like that.

smiles4u said...

Really? You are kidding right? Wow.

mo.stoneskin said...

This just confirms my belief that all cards should have food on the front.

sun lover said...

:) It's all I got. That makes me laugh and I am not sure why, what does that say about me?

Fidgeting Gidget said...

Well, it's true...I'm still not quite sure why she would write that, but I know that no one in Canada cares that it's a US holiday. (and that I have to miss going home to see my family!) sniffle.

Leslie Hanna said...

Being a card MAKER, not a SENDER, I believe the sending of Thanksgiving cards is another of those made-up-to-keep-us-afloat Hallmark thingies. Halloween, too. Never before did I realize people send cards on Halloween.

And yeah, it's a USA holiday. So what?

K13 said...

Your friend must be GOOD friends with my aunt...she sent a Thanksgiving card too, but sans history lesson.

Mellisa - Chinook Jewelry said...

But it is a Canadian holiday as well...just on a different date...
Um, "interesting" card!

Masala Chica said...

i already suck at sending cards. even thank you ones. truly, truly terrible. we missed the bus on my last one's birth announcements and truth be told, i could care less. he is here - i love him - i'll tell you if you call me.

happy thanksgiving cards. thats a new one.

have a happy one with your family.

Captain Dumbass said...

Just in the US? So Canadian Thanksgiving is fake? Whatever, as long as I get turkey.

Brian Miller said...

i hope you and yours have an amazing thanksgiving! smiles.

Lizzy Frizzfrock said...

Cute.

Jason Oller said...

Go elementary school personell on her and tell her it should be it's, not its. :)

therapydoc said...

You're hysterical.

therapydoc said...

Sorry, should have said that TechnoBabe directed me this way!