Friday, February 15, 2008

Snippets and Snapshots

On Valentine's Day:

Last week, my sister Loey told me on the phone that she had mysteriously received a book of letters by Jane Austen in the mail. She intended to call my sister Jen to ask if she knew anything about the book.

Yesterday, the mystery was solved when we received an email from my dad, telling us that he loved us and that we would be receiving Austen books in the mail for Valentine's Day. How sweet and thoughtful is that?!!

Here is a thank you note that I emailed my dad, written with the help of some Austen-savvy cyber-friends on the Well-Trained Mind Discussion Board:

Dearest Father,

It is a truth universally acknowledged that a father is a daughter's first love. I declare above all there is no enjoyment like reading! How much sooner one tires of anything than of a book! I should be miserable indeed if I had not an excellent library. The person, be it gentleman or lady, who has not pleasure in a good novel, must be intolerably stupid. The gift you bestow upon me is almost too good, but then nobody minds having what is too good for them. And I do say that without the pleasure of a good novel, life seems but a quick succession of busy nothings.

Thank you my dear father for the felicity that you have bestowed upon me through such an amiable and pleasing gift.

Your Loving Daughter



Logan loves to wear his daddy's gloves, and here he is carrying a carnation that his dad brought home for him.

And Logan Said:

"Maffoo, have some water please?"

And Mama Said:

"Logan, can you smile for the picture please? Thank You!"

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Michelle said...

Melissa, you are too funny. :) I could just "hear" you writing that letter. Hee. And the no smile/smile photos of Logan are hilarious.

Jackie said...

i loved that thank you 'note'. i laughed heartily and was quite impressed. though my thank yous felt paltry in comparison...*sigh*

the pictures are precious. yep, he's still cute!

Melkhi said...

A very clever woman on the wtm board put together quotes from Austen for me, I just changed it a little.

Anonymous said...

What a thoughtful daddy! Sounds like he knows his women. :)
I occasionally get out-of-the-blue packages like that from my dad and they are so special. Maybe our dads are related... :) Anne