SATURDAY SILLY


Our residents, together with the Recreation Department, 
entered this scarecrow at a local gardening store competition
and they won first prize! 
CONGRATULATIONS!

Mr. S. (FOIP doesn't allow for me to disclose his full name here!) arrived at the end of September. He found his favorite spot in our facility, standing by the front door, almost like the WalMart greeter. He wasn't much of a conversationalist, but could be quite the conversation starter. He was more the silent type, "for when a fool speaks, he is ruining himself", was Mr. S. favorite quote. He firmly stood his ground on many issues, never flinching as others have done, succumbing to the winds of change. He warmly welcomed everyone - especially the children. He was so touched and almost fell apart when the children showered him with such loving! With the help of dear friends, he pulled himself together again.

Nothing much is known about his family history, but apparently many of his family members were outstanding in their field. I think one family member made it big in a little movie called Wizard of Oz.    Mr. S. had a friendly smile for all, showing no favoritism, although to some he felt a little prickly at times! He wasn't nearly as scary as he was originally made out to be. The black crow that always sat on his arm was a very well trained pet and caused no ruckus as others of the crow family are want to do. Unfortunately Mr. S. had to leave us this week to make room for the Mr. and Mrs. Snowman family that arrived suddenly. We said our fond farewells for now and look forward to when he returns next year.

19 comments:

Mari said...

That's pretty cute! I love the addition of the walker. :)

pam said...

Karin...that is so cute...well done!

Betty said...

Congratulations!! It looks really good!

ellen b. said...

Oh girl it took me a few sentences to realize who Mr. S. was. DUH! Loved this story :0)

Peg said...

Congratulations on the win - I like your story, very well done!!

Karabeth Baptist Homeschool said...

Clever! And I mean both the Mr. S. that the residents put together and entered in the contest and your description of him. I especially liked the remark about being "outstanding in his field." :)

Linda said...

How cute! I love it...and the story of Mr. S.

Happy Saturday Karin.

Love, Linda

Ginny said...

I am howling with laughter! But I want to know if Mr. S was a stuffed shirt? I love the crow!

Anneliese said...

Cute post! Are you going to introduce us to Mr & Mrs Snowman too?

Doris Sturm said...

OMG, that is a walker - at first I thought it was a shopping cart. He's very cute and I love the strong and silent types ;-)

Happy weekend!

Lady Dorothy said...

Congratulations! And I just love your wit!

Glenda said...

You are the creative storyteller!!

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Very cute story, Karin... You are a great storyteller...

I hope Mr. and Mrs. Snowman are as good at starting conversations as Mr. S was!!!!!!

Love the walker addition to the competition!!!

Hugs,
Betsy

Jan said...

That is a lovely story, particularly of your staff and residents working together to win a prize, and the satisfaction that would have been felt all round in a job well done. Great work!!
Love and hugs
Jan

gemini said...

I enjoyed reading your entry...and of course if I was the judge, your group is the winner..congratulations to everyone.

Mildred said...

Love that photo and enjoyed the story Karin.

George said...

Mr. S is definitely a friendly-looking chap. Thanks for sharing him with us.

C said...

hahahaha.... very silly, Karin! :)

C said...

Karin, would you know of any foundation/organization/association/orphanage/home that would be happy to accept donations of copies of my book? I've been looking for where to send donations I want to make, of copies of my book. Preferably where children in need will be able to read. For example, children's hospitals, rehabilitation centers, orphanages...let me know if you know of someone who would be happy to accept donations of my book, thank you..

C