Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Wacky Wednesday-Down Memory Lane

WACKYWEDNESDAYLADIES It is time for Wacky  Wednesday #24!  Joan is our hostess this week.  She has challenged us to pick our inspiration from a past experience, memory, past possession like a car, favorite clothing style, music...you name it.  Contest and prize information and details are on the Rubbernecker Stamps Blog.

I chose a memory.

The story:
Twenty years ago I was recruited from Ohio to work at a YMCA camp in Colebrook CT.  A friend of mine and I flew out early to help get the camp ready for the season.  Our first morning was a dreary day with constant drizzle.  My friend and I were assigned to the Waterfront Director to help get the waterfront area ready.  Our task???  Paint the fence.

Yes, in the constant drizzle, we painted the fence.  About 50-75% of the the oil based paint actually stuck to the wood.  My friend and I laughed at the absurdity of our task—but we admitted that the fence did look better when we were done.

By now, you are probably wondering why I am telling you this story—right?  That waterfront director was a guy named Reed, and about 2 weeks later we had our first date…Last April we celebrated our 17th wedding anniversary.

We have often laughed at this story.  He claims that painting the fence was NOT his idea—well, if you say so sweetheart! Winking

The Card:
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Now it is your turn get inspired by something in your past!!!  Then post a direct link to your project on the Rubbernecker Stamps Blog!  I am looking forward to see what you create!!

8 comments:

Savor the Journey said...

Oh my word, Juliana! That's the bestest story ever! (Can I please share it with DH & DD??) Wow! I'm smiling all over with this one! I love your recreation of the day at the fence. It's just perfect!

:o) Bev

Savor the Journey said...

Oh my word, Juliana! That's the bestest story ever! (Can I please share it with DH & DD??) Wow! I'm smiling all over with this one! I love your recreation of the day at the fence. It's just perfect!

:o) Bev

broni (waterchild12) said...

Gee, I guess Bev REALLY liked your story!! (2 posts!) I think it's a wonderful memory to have and to share! Your card is just the perfect embodiment of that memory! I love it!

Joan Ervin said...

What a sweet story, Jules...such a warm and wonderful memory!!! Your card is gorgeous...love how you stamped the sentiment over the beautiful scene you created!!!!

Candy said...

What a wonderful story to go along with your beautiful card Jules!!

Kittie said...

I love your sweet story, Jules. YOur scene is gorgeous.

dpkennedy said...

That was an adorable story and a wonderful card! I love the beautiful scene you created and the great sentiment stamped over it! Gorgeous!

Dee Jackson said...

Hi Juliana!! Wow this card is so gorgeous!! I love how you expressed your feelings about that day in the making of this gorgeous card instead of a scrapbook page. Just wonderful!!