Just a short tale ...
A few weeks ago VJ heard a knock at the door,
The local florist had a beautiful bouquet of flowers for her.
The card read "Thank you so very much ... from JD, Canada"
Backtracking to a couple of months before ...
VJ receives an email from JD in Canada,
asking if he can buy a Snakes and Ladders game
featured on her blog sometime ago ... see here
She replies to say the game is not complete,
no box, no counters, a little dog eared and not really worth selling,
besides ... they sometimes play with it.
He persists ... he would really like to buy it.
It is identical to the one he played with as a child ...
it brings back many memories.
He had very little when he was young ... he is a much older man now ...
His game was sadly lost during many moves to various rented homes.
He asks if VJ can check the board for any makers name or identifying marks,
in order that he can try and find another.
She replies, "there are no marks on the board anywhere".
He asks again if he can buy it.
He asks if there is anything VJ is searching for.
He says there are several antique and vintage stores in his area,
and he would love to find something for her in return.
She asks for his address, telling him she needs to calculate postage costs.
Without telling him she sends the board ... as a gift.
She wants no payment or reward.
Her Mr was sceptical ... "it could be a scam!"
When flowers arrived ... he ate his words ... "what a kind man!"
Happy childhood memories are precious.