Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Where Did I Put That Letter Opener? (Writer's Workshop)

Harry also spent a lot of his time looking for things he misplaced. One day, he told me "I can't find the letter opener so I am using scissors to lock the door." (Since his door lock broke and he was still in the process of fixing it himself, he used the letter opener to lock it.) I spent the whole time there before work helping him look for it, but I couldn't find it anywhere either. Later that day, I got a call from dad at work saying, "Hello, Karen, this is dad. I just wanted to call to let you know I found the letter opener under my pillow." We both laughed at that, wondering how in the world it landed there. At least he found it!

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This is an excerpt from "My Funny Dad, Harry" which I posted in response to Mama Kat's Writer's Workshop prompt:  “What did you once lose? Write about your search to find it again.”

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Lin said...

Oh, I really hate it when I lose things, which I seem to do more and more as I get older. The memory isn't what it used to be! Love your letter opener story!

Katina said...

What a fun story about your Dad!

Ginny Marie said...

How in the world did it end up under his pillow? I guess you'll never know! What a great story!

Jeanette said...


KLZ said...

Mama Kat's visitor here

I would love to know how it ended up there. But as someone who perpetually finds things in odd places I know that is something I hope for in vain.

Jessica Anne said...

So funny! I am always finding things in weird spots. I usually blame it on my kids, but maybe... Visiting from SITS!

cheri said...

your dad is funny. i'm sure you miss him a lot..

from SITS and mama kat's :)

Karen, author of "My Funny Dad, Harry" said...

Lin: Me too! I'm glad it doesn't happen often, usually it's when Gerard moves something without telling me.

Katina: Glad you liked it.

Ginny Marie: We had no idea how it got there. It was too heavy for the cats to carry.

Jeanette: Glad you liked!

KLZ: No idea!

Jessica Anne: He lived alone at the time with just his cats. Glad you were amused. Thanks for stopping by.

Cheri: He was funny and yes, I miss him very much.

"My Funny Dad, Harry" Book Giveaway

Congratulations to all the winners of the giveaway for "My Funny Dad, Harry" at Red Pine Mountain. I am so happy that four of my regular commenters won! Read what Tim thought of it at Everyday Living.