Saturday, December 8, 2012
A Holiday Message from Charlotte
By now, most of you know of my beloved neighbor Charlotte, a feisty 70 something woman with a small side of daffiness which adds to her wonderful personality. She is extremely active in her church and volunteers at the local school. She called John and I the other week asking for holiday ornaments to decorate the tree in her school.
Below is the 'word for word' message that she left on our answering machine. We were touched by her sincerity with a bit of chuckling from the rambling nature of it. I think we have all been there though, rambling on someone's voice-mail until you are unceremoniously cut off! Try and follow it now!
Charlotte leaving her message:
"Marc. Hi John. No need to worry, it's Charlotte, your neighbor ... next door. We're doing a multiple Christmas celebration on Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa, whatever it is for whatever we celebrate the birth of and whatever the celebration is for the holiday season. Do you have anything we can use, I have a Charlie Brown tree from Phyllis, I mean Linda next door, you know Linda on the other side, that she gave and we took into the school, to put on the tree that YOU DON'T WANT (Charlotte yelling this into the phone) that would be able to qualify for your holiday seasonings celebration or anything that we could, TELL US what we could use for Hanukkah, Kwanzaa, whatever celebration for this time of year so that the children could put it up in the hallway for us. I will..." (BEEEEP. CHARLOTTE GETS CUT OFF.)
From what we gathered and later confirmed, she was looking for ornaments for the tree which we gladly donated. I think Charlotte was day drinking again.