Monday, March 17, 2008
Nifty Nice Niece Key Chain
Oh, I forgot. For Christmas, my wonderful niece, Emma, made us key chains. I put mine on my key ring immediately. I never dreamt that it would be so handy. I carry 3 different sets of keys…well, five. One ring is full of our home keys, the next ring are my work keys, and the last is my OTK (One True Key-came with the vehicle) for my Tacoma. The other two key rings I refer to are in my left pocket. One is about 6 different keys which unlock a variety of pad locks and our mail box. The last is the STK (Second True Key-for the Camry, it never comes out of my pocket, since it is a wireless entry/keyless start, etc., Cora has the other. Basically, that car is a bundle of magic on 4 wheels). So, the reason I told you that is so I could explain the importance of the Niece’s key ring. It allows me to differentiate between my work keys and my home keys. Usually the OTK falls to the bottom of the pocket, but the other two jockey for tops. My work keys are on a key ring I found on the roof of the intermediate school, apparently kids love to throw things on the roof of that school. I picked up $5.00 of change while I was fixing the gutters two summers ago (the repair worked as I had promised: until the next rain). The key ring was apparently a souvenir from Chicago. It has a chain on it which is not always east to feel. The Niece key chain, however, has these wonderful beads, which, I found out recently, glow in the dark. The beads are large and nicely recognizable by touch, so it really made quick entry to either work or home much faster and easier. Well, the other day, it broke and the beads fell loose in my pocket. I was disappointed, and thought my niece might be able to help me fix it, so I called my beloved sister and asked to speak to my four year old niece. She had no problem about helping me with another key ring. In fact, on Saturday, I went to the post office and got our mail. There was a package from my niece and nephew! New key chains for the both of us!!!! What a wonderful surprise! Alo included were several sheets of finger art and a few hand written notes. So, I had to call and thank her today. She could probably have talked for a good hour or so, but her mom rescued her from getting a sore throat or going hoarse (though, truthfully, that might not be a bad thing, from what I have heard: might be nice to get some quiet). I, however, enjoyed our conversation, no matter how one sided!