Monday, August 21, 2006


The small package arrived in the morning mail, lathered in brightly colored stamps and prepared with meticulous deliberation and foresight. The printing was neat and tidy, yet urgent: get me to the right person right away because there's justice to be served. A justice richly deserved I might add.

I opened the care package slowly and shining brightly like little stars, looking up at me with big dazzling smiles were, among others, Iowa, Illinois, Alabama, Missouri, North Carolina, Pennsylvania and New Jersey. My friend Curt had come to the rescue. He sent a note, which said in part,

' I included a couple of bonus items. The two new nickles and a Bicentennial Quarter I had hangin about. The Indian Head Penny is for a good luck charm to ward off thieving neer do wells. Let's hope it works. If not, I will send off a lucky charm baseball bat.'

See? This is why he's my friend.

So ends the saga of the Quarters Heist of Summer 2006; I'll not be so generous with my art any time again soon. The Chows love those new nickels Curt sent and say they fully expect to see Chow Chows on the new 2007 nickels. The Chow Nation Nickel, of course. They say that their new best friend Curt is going to see that they get some of the first run. I wouldn't be a bit surprised.

The 'Kan EWA


the psycho therapist said...

So my package was sub? (as in standard)

I'm sorry I let you down. I'll think a different kind of "change" next time. (heh)

/muttering softly as she walks away
Oh her kids can have that dang table. I never liked those Sticks people anyway.

sheelz or whatevahtheycallme said...

That Curt is something else, isn't he?!

Of course, I was the first to offer the prized and rare North Carolina and Alabama quarters, but I guess I'm not just not yet in the inner circle of "people JBelle trusts with her address"! Ha ha, just kidding J, I'd go for the package deal myself if it was offered... and who could resist Curt?!

Still, I must find a way to pay you back for the baby food donation. So, I'll hang on to Alabama and NC a little longer, in case -- heaven forbid -- the quarters get raided again. (Perish the thought!)

curtcon said...

Hope they were shiny:-)...

I cleaned the table in poker tonight as well:-)...Last friend left...He goes all in for $10.50...I'm sitting on a pile so I figure what the hell...I have an off suit 6 & 7....We turn em over..He has an ace/queen....The flop?....5-8-4...lolol...I thought he was gonna cry...

Total evening's winnings $120

Yeah baby

jb3ll3 said...

Karma, all about karma, Curt.

Which I'm gonna get smacked in the face with soon for mounting a non-responsive stance to Sheez. geez! I am so sorry! I didn't even have to go back to the emails, I remember the offer clearly. I think we're so even now. arrrrrrgh! I'm in pain; I'm gonna need a therapist.

anyone? anybody here do therapy for befuddled accountants? hello?

MarmiteToasty said...

I just love how you are all so very close in heart to each other......... sigh........ x

the psycho therapist said...

Me too, too but whaddya mean "you all"? You're included so s'up wit dat?

jb3ll3 said...

Heads up to Mel: watch out for three grown adults to land in your lap at approximately the same time any moment....

jb3ll3 said...

okay, 4. I'm coming, too.