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I'm not an Eastern rose;
I'm just a lil' Western Gal
With freckles on her nose.

Wednesday, June 9

Necklace Winner and Mail Karma

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I won't talk about male karma, dearies. That would be too depressing (apologies to all males). But mail karma is another thing entirely.

I knew this would happen. A necklace winner from what is, to me, a foreign country. Of course, to them, it is NOT a foreign country. It is their own country, subject to their own usual karma concerning the mail.

A Canadian won. Yes. Calm yerselves, frens!

It's not the expense of mailing to Canada, mind you. It costs no more than to mail here, due to the lightweight nature of the alleged prize. It's the horror of waiting weeks to see if the prize ever got there. You see, the competition between the U.S. and our Good Neighbor to the North is rarely expressed by the cordial folks on both sides of that border. However, it affects the MAIL, causing mail from either country to ACT OUT THE HIDDEN COMPETITION, and become very sulky and refuse to be sorted in a timely manner. 

WORSE, sometimes a letter going to or from Canada will purposefully, out of the billions of letters to pass through a machine that year, will PURPOSEFULLY, I say, jam itself up into an accordion-like piece of Mail Origami and cause all sorts of delays. I know that once, when I was innocently attempting to mail some earbobs to Canada, the letter threw itself into a dark corner of the post office in a futile attempt to stay out of Canada, just out of spite! I spotted it writing "Flammable -Dangerous- Poisonous-Liquid-Fragile-Verboten-Potentially Hazardous" on its dorsal surface with a broken crayon.
Oh, the winner? BERNIE, m'dear, YOU are the Winning Canadian. The necklace will look quite festive during all four days of your Canadian Summer.

Free Vintage Image of Some Sort!

Blogger never picks up my lil' posts anyway, so why be specific?

I thought this image of fairies engaged in some sort of poker game with very disgruntled koalas was downright strange. But it "spoke" to me. Or maybe it "spooked" me. I don't know. It gets bigger when clicked. I love playing poker.

22 bloggie frens have visited the Comment Corral:

  • Julia

    Congrats to the winner!!

    All that drawing needs is an emu and a couple gnomes and it would look just right.

    And I am sad our poker nights disintegrated around here just before Ella was born. Some how we've got to get them back again!

  • Julia

    I just noticed that the koala is SMOKING too. LOL.

  • debbie


  • Walk in the Woods

    :) Congrats Bernie ... and may your winnings arrive swiftly, safely and without incident - accordion or otherwise!

  • AkasaWolfSong

    Congrats Bernie! :)

    Strange but cute pic Miss Holly...come to think of it I haven't played poker in a long, long time!

  • Ruby

    A very good laugh this morning! Thanks Holly!!

  • A Joyful Chaos

    I often wondered why so many letters get mauled while crossing the border.

  • GrandmaK

    Goodness well done! Congrats to Bernie!!! Yes, indeed, a deserving winner! Cathy

  • Doris Sturm

    Congratulations to the winner - maybe it will get there in a week? I shipped to Canada a couple of times and it got there in fairly timely manner...but one just never knows. I guess once it's in the mail it's out of your hands. The best you can do is to insure it.

    Have a wonderful day, m'lady, and I hope you and yours are doing well.

  • Carmen C.

    Congrats to Bernie from Canada! I love the fairies & koalas playing poker at the little mushroom table, wonder who's winning? Enjoy your day!!!

  • Ladyfromthewoods

    Is that koala smoking?!!! That's SO vintage!

    Congrats to our neighbor to the north!
    ~ t.

  • Anvilcloud

    Yay Bernie!!!

  • sallypaper

    Congrats Bernie!! And Holly, this pic is funny and disturbing all rolled into one. But I am laughing as I write this so it's ok. Take care. Smiles, Sally

  • Debra

    Congrats to Bernie!
    Oh gosh Holly I laughed so hard this morning at your post! You really should write a book!
    I love this graphic! So cute and unusual!!

  • Knitty

    That is the oddest graphic I've seen in ages. I wonder what the mindset was to put koalas and fairies together to play cards?

    I live near Detroit, 30 minutes from Windsor, Ontario by car traveling through the tunnel under the Detroit River. Going to Canada is never a problem. Getting back home is often a different story. I am not complaining about security agents doing their job but the attitude of some of them is tiresome. We are never anything but pleasant, honest and have our IDs ready. The American agents could learn something about personality and courtesy from their Canadian counterparts.

    A fun fact that many don't realize if they've never gone to Canada from Detroit: We travel SOUTH to get to Windsor.

  • Angela

    Congratulations to the winner! I hope you get it in a timely manner!

    That is a scary looking picture! lol


  • Linda in New Mexico

    Holly...all faery folk love to play cards but the stakes are usually too high for mortals if ya get my drift. All in has a whole different meaning....
    I feel a maple leaf wind coming your way lovie. Too funny on the Canadian mail's true of course but funny none the less. I shipped little do dads to Sweden, Brazil and Canada all on the same day. Yep you guessed it Sweden and Brazil about 12 days.....Canada...26 days..must a been that border check that did it. XXOO The Olde Bagg

  • Amrita

    Congrats to the winner.

    The aussie fairies look very charming.

    Today I got 2 major plumbing problems fixed, mentally exhausting. Sonia is a great moral support.

    All 3 gals, Ma, Sonia and myself applied henna in our hair today to cool off and condition it too.

  • Denise Marie

    Oh, I hope it gets there just fine. My Canadian buddy is gonna lose her eldest across the border and we are sure hoping we can get love packages to him while he's studying Nano Engineering.

  • Home and Heart

    Congrats to the winner!!! Thank you for hosting!

  • SueLovesCherries

    Hi Holly! I'm getting caught up on my blog reading today. "The hurrier I go, the behinder I get" - my mom had that on a plaque in her kitchen in the 60's, and now I know what it means!

    Beautiful necklace - congrats to Canada!

  • Bernie

    Holly, this is such a great post, I am so sorry I had missed this and others during the past couple of weeks.....I am so happy to have won your necklace, thank you my sweet friend. I will let you know as soon as it arrives, in fact I will post a picture of it for everyone to enjoy. Thank you sweetie and hopefully I will be all caught up on my blog within a few days........:-) Hugs

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