Last week, after we returned from my mother’s funeral in Pittsburgh, PA, I decided that today’s One-Liner Wednesday was going to be a “thank you” one-liner. We had encountered so many caring and supportive people; family, friends, friends of my mom and total strangers, that it seemed appropriate. Some of those people will be featured in future posts, who knows when – but they all need to be thanked.
Of course, later last week, Linda announced the contest for the new One-Liner Wednesday badge. I had been waiting for that announcement since last September, when I snapped the pictures of those birds. I submitted, you liked, you voted and I won. So, once again, “Thank You!” seems to be a good thing to be saying.
As for the one-liner, I’m going to go pick on one of those total strangers. After the funeral, Faith and I were driving back to CT. My brother, his daughter and her husband were driving back to Iowa. None of us wanted to drive in our Sunday-go-to-meeting clothes. When we asked at the desk if we could have a late checkout for one of the three rooms, we didn’t even know when we would be back. Without hesitation, the clerk said:
“Pick a room. We’ll keep it open for you. Don’t worry about the time.”
I thanked her. I could try to thank everyone, but I think Natalie Merchant does it better.