Sunday, December 9, 2012

A Finish and Some Bragging

After too many years lingering in a Christmas decor box, an Angel gets a home. 

After my previous post, my mom emailed me to say she had no recollection of giving me back this elementary school project, but was glad I was rescuing it!  She is now hanging in the living room, water stains, backwards R, stiff glue and all--with a knitting needle as a dowel.  Makes me smile!

Now for the bragging part:  My mom's brother John has had a pretty good Santa gig going on for several years since he retired from 30+ years of teaching at a junior high school, including acting runs in Miracle on 34th Street productions and appearances before various groups, both paid and volunteer.  It has become a second career and presently Uncle John is appearing in a Windows 8 commercial as Santa, which has been playing on the ABC channel during prime time.  I am unable to find a link for that, unfortunately, but heard it was on after Suburgatory.  He is also scheduled to appear on a new game show hosted by Howie Mandel debuting tomorrow night, December 10th at 9PM/8 Central on NBC, called "Take it All".  And yes, Uncle John's white hair and beard are all his own.  The family is eagerly awaiting the show and messages will surely be flying on Facebook!

10 comments:

Quilter Kathy said...

What a wonderful angel rescue...I can see that she is so happy to be part of your life again!!
Enjoy the memories!

Shay said...

You personally know Santa ! Can you tell him I'd like a new sewing machine for Christmas please.

Miss Angel looks lovely in her new home and I love the knitting needle idea too. Looks fab!

Lorraine said...

How cool is the angel...rescued and now happily on show! LOL Shay....but since you do know Santa could he possibly help with another holiday to the States to catch up with everyone next year...and if Shay is good she can come too! Do Oreos deteriorate with age? If so I should eat them now! :)

carol fun said...

Oh I love this sweet angel - glad you rescued her! As for your uncle I just saw him a minute ago on a commercial for Howie Mandel's show- - what a great looking Santa! Merry Christmas>

Marg said...

Lol Shay, can I put in an order with Santa too please, I'd love to tag along to the States too.
Your angel is very cute, it's really lovely that you still have it, I wish I still had a couple of things from my time at school.

Kate said...

Love your rescued angel, she's a doll.

Even more fun, your family has it's own Santa. Very cool!

Vivian said...

The projects and drawings and such from childhood are the very best. Nothing beats the charm plus the memories. You have a sweetie in your home :)
I'll be on the watch-out for Uncle John. You're so lucky to be related to Santa!

Janet O. said...

I love the rescued angel, Annie! Very nostalgic. : )

Candace said...

How totally precious, Annie! It's the little things like this that make the holiday's so special! Congratulations to having a star in the family, too! I'll keep my eye out for your uncle!
Cheers!

ANudge said...

Love it!