A Visit from Santa’s Elf
On December 8th Bob’s sister, Cynthia, sent us a Facebook message. Cynthia asked us where we would go if we could take the motorcycle and ride together to one of our favorite places to take photos. Cynthia said that this was a VERY serious question. We had to be sure we knew the answer we both agreed on, because once we decided, we could not change it! After a few minutes of thought, Bob and I told Cynthia that we would go to the Finger Lakes Region, in particular Watkins Glen, New York.
Last night we received another Facebook message from Cynthia. She wrote that we “must be on the “nice” list.. Santa sent me a message…’I could deliver it later tomorrow (Tues 12/23) or Wednesday 12/24.’ When will someone be home?” Bob told Cynthia that I would be here all day today, as well as Wednesday. Cynthia said that Santa would be at our house between 3 and 4 today.
Santa’s elf, not Santa, came to our house a little after 3:30 pm today. Now, IF Santa’s elf had been dressed as an elf, a photograph would have been in order. Santa’s elf, however, was dressed in civilian attire and arrived via a privately owned vehicle. Santa’s elf brought Bob and me a Christmas gift. Because the package did NOT say “do not open before Christmas”, we opened the package.
Inside the package was a lovely portrait of our cat, Patches, that
Cynthia commissioned Ellen Paquette to paint for us.
It looks like Patches posed for the painting. The likeness is amazing. Look closely at the painting. Do you see the camera? the motorcycle? Watkins Glen Gorge? What a WONDERFUL surprise! Thank you, Cynthia, for such a perfect Christmas present! Mrs. Paquette does extraordinary work!
Oh, who was Santa’s elf? Santa’s elf was the artist herself, Ellen Paquette!
7 Responses to “A Visit from Santa’s Elf”
What a cherished gift to get. You are truly blessed and loved. Merry Christmas to you and Bob.
Wow—what an awesome gift… SO thoughtful and SO good…. I know you two love it.
Wow, what a great Christmas gift for you and Bob to receive! Merry Christmas to you all.
Incredible gift Linda! A sweet and thoughtful one at that. Merry Christmas to you and Bob and all your family.
What a wonderful season.. Merry Christmas and best wishes to all
Linda, você uma grande fotografa , deveria esta fazendo fotos para a revista Time. Feliz Ano Novo e que 2015 tenha muita saúde paz e amor , abraços noBob .Beijos e abraços .
What a thoughtful gift! I love whether it’s giving or receiving when a gift is just so personal and thoughtful. The painting of your cat is awesome – such a good job! I have also seen where you can send in a picture and a paint by number will be designed. I also looked up Watkins Glen. Looks like a nice place to take the travel trailer, too!