Monday, February 08, 2010

In a Drawer

In 1997, Mr. Goat's sister ( his junior by 10 years) gave him the following picture for Christmas.  He seems to recall that all the family got pictures from her that year.  Sister Goat was 6 and this was an important picture because it was her mother's real fur hat and muff from her childhood.

Two years later Mr. Goat went off to St. Olaf as a freshman.  He "forgot" his sister's picture in his desk drawer.  Luckily his then noisy 8 year old sister found it and brought it to him on family weekend.  She told her mother, "[Mr. Goat] must have forgotten my picture!]
Mr. Goat thanked her for bringing it to him and when they had left the picture went back in a desk drawer at school.
The next time they visited Sister Goat found the picture in the desk drawer again and put it on display in his dorm room. 

I was told this story early on in dating Mr. Goat and this 5x7 has gone with us whereever we've gone.  It currently lives on one of our bookshelves, obviously displayed of course.

Last January, Mr. Goat and I found ourselves at a wedding.  Being a winter wedding in MN the bride had a fur trimmed coat and a muff to go with her dress. 

A quick check in with the Maid of Honor at the reception led us to this:

So naturally we had to have it framed and on the week of Christmas in Christ Chapel this year we brought Sister Goat her very own picture to proudly display in her dorm room.

She was thrilled and said, "I love it!  I'll put it up in my room....or maybe in a drawer!"

Happy 19th Birthday Sister Goat!


Roxane B. Salonen said...

Too funny and cute at the same time. I love little family stories like this -- the ones that bind us together and give life to our lives.

The Marketing Mama said...

That is really funny!!! I was wondering what the end of the story would be, and it was better than I imagined. :)

simplicity said...

That's pretty funny! A big guy with his hands in the muff! Great!

And I just noticed, I'm not even in your links list, what gives? Ha! My links list is missing at the time, so I'll give you some grace! :)

tattytiara said...

Ha! Very cute.

Spot On Your Pants said...

That is fun! Can't wonder why it wouldn't be enlarged to poster size. :-)

love said...

funny! i'm sure it is proudly displayed in her dorm! =)

your e-mail didn't show up on your comment, so i never know where to answer questions, then! =)
clay's track suit was a homecoming gift, so i don't know where it came from!

emily said...

Liz, I love your post. And goat I love the picture. Really. I do have it in my dorm room on my desk. I love you both so much:)