Public Apology to Tom

I was thrilled with our gift of Amy’s birdbath and sat right down to thank her and her friends for installing it in our empty, wisteria-cursed pergola.  I wrote at night, not my optimum brain time.  It didn’t occur to me until the next day that I might have insulted Tom.  Can you imagine the conversation that might have gone on at Amy’s house?

Amy looks at her messages and says, “My goodness!  Anne called Tom a fairy!”

Tom comes over to look at the screen and reads, “I know the garden fairies who worked this magic – Amy and her dear friends Mary and Tom.”

So, Tom, I apologize for writing a statement that some might construe as slanderous.  I looked up fairies in Wikipedia and found the mythical creatures are gender neutral.  Given the current uproar over bathroom laws in North Carolina, what do you suppose the politically correct gender police would do with that?

6 thoughts on “Public Apology to Tom

  1. wisteria-cursed pergola? Now that’s a poem if I ever heard one! I’m still holding my breath waiting for pics on that! As for that bathroom-hassle, why not just have a small, third bathroom that says on the door “OTHER…YOU KNOW WHO YOU ARE…” “They” sure know how to create non-stories!

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    1. I loved wisteria until I had to battle it in my own backyard. Today I went to check on the water level in the new birdbath, and I spotted two 3-foot tendrils coming out of a low-growing evergreen plant. it will stop at nothing to attack me.

      I love your “other” door sign solution.


      1. the curse of the wisteria attack…that has to be a movie! Did you see that pic of the lavender wisteria on the one prompt? I don’t know if we have wisteria around here.


  2. No, I didn’t see the prompt about wisteria. If I had, I would have run screaming in the opposite direction.

    I looked up wisteria and found it is native to China. The map shows it has been planted and currently thrives in states Texas diagonally through New York and down to Florida. Give it five more minutes, and it will be attacking people in Idaho.


  3. I’m glad you have a vivid imagination. I picture myself as a knight in armor, slashing wisteria with a very sharp sword. It really doesn’t matter what I use; the wisteria is going to win.


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