Monday, March 5, 2012

What the "BFG?"

An example of emotional sign language is the look on my face when I am speechless. I like this stamp. I won't say I "love" this stamp because I tend to over-use the word Love, and I want to reserve it for what is truly lovable. Wolfey made me especially conscious of remembering to choose my words carefully. So, I like this stamp with an intensity that makes me want to say I love it. 


Nothing makes me happy quite the way reading does. One of my fondest early memories is being to read to on the stairs when I was three. Mrs. Tucker, in Alabama read to my sister and me every night before bed. I still remember the story.


You know how the brain plays tricks, right? What did you think BFG meant? I thought the story might be about a dyslexic man. It wasn't until I put on my glasses, that I saw "my, mister creature, what big ears you have!" I've been just that excited since I discovered these stamps on the package that was gently tucked inside my mail box. The package wasn't bent, mangled, or damaged. Oh, glorious day! The stamps are as nice as if they were affixed moments before I opened the mail box. Nary a cancellation mark in sight!


What was the Postage-Borne Identity? Aha! Couldn't resist. Could have done better, but am too excited to think harder. Besides, this is only a clue. All will be revealed on another day. Thank you, Anna. Blessed are the gift-givers, for they shall receive in kind. Love, Limner.

P.S. It's taken me until now to get it. My brain saw BFG as an initial anagram for Girl Friend Bling! And I hear Willie Nelson singing, You were always on my mind . . ." Seems like the GirlFriend Bling Club is always on my mind.


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  1. hahaha LOVE that is a word that you can never say enough of I think. If I LOVE LOVE something I say I adore it. If I LOVE LOVE LOVE it then I am IN LOVE with it ^_~

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  2. LOL! I hear you. I like your way of thinking, too. :)

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  3. Wonderful stamps! I LOVE Roal Dahl stories. When I was a little child I was mesmerized by The Witches -- I believed they were real.
    Oh, I wish I one of those stamps come to my letterbox someday!

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    1. I'll have to buy one of his books then. Will check out The Witches.

      I wish we had stamps like that. I've written to the man in charge about NBA stamps. Wish they'd make the Shel Silverstein stamps. Crossing my fingers--hoping you will get at least one of Dahl's stamps. ;) What would you do with them if they came?

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    2. I wonder whether we are too old for The Witches now. I guess not. ;-)

      If I were to receive these stamps I would cross my fingers hoping they aren't damaged from the trip, scan them and save them carefully. My dad was a stamp collector and I still have his tools in a drawer. The best chance to bring them back without doubt!

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  4. I'm so pleased the book arrived safely. Hope you enjoy reading it. I love that Matilda stamp too! Have you read the story? I've been re-reading all Roald Dahl's books with my son.

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    1. Dear Anna, you are a rare gem. Thank you 1003 times for such an amazing gift. I've researched the map countless times. I believe the Smithsonian did a story on it. Sometimes I forget more that I have read than I readily recall, but I am still walking on Cloud 9 since yesterday. I walked across the road and showed it to my neighbor. She didn't have a clue, but I had to share it or burst. :)

      No, I haven't read "Matilda." Yet. I really must begin with The BFG first since it made my heart race at the very idea of a giant stealing a girl. Too many little girls go missing here, and I imagine how some adults seem like giants to little kids.

      I read a few reviews so I know the BFG is a good guy, but it amazes me how thoughts take shape without conscious thinking.

      Your son is lucky. I loved being read to. Dang! Must save all this for the letter I'm writing to you. LOL. {{{Anna}}}

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  5. seriously beautiful stamps. I love Roald Dahl. read him as a kid, read him again as a mom. my son couldn't sleep the other night and I pulled out the audio recording of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (read by Eric Idle of Monty Python) that we used to listen to when we commuted a long distance to day care together and I couldn't read to him because I was driving. He relaxed to the comforting familiar tale and fell right to sleep. but I digress....

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    1. I seriously agree. Not sure why I never recognized Dahl's name, since Erin loved Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, which means I bought the book for her. I still buy children's' books, so I reckon I may as well add this author's to my reading list. I have nieces and nephews to pass them on to or I may hoard them for future grands. :)

      What a lovely way to travel with a child. I used to record Erin's favorite stories on her little red recorder, and listening kept her engaged when I was making dinner or was too busy to read. She could read and write by the time she was 3. Thanks for sharing.

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  6. Alhana I hope you get to put your dad's tools to good use. May all your Dahls be good ones.

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