Dee requested an illustration of her mother to be given as a Christmas present.
(It seems that there were several homes around our nation, and beyond, where my name was being discussed around a Christmas tree. I guess I'm kind of a Christmas Cartoon Elf. Kind of gives me a warm feeling inside.)
Anyways, Dee wanted an illustration of her mother, sporting her signature red lipstick, while sitting at her computer. She also suggested a hot air balloon be included somewhere in the illustration.
(Apparently she likes hot air balloons and was not meant to suggest that she is full of it—just wanted to make that clear.)
One of the pics she sent me included what appears to be a lovely young granddaughter. So I place her in the basket—no extra charge. (Aren't I nice?)
I tried to find a report back from Dee regarding her mother's reaction when she saw the doodle. I think she sent me something, but apparently it got lost in the flood of e-mails that I get—including the ones from the guy in Nigeria who has the tempting offer that will make me rich. (I'm committing that one to prayer.)
Thanks Dee for making me your Christmas elf, and my apologies to your mother regarding the hot air remark.
Katie sent me these photos of her parents opening the doodle drawn by me, the Christmas elf.
She wrote and said...
Hey Rick, just wanted to send you a few photos of my parents opening their present. Sorry the lighting was bad, but you get the 'picture'. They loved their illustration with their grandsons...my dad couldn't stop talking about how cool it was. Thanks again. Hope you all had a very merry Christmas and happy New Year!!
You're welcome Katie.
Christmas Elf signing off now. Ho, Ho, Ho...