Thursday, December 6, 2007

The Landlord

Good Morning Emily!!!! A happy Christmas Eve to you. Happy Christmas Eve to you also Henry. I Bet Victoria is really getting excited about Santa's coming. Yes she is and I was hoping to get a little shopping in before I return home to finish the sewing. This will be the first year she will get a store bought doll. When I bring her to town she presses her nose up to the window looking at the sweet china doll all dressed in red. I am hoping it will still be there. At this moment Henry that a marvelious idea. Please excuse me Emily I have an erand to run, but may I talk with you later. Yes Henry that would be nice. As the morning went by Emily was busy waiting on many costumers. They were all Happy as they went about the buissness of gettting ready for Christmas. Henry all the while was walking around with a big smile on his face. You see his errand had been to get The china doll for Emily. What a grand felling this was for Henry !!! To be able to buy something that would bring such joy to someone else. Later in the day the landowner came in the bank. Emily I have come to drive you home. My wife is in a tissy thinking you are not going to have the children's dresses finish in time for the big party tonight. Emily loooked so sad. I was hoping to get in a little shopping after work. No time for that we must hurry.!! The smile dropped from Henry's face. His wonderful surprise had been ruined as he was going to Take Emily to the new tea room that had just opened and give her the doll he had bought for Victoria. Henry calmly turned to Emily and said you may leave early Emily. It is okay. That way you can finish and still have time to make your own Christmas. Oh Henry how kind of you. She squeezed his hand . For the second time today his heart skipped a beat. Henry would you like to come by later for a lite supper and tea. Would he like to come by?? Do children want Santa to visit them??? Oh yes that would be lovely The smile returned to Henry's face. As Emily gather her things and was leaving Henry had a brand new plan. He must hurry so much to get done before this evening!!!!

10 comments:

KarenHarveyCox said...

I found you through Beverly's blog. Oh, your short stories are wonderful, I bet you keep those grand babies entertained and enchanted. Such a lovely place I will surely come back again. Blessings, Karen

sha said...

Mary Isabella,
what lovely short stories. keep them coming. thank you for stopping by my place today. the next cup of tea i drink i will think of you. bye for now

Counting Your Blessings said...

It's wonderful! Absolutely wonderful. Please write more. Blessings... Polly

Tea Time and Roses said...

Wonderful Mary Isabella! I just love the stories...beautiful!!

Hugs to you...

Beverly

Mimi said...

I can hardly wait for the next chapter... will Henry get to have tea with Emily... or will something else come up to ruin his surprise?
I will be back tomorrow night to find out the answer...
love these stories...
Mimi

Jackie said...

I love your stories. You have a gift for story telling. Can hardly wait for the next part.

Cottage by the River said...

A wonderful short story. I got your package, and it was wonderful. My son loved the snow measring stick kit! Thank You so much Mary!!
Bristol

ShabbyInTheCity said...

Keep it coming!

Grafted Branch @ Restoring the Years said...

Hi! Nice to meet you! Thanks for stopping by my blog with a comment so that I could find you.

I can't wait to spend a little more time reading these enchanting stories. What a find!

Mrs. Staggs said...

I will happily await more of your charming story.
A lovely day to you.