Monday, November 24, 2008

Jack's Days are Numbered..........He'll Soon be Going Back to the Attic!

It's always kind of sad, but after sitting on our porch swing from September 1st until Thanksgiving, our family scarecrow Jack has to return to the attic for another 9 months of relaxation. Actually we aren't always sure what he does up there all year when we're not watching. The two youngest ones in our family, the two 5 year olds, are pretty sure he can talk......and they're convinced they've seen him move.

I made him when my youngest son Christopher was in Kindergarten ( and he's 19 now!) So Jack has been in the family for awhile now.

He loves to travel around town........over the years he's been to parties, hayrides, and presided over Harvest Carnivals. He's had his picture taken with young and old. He's quite a social fellow.....never met anyone he didn't like.....or anyone who didn't like him. If he had a Facebook page he'd be the guy with all the friends!

While there's a video tape floating around somewhere of him dancing with several lovely young ladies here in Phoenix, his favorite date has always been my Mom. Here they are a few years back at a church party. He was her constant companion on a 1998 hayride when she was trying to ignore the unwanted attentions of a much older gentleman who shall remain nameless. He finally got the hint.....Jack had saved the day. He's really quite the ladies man.

But at heart he's a real family he is with grandaughters Kylie, Kenedee, and Christian a couple of years ago.

This year, just like every other year, nobody wants to say goodbye.........a quick kiss from the aforementioned 5 year olds........grandaughters Fiona and Kenedee. Love ya, Jack.


Stacey said...

Oh the memories...It's good to see Jack is still around. ;-)

Sandi@ My Yellow Door said...

Hi Elaine,
Yes, I love dolls and all kinds of other treasures. I enjoyed your story about Jack! He sounds like he's quite a popular gent! Thanks for stopping by my blog. Please come by and visit me again soo, I love the company.


Pretty Organizer said...

darling! I don't have a decent scarecrow and I think next year we'll have to make an effort to create our own Jack.

It's always sad to put decorations away... but, that sadness gives way to another excitement for a new holiday!

Good to meet you!
Pretty Organizer

Shelia said...

Hi Glenda!! It's so nice to meet you! Oh, yes, I can tell that Jack is certainly a ladies' man! That little stinker. You had better put him back in the closet or Santi Claus will get jealous!
Have a blessed Thanksgiving,
Shelia ;)

Mrs. Homemaker said...

Thanks for stopping by! It's so fun meeting new bloggers!

Jack seems like a pretty neat guy, I think we'll have to get ourselves one next fall. That's so neat to have a decoration with such a long history. Lots of memories every time you get him out, I'm sure.

Have a great day!

Meadowsweet Days said...

Hi Elaine,
Nice to meet you, thank you for visiting my blog! It's wonderful to meet so many lovely ladies across the country!


Adriana said...

Jack is very handsome but your grandaughters are the cutest! And I love their names. I don't have any children yet but any of those names would be perfect for a little girl!