Here’s a funny story. And, even though it isn’t Christmas, I am celebrating the return of the blog!
Because a cross stitcher never has enough charts, late last night I was looking on Etsy and 123Stitch to see what new charts were out. It was about midnight and I should have been in bed. Of course, I can’t even find it now but there was a chart and it was either the 12 Days of Christmas or little charts for each of the 12 days but on Day 4, it had “4 colly birds!” I enlarged it to make sure I was seeing it right. Yes, colly birds! Have you ever heard of that? I had not. I sat here and thought . . I need to do a blog post about this. I kept thinking about it. I new my friend Sarah would be up so I called her.
Me: What was the gift for the 4th Day of Christmas?
Sarah: (Singing to herself) On the first day of Christmas, my true love . .
She got to the 4th day and because I had asked her about that one, she couldn’t remember anything!
Me: Birds! Four what kind of birds?
Sarah: Blue birds?
Oh, my . . we were both cracking up. If Vince were here, I’d be laughing so loud I would have awakened him and then I would have tried to explain to him what was so funny and he would have found no humor in it!
So, I explained to Sarah about seeing “colly” birds. She delcared it had to be a typo. Not on a cross stitch chart so we were both googling it. Here’s a decent explanation.
I think it’s so weird that never once have I ever heard it called colly birds. For a minute, I thought the entire world probably knew it was colly birds and I was the only one who’s been saying calling birds!
Speaking of saying things wrong, I know I’ve told this story on here before but Chad was 6 or 7 and he was in a private school in Lake Charles. There was a bus that picked the kids up at several private schools and they went to after school care at one or the churches. Chad wasn’t in Catholic school but the big Catholic elementary school was Our Lady Queen of Heaven. One day on the way home, Chad was talking about some kid and I asked him if the kid went to his school. He said “No, he goes to Old Lady”. I said “Old Lady?” He said “You know . . Old Lady Queen of Heaven”. I said “Chad! It’s NOT Old Lady . . it’s Our Lady.” He swore all the kids called it Old Lady and knowing kids . . they may have but that’s not the name of the school and Chad seriously thought that was the name of the school. I should ask him. I wonder if he still thinks it’s Old Lady.