So, the other day, a new friend of mine gave me a gift. She warned me, before I opened it, that nothing I had gotten for Christmas could ever top this gift from her. Her husband then chimed in that even if David had gotten me a 2 karat diamond that it could never compare...
Oh, how I love my new friend, Peggy Stevenson!
She knows my humor well and knows I will wear this shirt...yes, even in public!
I met Peggy our first Sunday at our new ward and then later found out she is the PTA president and only lives a few houses down. She has the personality of my sister, April, and so naturally I want to be around her all the time. She is witty and just cracks me up.
So about 2 or so weeks ago, she texts me to tell me how yucky she is feeling. She says something like, "I knew I shouldn't have drank from the opossum waterhole!" I texted back that I had a story to tell her about an opossum someday.
A few days later I was over at her house when I told her about how David, the boys, and the missionaries in Oklahoma had BBQ-ed an opossum because one of the Elders just had to "try everything Oklahoma" before he left to go home. At the time, opossums were often getting into our trash. David was often setting out traps to catch them and then, well, take care of them. So, we had easy access to an opossum to make this wish come true for this missionary. I, of course, was against this. That is just nasty! And I certainly didn't want my boys eating that but they begged and begged so I just gave in. It wasn't too long after that, that I made a roast for dinner. Hyrum has his meat on his plate, tastes it and declares, "Mmmmmm, tastes like possum!" David and I hadn't laughed that hard in a looooong time! We pictured us in a nice restaurant one day with our son and him declaring for all the world to hear that his meat tasted like possum and wondered how we would explain that to all around us. Peggy, of course, thought that story was HILARIOUS....thus this shirt for Christmas! Probably my favorite part of this shirt is that opossum is spelled wrong, but of course that is how we pronounce it, so it is perfect!