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Mom nicknamed everything including wooden spoon.

by Contemplative on August 13, 2011   |  FacebooktwitterTumblr

Midge the microwave. Wanda the whirlpool dishwasher. Hy and Drox the two outdoor hoses used for laundry. Sparky the Buick Park Avenue. List is lengthy. Named wooden spoon Woody, not too original though. We went through several Woody's. Named the Christmas tree Bruce the blue spruce. Actually an affectionate tide of emotions, overall.


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