Many of you have asked where in the world I've been.

All I know is that after 7 plus years of blogging and a different lappy, which I don’t like, I seem to have lost my blogging fervor.

Someday, when you least expect it, I will post again.

For those of you still waiting I say thank you.

Meanwhile, I am rather prolific on twitter. Find me: @KeethaB
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Monday, January 9, 2012

Sherlock Baker Cracks the Case


You may, or may not, remember that Friday I posted "Calling all Sherlocks" (post before this one) in which I begged your help in solving the mystery of the Wisconsin Nutcracker.

Well, old Sherlock Baker here, aka Keri - our oldest daughter - quickly suggested it was from my MIL, Robin, down Naples, Florida way.

I conceded that was a possibility, though I didn't really THINK so, 'cause my brain was still chasing the Red Herring of Bama Blogger college football fan friends. After all, Robin is NOT a college football fan - - - nor ANY football fan for that matter.

Well, Keri Holmes was RIGHT. So - - - ding, ding, ding she gets the prize!!!

Here's the REST of the story:

FIL Farrell IS a big college football fan - go Canes, that's his team. He and I can wax long and longer over the phone about our college games and the players in those games.

Robin tolerates this nonsense. What SHE loves, is flipping through the pages of catalogs.

One day, after I posted the pictures of my nutcracker collection, FIL was looking at it on my blog and mentioned it to Robin.

Well, seems a few days later she was going through some catalogs and stumbled across a place to order college logo nutcrackers.

She procured my address from FIL and - - -

King Bucky Extraordinaire arrived in Central Wisconsin at my very own doorstep!!!!

Mystery solved.

THANK YOU so much, Robin!!! You have SUCH a gift for finding JUST the right thing for JUST the right person!

King Bucky is now one of my MOST cherished nutcrackers.



Erin said...

That is awesome! What a sweet MIL!

Linda @ A La Carte said...

Glad the mystery is solved! Nice In Laws girl!!

Ann in the UP said...

Three cheers for Sherlock Baker, and for dear MIL, Robin. And of course, for the coolest nutcracker of them all. I think he needs a special name.

Keri said...

I KNEW IT! :) I just thought that generous and thoughtful gift said "Grandpa and Robin" all over it.

Keri said...

WAIT! Isn't this the SECOND time I've won a "prize" via your blog??

Theresa said...

Congratulations to Keri! She should get something special for solving the mystery:) Enjoy your day and your gorgeous King gift! HUGS!

Debby@Just Breathe said...

Glad you figured that out.
He is a beautiful Nutcracker!

nancygrayce said...

Wow! That is so thoughtful! I wish I picked up on things people say and found thoughtful's a gift. Oh you get it! Anyhow glad your mystery is solved! It's a great nutcracker.

podso said...

Don't tou just love it when people who love you see things that bring you to mind and they buy it and give it to you. Even more icing on the cake is the random package IN THE MAIL!!! You are blessed!

jules said...

Don't you just love getting surprise packages in the mail? That was actually very thoughtful.

Janet, said...

that was so sweet of your MIL. The perfect gift for you.

Jenny said...

I am glad Keri solved that mystery...

The suspense must have been pretty intense!!!

Leigh of Tales from Bloggeritaville said...

Shes a real detective there! Good job!