Thursday, August 13, 2009

Happy Birthday

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Happy Birthday to a toad catcher extraordinaire. May this Great Toad bring you great luck.

Note: When Tall Son was a boy, he loved toads. I would find live toads in his sock drawer, in the tub, under his bed, swimming in the toilette name the place, there was a fat toad there, hopping around. To this day, Tall Son believes that toads bring good luck, though in the past, all that his toads brought were squeals and frantic hopping from this frightened Mom. Happily, he settles for one large bronze toad next to his front door these days.


  1. When I see stories like these, I'm glad I had girls. Happy Birthday Annie's Son!

  2. I stopped by yesterday to leave your son a Happy Birthday comment and then I got called away. So, I'm a day late!! I hope he had the best birthday ever. You'll have to read Shelley's post (Sweet Pea, on my sidebar) about her recent adventure with a toad. Reminded me of this post. Happy Friday and see you in Warrenton soon!

  3. Pat, You are so lucky to have missed out on the toad/frog experience.

    Garden Antqs Vintage: I just read Shelley's post and her frog photo brings back memories! What a great story. Thanks for pointing it out to me.

  4. Happy Belated Birthday to your Son. My son's was last week...

    I wanted to thank you so much for visiting my Blog earlier and leaving such a sweet and thoughtful comment! It really meant a lot to me...
    Have a great weekend,

  5. I have loved frogs and have them all over the place since I fell in love with a large (so I thought) stuffed frog that always sat at the end of my Great Grandmothers bed. Home is not home with froggies...

  6. I happen to like toads myself. Hate that they're likened to ugly things/people. Don't think they deserve that rep!