Wednesday, May 23, 2007

The Other Graduation Quilt

I've shown you the high school graduation quilt I made for TheFirstChild, so now, here is the quilt for TheSecondChild. Whereas, TheFirstChild had his little U-Turn indiscretion, TheSecondChild had an indiscretion involving a stork. No baby involved, just the stork.He was at a party when one of the boys decided to use the phone number from one of those big stork yard signs (that people use to announce the birth of a new baby) and prank call the stork guy. Boneheads. It's the 21st century. The century of caller id. All those 16 year old boys got in t.r.o.u.b.l.e.

It was pretty funny at the time. Good clean fun. But, these days, you can't have just good clean fun. Not unless it's politically correct. My, how things have changed. So many things kids can't do now that past generations could do. My Dad was a class clown sort of kid. He lived in a small town and is full of prank stories from his youth. Turning over outhouse kinds of stories. One day, they even hung one of their teachers out of a second story window by his feet. Can you imagine what would happen to boys if they did that now? They wouldn't pass go. They'd go straight to jail!Someday, I hope the TheSecondChild will be able to tell his grandchildren about the stork. And all about his friends who signed his quilt.

XOXO,
Anna

10 comments:

Connie said...

Kids! They keep us young...or make us old...which is it? We love them, either way!

rohanknitter said...

What a beautiful keepsake!!!

Gardengirl said...

OH MY GOSH ANNA !!! What a beautiful keepsake you have created. I looked at the one you made for child #1 also. I am completely in awe of these two quilts. How many hours go in to creating one of these quilts ??? Your children will treasure these forever.

dizzyjadey said...

That's such a good present! How did you keep it secret from them? How did their friends, for that matter?....And isn't it sad that the kind of pranks even we did when we were younger just wouldn't be acceptable now.

meggie said...

What a lovely quilt, & lovely story to go with it.
It does seem a shame that boys cant be boys any more!LOL.

Lucy Locket said...

The quilt is lovely and so fun to have a good story to go with it. How wonderful you are to have got all his friend's signatures and comments - what an amazing keepsake. Lucy

Jemimah said...

you are so creative! i just love all your stories about your family. btw you have been tagged. if you want to play, please list 7 things about yourself on your blog. remember this is supposed to be fun! can't wait to see what you write! thanks

Juliet Echo Mike said...

Another beautiful quilt, Anna!

weirdbunny said...

What an amazing idea the graduation quit is. I've never heard of anyone doing one before. Your's is stunning - love Julia x

Nicole said...

That has to be one of the best graduation quilts I have ever seen! Loved your story too.