Sunday, April 30, 2006

Long awaited Bling or tales of Augie part two

I had a completely different post planned but this is just too good not to share :)
I introduced my best friend of more that 30 years, Augie, to my blog readers a few weeks ago.

I shared tales of sweaters of long ago revisited and how much this meant to both of us. At the time, Augie mentioned he wanted to do something special for me in return. I told him knitting the sweater was as much a joy for me as it was for him to receive it and his pleasure was more than enough "return".

A few weeks later, Augie and I were chatting on the phone while my TV was on, watching one of my favorite shows, Sex in the City. It was the episode in which Carrie is in Paris with "the Russian" and she realizes she's lost the "Carrie" necklace she bought at a street fair while shopping with her girls. Carrie's necklace looked like this:

When I was a teenager (think late 70's - early 80's), these necklaces were very popular, in one's own name, of course. I ALWAYS wanted one yet my wish went unrequited...and these were not expensive necklaces at all so I'm not sure why I never owned one.

When "Carrie" showed up wearing one, my heart fluttered with nostalgia. I mentioned to Augie that I'd always wanted one. He wasn't watching the episode along with me so he really didn't know what I was talking about...or so I thought....

Almost a year after I had given him the sweater Augie made a confession....he had bought me the name necklace I so coveted when we were kids! I of course told him it wasn't necessary but inside, I was all aquiver with delight!

Now, Augie being Augie, nothing is ever simple. Months went by, no necklace....my birthday, no necklace....Christmas, no necklace....

After a YEAR I finally confronted him and asked what happened to the necklace? He said he had it but just hadn't had a chance to get to the post office....FOR A YEAR???

So time continued to march on and still no necklace....I asked about it and Augie repeatedly "promised" to get it in the mail....and yet NO NECKLACE!!

Now, I couldn't understand what the problem was but finally, about a month ago, I finally FORCED him to tell me why this necklace remained in his underwear drawer???

And my sweet Augie finally confessed he wasn't sure I would like the final product! He made me PROMISE that I would send it back to him if I didn't like it....I did and so he agreed to send it....

About noon today, (yes TODAY, SUNDAY!!) beckoned by a loud knock on my door, I found a mail person. She was wearing a "Special Delivery Unit" patch on her uniform (hee!) and handed me a large pastel heart covered mailing bag. I expressed my surprise at receiving mail on Sunday and her very official response was "special delivery, ma'am" (hee, redux!!)

I came inside, opened the bag to reveal a silvery glitter covered gift bag. Inside the silver gift bag was a smaller pink glittery gift bag. Inside the pink bag was pink tissue paper wrapped around silver tissue paper....and finally a black velvet box....

So after TWO years this is what I found inside.....


LOOK! It's Snoop Dog meets Growing Up Gotti :)

Actually, it's so over the top, it's FABULOUS!! And I love it!

I think it was worth the two year wait, don't you?

28 comments:

Teresa C said...

What a great story! I hope you will really wear it, it is great.

The shawl is lovely. You should give it to your mom while you are out and make her put it on. Then, when people comment on how lovely it is, maybe that will spur her on to use the things you make. If it doesn't work, stop knitting for her. Knit for your dad, he wears the stuff, doesn't he?

Lorette said...

That is so sweet! You need to keep him around!

Liz said...

OMG I can't believe you finally got it! Funny we were just talking about it the other day too. I like it.

Beth said...

Carrie has nothing on you! Wear that bling, baby!

Jess said...

That's really fun!

Cathy said...

oh he is WAY WAY TOO CUTE! I love it, what a great gift and very much worth the wait! What does PMan think of all that bling? ;)

Anonymous said...

Tell Augie he done good! Now when do we get a picture of you wearing it?
Dorothy (Missouri Star)

La said...

Now that's some major bling!

I think p-man might get jealous...

Alison said...

Absolutely gorgeous. How could he think you wouldn't love it?

Suzanne said...

Super Bling! you are pimpin' now?

I luv it!

Carole said...

Bling bling bling. Love it!

margene said...

It's to LIVE for!!

Kris said...

Way to go, Augie!!!!! Way cool!

Agnes said...

Wow ... what bling bling he got for you! That's very sweet!
(I almost died of choking reading suzanne's comment!)

Gracie said...

So so so fun! Love it!

snowballinhell said...

Augie rocks, Debi. I'm sure you know that, but I thought I'd mention it anyway. Sunday delivery, too. How did he pull all this off? Will be getting details?

janine said...

Wow serious bling! It's lovely :-)

Sharlene said...

Great story and beautiful necklace too, LOL! I'm so behind on blog reading but I wanted to wish you a happy Blog-iversary as well! Glad you joined us. :)

Rebekah said...

Definitely worth the wait.

KnitNana said...

What a GORGEOUS necklace! And Margene is right - it IS to LIVE for! I'm so glad you finally got it!
(((hugs)))

Bliss said...

While reading, I was trying to think of all the reasons he didn't want to send it (after confessing he had bought it - way back when even!) I sure didn't think of it being because it was

BLINGARIFFIC!

Oh that Augie is SO sweater worthy!

savannahchik said...

omg it's fabulous! i love the necklace and the awesome story to go with it. augie is a great friend to have listened and taken note of your "hint".

Carol said...

You didn't post a "tissue warning"!
What a beautiful story of friendship. Do NOT take up with a Russian or plan any trips to France in the near future.

heather said...

Debi, how did I miss this whole Augie story? I had to go back and read the first part, and I must say, it made me tear all over the place!
You two need to hook up. You'd be so cute in your handmade sweaters and socks, living the rest of your lives together.
That necklace? Fantastic. I hope there are many more of these Augi stories.
*sigh* I need to go find some kleenex.

PJ said...

thanks for the memories...I had something like that..of course nothing that nice...just the gold tone!

Jes said...

Hee! That's awesome! I love SATC too and I have the horshoe style necklace she wore around season 4. It's so much fun to have stuff like that =)
Plus you got it on sunday! How cool is that!!!

La Cabeza Grande said...

I know I'm waaay late to the bling party, but that is simply smashing, Debi!

I think Augie has feelings for you :-)

Kathy said...

What a great story!!! And an even better friend! I love your necklace - moreso with all that went into it!