Tuesday, August 29, 2006
Don brought home more treasures for the boys. Anyone who knows my husband knows that he is a very outgoing, friendly, and talkative person. There is a gift in his family lineage that I fondly call the "gift of gab". Don and his mother, uncles, and as far back as their father were all blessed with this gift, and I hope it is a gift that has been passed down to our boys, too. Don's family just starts up chatter with whom ever is around, about what ever they may be doing. Don is a big time gabber. Big time. To the point of if he had to get something at the store , I would specifically have to ask him "please do not talk to anyone" in order for him to get back on any sort of reasonable timetable.
Don is a friendly gabber. Most everyone who knows him knows that first and foremost about him. Don builds relationships with many of his customers. I have no idea how this is possible. Even though my husband is a garbage man, I do not go out an chat with the garbage men when I hear them coming. It is way too hot to go outside, let alone the fact that I know these guys just want to get their jobs done and go home to their air conditioned houses. But not Don. He has customers that are completely delighted with him. He'll show them pictures of his boys and give people updates regularly. He has many customers who have bought the boys clothes, and one nice couple -that Don like us to go visit- even knitted each boy a nice heavy twin size blanket!
Many ask him if he needs baby things when they are no longer in use. Lucky for us, in the past 6 weeks, two of his customers had outdoor play areas that aren't getting anymore use. When they saw Don, they asked him if we'd like to take the play toys. So when work was over, he drove to their house and picked up these newfound treasures for the boys. The boys love it!