Friday, April 1, 2011

Whimsey Wednesday: Aunt and Uncle Beast's 60th Anniversary

Aunt and Uncle Beast are neither beasts, nor are they our aunt and uncle. They are, in fact, the parents of a high school friend. When I was newly married we became friends with Walter and Marlyn and when I became pregnant we asked them what they would like our children to call them. Marlyn piped right up with, "Aunt and Uncle Beast!"

Aunt Beast is a character in the Madelyn L'Engle book, "A Wrinkle in Time." She was an alien on a distant planet who had many arms and was covered in soft, warm, brown fur.

Perfect!
One year, for Christmas, I did a cross stitch picture of Aunt Beast, (this time a crocodile) and Uncle Beast, (this time a brown furry beaveresque animal). They have treasured it.

So, when we were invited to help celebrate their 60th wedding aniversary I knew just what to do! No gifts were permitted but who could argue with a card?




4 comments:

Kat W said...

What a fab fun picture & story!

Kat X

peggy gatto said...

delightful!!!

dthaase said...

ha - nice addition to this week's whimsy pool

Kate Boone said...

Hehe. If only they really could make nice like that? Great job and most defiitely whimsical. ;-)

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