She left on a 6:30 AM flight on Saturday, and her return flight got her back into the airport at about 8:30 AM today (Monday).
Yes, the Monday 2 days after the departure.
No, it was not a lot of time.
However, because the boys were
So, in the tradition that probably dates back to picking up pretty shells and rocks when Ooogha was coming back to the camp after the two weeks away on the mammoth hunt, LedasMom brought us back some tchotchkes from Nebraska.
The key to a good tchotchke is to pick something that will be appreciated by the recipient. So, the boys got refrigerator magnets with the outline of the State of Nebraska, which they are already fighting over.
And what, you ask, did she bring back for hubby?
I give you – the legendary Tom Swift, Jr.!
Actually, I’ve got to admit that I have never read any of the Tom Swift books, in any of the various incarnations of the series. The closest I’ve come is by reading Tom Swifties. I’ll have to get back to you about what my impressions are of the text, but I will say that I recognized as extremely familiar the artwork for the covers and interior illos right away.
Even if the writing turns out to be abysmal, it will still be interesting, in light of the number of artists, writers ans scientists who count the Tom Swift and Tom Swift jr. books as influences to first capture their own imaginations.