Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Strange Gifts

When you live out in the country, you sometimes receive some strange gifts. Last week my cousin brought us one of the strangest things ever. He brought us a catfish! Now isn't that interesting?

He thought that this fish might be happy in our pond.

Maybe he will. We do have other catfish to keep him (or her) company. How do you tell if a fish is a girl or a boy?

What is the strangest thing someone has ever given to you?


Joan Elizabeth said...

My husband gave me a rather odd sculpture for a valentines present once ... because I didn't like it and would not let him buy it. The funny thing is I've grown to like it.

The catfish doesn't look very attractive but I guess you can grow to like it too.

sweet bay said...

I dunno, a catfish seems like a pretty nice present. :) It probably stands a better chance of surviving than those really expensive koi!

Seeking Grace on the Narrow Path said...

Just wanted to stop by and tell you how much I enjoy your blog. I read through some of the previous posts . . . sounds like it is very peaceful at your house. I also live in the south; born and raised. (NC) Thanks for sharing. I am hoping for a new camera soon. The pictures you have taken turned out great.
In HIS love,

myletterstoemily said...

worms, snakes, tadpoles, insects, dead birds, etc.

i have two boys. :)

Roses and Lilacs said...

They sure are not the most beautiful creature:) Hope it helps keep your pond clean.

The White Farmhouse said...

My hubby gave me a weed whacker for Mother's Day about 10 years ago and a lawn mower for my bday. I have since given him gift giving lessons. I have to say though that no one has ever given me a catfish. I don't know what I would do with a catfish.

tina said...

I thought he brought him for you to eat. I'm thinking-yum! Fresh fish! Strangest gift I've received, hmmmm, I'll have to think on that.

Cameron said...

LOL! That's a good one! I don't think that I can top your gift story.

Necel from the Old House in Texas said...

So, the way I see it, that was more of a gift to the fish.

What's the strangest gift I've ever given? Hmmmm... I'm going to have to thing about this one.

Thank you so much for being my most faithful follower. I appreciate your daily comment more than you can know. To answer your question... I own the Old House, which is in Texas, and has been in the family since the 1880s. I live in Wyoming now but long to return home. I left in 1992 and haven't felt "at home" since.

JanMary said...

Strange gift! Once while on holiday on an island off the west coast of Ireland a local man tipped a large mound of freshly caught prawns unto our gate post as a gift :)