* * *So then one night I am watching a nondescript old black and white movie studded with 1940's starlets in evening gowns and I notice that the woman who owns the mink has her initials monogrammed into it... Hmmm I think, that would be a classy touch to this gift!
(Patricia Marie Bierra.)
So I consulted with my wonderful costuming friend Cheryl J. at the theatre, and after I had sworn her to secrecy she arranged to have the fur sent to Dallas and monogrammed with Patricia's initials. In a weeks time the fur was back and had been beautifully monogrammed over the stain lining in the right pocket. (SURPRISE! This stole is actually called a "motor coat" because it has pockets... it also turns out our $20.00 mink is worth about $200.00! what a deal!) THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR YOUR HELP CHERYL!
* * *FINALLY the day of Patricia's 21st Birthday arrives, by this point she knows she has a gift, but has no idea the story behind it and is DYING to get at the giant gold box in the back seat of my car. I pick her up to go to dinner around 6:30p.m. when we arrive at olive garden I can tell the anticipation is killing her so I finally let her open her present! I wish I had filmed it! Patrica's eyes lit up and she was totally, shocked/ thrilled/ and dumb founded and very softly she say "I have a fur!" then not so softly she jumps up and down saying "I have a FUR! I have a FUR!" She loved her present!
(She's not gonna love that I used this picture.
But it's the only one I have right now of her wearing it!)
It was a complete success, she LOVES her mink, in fact I'm pretty sure she is sleeping in it. I couldn't not have pulled it off with out the help of friends Michael and Cheryl, you guys are the best! Thank you for your wonderful help.
(Here we are, a much classier picture of Patricia on her 21st!)
Happy Birthday Dear!