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The Best Christmas Ever! – Friday Fictioneers

February 4, 2015

Friday Fictioneers: 1 picture, 100 words, scores of people from around the world sharing their creativity and vision. Feel welcome to join in; visit Rochelle Wisoff-Fields HERE to find out how.

This week’s photo prompt courtesy of, and copyright by, Melanie Greenwood (who I think likes corn) who who can be found HERE.


The Best Christmas Ever

This was the best Christmas. This year they listened and bought me what I wanted. Not just for the last year, but for the last three years! I guess it’s true that if you noodge* people long enough they eventually listen.

So let me tell you about it.

Almost one horsepower and anti-vibration dampeners holding down a 17” blade that’s able to cut – ready? – an 8” twig! You’d almost think the thing was a chainsaw instead of a Husqvarna hedge trimmer!

Speaking of the hedge… On second thought, if you’re going to react like my wife did, maybe I shouldn’t.

* Yiddish word for ‘pester’.

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Note: It’s OK to sing along with Pete!


11 Comments leave one →
  1. February 4, 2015 10:44 am

    Now there’s a good idea for a Christmas prezzie. Nice one.


    • Michael B. Fishman permalink*
      February 5, 2015 6:26 am

      Thanks for stopping by Sandra!


  2. February 4, 2015 2:20 pm

    Noodge – what a great word!


  3. February 5, 2015 2:47 pm

    Cute story! I enjoyed reading it and enjoyed the song too.


  4. February 6, 2015 5:43 am

    Boys and their gardening toys. Then again my father’s first Christmas present to my mother when they moved to the farm twenty two years ago was an electric drill set. Apparently the farm needed fencing.


  5. February 7, 2015 4:24 am

    Dear Michael,

    Of course noodge is one of those words like kvetch that can be a verb or a noun. But I’ll try not to be a noodge. I’m glad the husband finally got his toy, but perhaps his wife doesn’t appreciate his landscaping endeavors. Good one. Thanks for sharing the video, I enjoyed that, too.



    PS Again, thank you for sharing the video you shared on my post.

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  6. February 9, 2015 4:45 am

    Michael.. I have to learn to find your blog to comment back -) a great piece… Nothing’s better than good solid Swedish tools if you want it your way 🙂

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  7. February 10, 2015 11:52 pm

    That was a great gift. I wonder what he got for his wife. I kind of figured out what “noodge” meant by the way it was used. Well done. 🙂 — Suzanne.


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