I Got a Rock

I have lots of phrases I say repeatedly, sometimes out of context. One I say is, “I got a rock.” I say it when we’re opening presents on Christmas morning. Someone else will say, “I got a sweater.” And another will say, “I got a video game.” And without fail I’ll say, “I got a rock.” There’s a reason why I say it (besides being my annoying self).

I absolutely loved Charlie Brown specials when I was a kid. I especially liked It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown. That show is about Linus waiting in the pumpkin patch for The Great Pumpkin to arrive. While Linus waits, the Peanuts go trick-or-treating. And at each house, the kids reveal what they got.

I got a candy bar. I got three cookies. I got a rock.

That last one was Charlie Brown at every house. All the other kids got goodies. Charlie Brown got a rock.

Since I say I got a rock all the time, that’s what came to me when I looked at this set of incoming cards. But I said it with delight. I GOT A ROCK! Check these out. There’s a rock theme. Rock on.

Twin tunnels blasted out of sheer rock at Lake Tahoe’s Cave Rock
Blaize sent this card with some impressive rocks from the Salinas Pueblo Missions
Valery visited this impressive rock on her travels to Lake Baikal
Here’s another kind of rock from Jim — Peltier’s Marbles (I used to collect marbles and still have some)
Teresa sent this Ansel Adams photo of Utah’s Rainbow Bridge (that’s a big rock)
Devin says Stonehenge rocks. So does this round postcard, Devin.

Last little nugget: My last name — Roche — means rock in French. Yeah, I’m a little bit rock-n-roll.

4 comments on I Got a Rock

  1. Ana says:

    Haha! I got a rock, poor guy! All these are cool rocks! Wow, that round postcard. I can’t take my eyes of it.

    1. Frank says:

      I say this all this time, but I am amazed when odd-shaped cards come and they’re in such great condition.

  2. Georgie says:

    I really love that Stonehenge round view postcard. I try to go visit places of Stone. So Stonehenge was on my bucket list. My dear husband arranged a vacation to UK for my 50th birthday so I could see it in person. It was really amazing to visit. I did buy some postcards but I don’t remember that round one. That’s a real stunner!

    1. Frank says:

      What a fab vacation…fun to have a round card!

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