Tuesday, March 27, 2012

The Gifted (and Gifting) Nature of Girl Campers

The first time it happens to you, it comes as a surprise: For no reason other than that she feels like it, a fellow Girl Camper presents you with a special gift. Like, perhaps, an eyeglass case that she has designed to resemble your favorite horse.

Or a wine glass with your initial on it (the better not to lose it amidst a sea of lookalikes at a campout).

It could be something like a great vintage purse she's found for you at an antique store.

Or a souvenir plate, after she's learned that you collect them.

It could be a kitchy crocheted wine bottle cover that reminds her of your dog.

Or a pair of fancy flipflops that are sure to make you squeal with delight.

Perhaps she's stumbled onto an old license plate that's the same year as your trailer.

Maybe a glass decanter for your camping bar, or a flamingo to add to your flock.

Or a piece of hand embroidery that she has lovingly stitched up to echo your Girl Camping abode.

Eventually (and this is the best part), you will find yourself wanting to pick up this charming habit, too. You will see something that doesn't go with your trailer, but that's just perfect for someone else. You'll buy it and hang onto it until the next time you see her. You'll enjoy her surprise and appreciation so much that you'll want to do it again, for someone else. And someone else after that.

Clearly a case of 'what goes around comes around.' And isn't it just grand? (We definitely think so!)

1 comment:

  1. That sure is something I have learned from other makes all our times together so much more special!