Gift Received–Saucony Walking Shoes [from my son], 04/12

Surprised to receive a box from my USPS Delivery Person.

These are such a surprise–much needed and much appreciated. Thank you Michael Alex Artis! Happy Feet!!!

A special gift from my son...
A special gift from my son…

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Gift Received ~ Crochet Afghan–A special gift from a special friend–Thanks Olivia! 05/11

A special gift from a special friend--Thanks Olivia!

This beautiful handcraft must be displayed in my living room.

jalexartis ~ Gifts to me from the Artis Family, Richmond, Virginia, 12/18

I received surprise birthday and Christmas gifts today from my son [Michael] and his family. Well, I knew packages were on the way, but not the contents. I am very happy to have my second hat–a Homburg [the Bowler was 1st] and to have 4 more LED light-bulbs for the household. Thank you to the Artis Family!!! [Flickr Album]

Cycling News ~ IKEA workers get wheels (Assembly required)

"This is our way of saying ‘thanks IKEA co-workers for being strongly committed to working together,’ " Mike Ward, IKEA U.S. president, said in a statement.

The company does not give a holiday gift every year, and last year employees received a $50 restaurant gift card, IKEA spokeswoman Mona Astra Liss said.

IKEA said it hopes the bikes will help employees by supporting a healthy lifestyle and providing "everyday sustainable transport."


Very nice action by IKEA. The best to the employee riders as some begin a new experience. I found this story at