Saturday, March 30, 2013

A Surprise for Pat

Pat has just received a message to meet John Sunshine at the old barn at 4 pm today.  Pat is very excited and is wondering why he wants to met her outside the old barn.


At 4 pm Pat is outside the barn waiting for John who she can see walking across the field. John arrives and he unlocks the barn door and they both walk in.


In the centre of the barn Pat sees something covered with a sheet.  “Guess what this is?” says John.  “Um, a piano.” replies Pat.

“No,” says John “You can remove the sheet and have a look.”

“Oh!” exclaims Pat, “It’s a Hitty bench.”

“Yes, and the seat lid opens and you can store things in the base. Would you like me to deliver it to Kowhai Corner Hall tonight or would you like to paint it first?” John asks Pat.

“I will paint it before the other Hitty girls see it,” replies Pat. John shows her where the paint brushes and tins of paint are. She can choose any colour of paint to use.

That night while Pat is in bed she thinks about what colour she will paint the Hitty bench.

Pat is back at the barn the next morning to paint the undercoat on the Hitty bench.


The following morning she is back at the barn to paint the bench her chosen colour.  Pat finishes the painting and goes to find John to ask him to deliver the Hitty bench to Kowhai Corner Hall tomorrow morning at 10.00 am.  Pat also tells the Hitty girls to be at the Hall at 10 o’clock tomorrow for a special delivery.

John delivers the Hitty bench on time the following morning and the Hitty girls are at the hall waiting for the surprise to arrive.

John has the bench covered and he carries it into the hall with the cover on.The Hitty girls go outside and pat Grey legs before she leaves and thank John for delivering the surprise.

The Hitty girls go back inside the hall where Pat asks them all to have a guess at what it is before she takes the cover off. No one can guess what it is.

Pat takes the cover off and the Hitty girls all want a turn to sit on the bench… which they do. They love the seat lid which opens to reveal a storage area.Pat says the leader of the Helping Hands Group can sit on the bench at the meetings and they can put paper, pen and other things that are needed at the meetings in the storage seat.


Pat smiles to herself knowing that they have this Hitty bench because she inquired about it.  


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