I was 14 yrs old and my father received a new chair for Christmas. He LOVED it and enjoyed this chair for many years. Not sure if it was the chair itself of the story I am telling you. It was a light tan color made from leather and Naugahyde.. well the conversation went like this
Me: What is Naugahyde Dad??
Dad: You DON’T know ??
Me: Nope, no idea
Dad: Well it comes from Nauga’s
Dad: You never saw one ??
Me: No, what do they look like ??
Dad: Well, they are a cross between an elephant and a rhino
Me: Really, what color are they ??
Dad: Well, they can be black to light gray -even tan to dark brown, but white is rare. I can’t believe
you never saw one at the zoo!! You must have seen one , they are HUGE
Me: I really don”t remember seeing one… I will have to look next time I go to the zoo ..
Dad: Well, tell me all about it when you finally do see one …
Well, I believed this story for years, no I am not kidding. He laughs himself to tears every time he tells it..and attempted to bring nauga’s to life in my children’s world but they didn”t buy it. A real example of my naive personality …. so the next time you go to the zoo take a look for my Nauga’s….you will probably find them next to the BULL !! Or maybe you will think of me the next time you go furniture shopping..
Hope you all had a Merry Christmas… and To A Happy New Year !!!