I can’t think of one person who doesn’t delight in receiving good things in the mail.
I sure do.
So when I opened my mailbox and spotted that one of the books I ordered had arrived, I dug my finger into the fold and tore along the padded manilla envelope. No wonder I can’t grow nails.
Ah, a sweet gift. That I paid for. But a gift, nonetheless.
However, it wasn’t until flipping through the pages of the used book that I noticed a handwritten message under the title sheet, allowing me to become part of a secret words exchanged between mother and daughter.
The free gift.
With a warm cup of coffee in hand, I joined the conversation…
Dated May of 1997, it says this:
a breeze rippling across a lake,
the call of a loon
a field of flowers
the stir of spring
warm thoughts of you ….
these are a few of my favorite things
I wonder if Kristin imagined these words would end up in South Dakota, fifteen years later?
I’m not sure. But this book will be placed on the keeper shelf.
Speaking of treasures in the mail, Retired Ruth is the recipient of the antler slice necklace!
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