March 26, 2010

USA: The Mother's Day Present

. PORTLAND, Maine / Time Goes By / The Elder Storytelling Place / March 26, 2010 The Mother's Day Present By Nancy Leitz With Mother's Day coming up on the following Sunday, it was no surprise when our mailman came to the door with a package that was too large for our mailbox. It was a Mother's Day gift from our daughter,Carol, who lives in Chicago and never lets an important holiday or birthday go by without sending a beautiful and carefully chosen gift. This Mother's Day gift was no exception. As I tore off the brown post office wrappings, I could see the box inside was wrapped in lovely flowered paper with a big violet colored bow. I tried to unwrap the gift without destroying the paper. I have been know to save pretty paper for years and just take it out and look at it every once in a while. I know if I were married to a guy like Archie Bunker, he would call me a dingbat. So, I unwrapped the gift and found a lovely summer outfit of shorts and matching top. I loved the pattern and I held the top up to myself and declared that it was a perfect fit. Now for the shorts. I lifted them from the box and they were GIGANTIC! HUGE! Although the label said Lord and Taylor, they looked so large they must have been created by Omar the Tentmaker. My husband, Roy, and I began to smile, then chuckle, then roar with laughter at the size of these shorts. "What was our Carol thinking sending me these humongous shorts?" I gasped through my gales of merriment. “I don't know. They would fit an elephant, wouldn't they", he chortled. When we finally settled down, I took the shorts upstairs to try them on and, heaven help me, THEY WERE A PERFECT FIT!!!!!!!! [rc] © 2010 Ronni Bennett.