What more could a mother want? Perhaps to be greeted with a display like this first thing in the morning:
The quote on this note is attributed to Strickland Gillilan on a page of quotes
You may have tangible wealth untold;
Caskets of jewels and coffers of gold.
Richer than I you can never be —
I had a Mother who read to me.
I’m just dissolving into a puddle of maudlin sentimentality here, I know, but the child just credited me for her love of literature. I got good grades!! What a gratifying kid.
DH’s gift is a little more concrete, and I do mean that literally. He’s been wrestling with a brick mailbox pedestal for two days now. Here’s the photo synopsis:
Had to be extracted with a cold chisel and a prybar.
Then back into the breach
I have every confidence the battle will be won by dawn.