Springtime Despite the Rain
Spring was my mom’s favorite time of they year. Almost as soon as the Christmas decorations were down and put away, she started looking forward to spring. Since she lived in northern Arkansas, there were months of rain, snow, and ice storms before spring officially arrived outside but that didn’t stop her from bringing spring inside.
My mom liked to paint and wallpaper, and she changed the color of her bathroom often. Once, in the middle of January, yellow and white flowers appeared on the walls because she was tired of winter and ready for spring. She told me all about the yellow shower curtain, the little yellow rug in front of the sink and the picture of yellow flowers on the window sill. She sent me a tiny piece of wallpaper, and I found the perfect yellow towels at my local Bed Bath and Beyond store. Of course, fluffy yellow towels won’t fit an envelope, but Cindy, my friendly UPS clerk, was happy to box and send them for me.
Mom was surprised and delighted. “That’ll do the trick!” she told me the day the UPS driver carried them up her icy stairs. Spring had come to her bathroom.
Special Tip: Open an account at your local UPS store. Then you can take a gift, like a big bag of yellow towels, into the store. They will package them, send the package and bill you monthly. Or, they’ll charge it to your credit card. Nothing could be easier!
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