I have this pair of mittensThat I’ve received as gifts so farAnd soon, I’ll get four more. Each pair is really lovely. Three are red and one is blue. And all still have their store tags on. May I give one to you? Then there’s this little problemIt’s orange and red and yellow fromMy ceiling to my floor. Of pink and purple violets inAnd truly, it looks awfulIt clashes with the yellow, so…May I give it to you? That fill me with despair.
At the same time that Alonso Hannah was carrying his baby book of trees to The Daily Globe, Timothy Wong was bringing the photographs that he’d taken over a month before to the studios of KABA-TV. He climbed a narrow staircase between cinderblock walls to a barren anti-chamber occupied by a woman sitting behind a desk. She was about twenty-years-old, had spiky pink hair, was wearing wooly leggings and a baggy sweater, and looked more like a reject from a moderndance studio than a receptionist.
It was the first Memorial Day parade that I’d gone to since my husband died. He, Warren, had been a soldier stationed in the Midwest during the Cold War, and joked that it was only because of his vigilance that Indiana was never bombed by Soviet missiles. Warren used to joke about a lot of things. Firemen often did that to counterbalance the terrible realities they faced every day. But Warren wasn’t like that. He was just funny.
One year, my adorable friends, Jo Ann, Lucia, and all the Fernandez women, decided to re-gift instead of buying each other new presents. And those were truly the all-time BEST gifts I ever got. So...please enjoy my "Ode to Re-Gifting!"
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Selecting a term
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