As often happened, I had taken my mother and five year old daughter Pamela Dawn to Marion Ohio, a twenty mile drive from my farm home, to go shopping.
It was just before Mother’s Day. While I went to another store down the street I left Pamela with my mother. In the meantime as they are looking around Pamela finds a present and gets $5 from my mother to purchase it to give to me for Mother’s Day.
All the way home she is basking in the joy of having a secret gift to give me. On returning home she hangs on tight to that present that is in what looks like a large shoe box. But I know it is not shoes.
Then the school bus drives up to a stop and out come her sisters, Susie, who goes directly to her room, like most teenagers, and her sister Meredythe happily bouncing in the door. Holding her boxed gift, Pamela rushes over to meet her, takes the lid off the box and they both peek in. One good look at the contents, they each raise their head and laugh.
Well………..whatever it is in that box……..it’s funny.
THEN COMES MOTHER’S DAY!!!!!!
Little Pamela, with a big smile showing how pleased she felt, handed me her wrapped package. And here it is!!!!
THAT PRECIOUS LITTLE GIRL gave me a RABBIT COOKIE JAR!!!!!!!!!!!
It has remained in my kitchen to this day!! It moved with me from the farm in Ohio to a condo in Marion Ohio to an apartment in Park Forest Illinois, to a house in Hollidaysburg Pennsylvania, to a house in Venice Florida, to a condo in Bird Bay Village Venice Florida and back up north in the snow belt, a condo in Highland Creek Salem Ohio.
IT’S A KEEPER!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!