The box arrived in the mail a few weeks after Thanksgiving. The contents:
1 bag of shaped chalk (a baseball, basketball, and soccer ball)
2 pairs of white socks
3 sets of "Bob" Early Reader books
1 book about spinning tops (?)
1 yard batik fabric
6 crocheted cross-shaped Christmas ornaments
11 vintage hankies
A collection from my mother, of love and faith and memory. Items that we had forgotten at her house on our Easter visit. Books collected during her teaching days and no longer used but just right for one grandson learning to read and another whose voracious reading habit is hard to keep supplied. And crafty goodness she had picked up at yard sales and thrift stores.
I can imagine her filling that box one item at a time, remembering us as she did so.
Happy birthday, Mom!