No Time like the Present  

rm_Gentle12553 68M
806 posts
5/8/2006 6:33 am

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5/10/2006 5:36 am

No Time like the Present

Many years ago when I was a young fellow I stopped at the florist to order a dozen roses to send to my mother for the holiday. Walking into the store I noticed a little girl sitting outside the florist crying.

"You okay," I asked?

Between sobs the little girl said, "I want to buy mommy a rose, but I only have .25 and they cost a dollar."

"Come on," I said. "I'm going to get some roses for my mom, we can add one for yours."

We walked into the shop and I orderd my dozen to be deilvered and gave the little girl one rose for her mom. "Mister, you think you could drive me to give the rose to my mom?"

"Sure," I said and we hopped into my car. The little girl directed me, and soon we were pulling into a cemetery. I watched with tears streaming down my face as she got out of the car and walked up to the gravestone to leave her gift.

We sat in silence as I drove the little girl back downtown, and then I went back to the florist. I picked up two dozen roses and drove the three hundred miles to deliver them to my mom.

She's been gone now 36 years and all I can do is like the little girl, deliver a single rose to her once a year.

It is amazing what a child can teach us

timeforfun219 43M/43F  
2155 posts
5/8/2006 7:23 am

That is why you should appreciate everyone every day... Sweet story.

If my boobs were bigger I'd be a BBW!

Whispersoftly5 53F
15176 posts
5/8/2006 7:43 am

Wow, no kidding! What a good lesson and sweet story. Timeforfun is so right, appreciate everybody every day. Nice post sweetie!


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