I just got home from a late closing dinner in the City, and there was a letter from my mom waiting for me. She mentioned that on December 4th she went to visit her sister; they were joined by their brother and his wife, as well as an old neighbor, named Marie Smith Lloyd, whose granddaughter also came. Marie had been a neighbor to the family when they were growing up in Sugar City, Idaho.
Here’s the crazy part. Marie presented my mother, Arla, with a Noah’s Ark craft booklet that my mother had made in Primary when she was five years old in 1938. Marie’s sister, Karma, now deceased, had been my mom’s teacher. She kept that booklet for 71 years and then presented it to the girl who had created it as a five-year old.
Consider my mind blown.