(I do not expect a response, but a response is welcome if given).
Marie, I want to thank you for this wonderful story. But more than just a story, it is very REAL to you, even to this day! When you had to share some of the eggs that you found with your cousin because of a demanding mother; your own mom was in a way, teaching you how to share, and that is important, too. You show a picture of a yellow bow tied around a tree, and I'm wondering if that was one of the boundaries your aunt made, or a 'signature' bow reminiscent of earlier days. Anyway, your story is truly great, and I absolutely LOVE the details and the way you filled them in. I also believe that you must have an awesome husband, to get wind of that story; and then, surprise you with a real Easter basket. Wow!!! I believe that your aunt must have been a truly AWESOME woman! Thank you very much, for sharing this. =DDD
Thank you for your comments. You're right, the bow in the picture is a 'signature' bow reminiscent of earlier days. I do have an awesome husband, and amazingly, Aunt Gladys is still alive. She is, of course, much older now, but still a model gardener and powerful influence in my life. I always visit her when I go back to Mississippi. I'm glad you enjoyed my story.