A Day at the Zoo
Getting Old(er) /
Thanks to Mary Lou for sending this
An elderly woman and her young
grandson, whose face was sprinkled with bright freckles, spent the day at the
When they arrived, they saw lots of
children waiting in line to get their faces painted with tiger paws.
"You have so many freckles there's
no place to paint!" a little girl said to the boy.
Embarrassed, the boy dropped his
head and looked away. His grandmother knelt next to him.
"I love your freckles. When I was a
little girl, I always wanted freckles," she said, tracing her finger across
his cheek. "Freckles are beautiful."
The boy looked up. "Really?" he
"Of course," his grandmother
replied. "Why, just name one thing that's prettier than freckles."
The boy thought for a moment,
peered intently into his grandmother's face, and softly whispered, "Wrinkles."