Once upon a time. . .
a little girl. . ..
lived on a farm close to a small village.
Her mommy loved her so much. . .
that she knit her a wee dress upon her arrival.
She wore the dress every Sunday. . .
until it fit her no longer.
The mommy loved her so much. . .
that she tucked the dress away so that the little girl would know someday that she had been very loved.
When the little girl grew up. . .
she thought that maybe she would have a little girl that would wear the little dress. .
but the grown up little girl. . .
had two little boys.
The little wee baby dress. . .stayed tucked away.
When the the first little boy grew up. . .
he married a beautiful maiden.
The grown up little girl. . .
wondered if they would have a baby girl that could wear her baby dress during the cold days of winter.
Then on a perfect day in July. . .
a little girl was born.
Her grammie loved her so much . .
that she gave her a special name. .
Kanneloni Macaroni. . .because the baby girl's grandpa loves nothing more than his pasta.
Yesterday. . .the grown up little girl. . .
pulled the wee baby dress she out of her cedar chest.
She washed it. . and looked at the buttons.
She didn't love the blue buttons that no longer matched the faded embroidery. . .
so she looked in her mommy's old button drawer to find some white buttons.
She found a little card. . .with three little blue buttons. . .missing.
She wondered. . .
could this be the card that my mommy bought fifty years ago to put blue buttons on my dress?
She took the card. . .and held it next to the baby dress. .
and saw. . .that the buttons matched.
She thought about how her mommy was sentimental to even have saved the button card.
As the grown up little girl removed the little blue buttons. . .
she tucked them away.
She thought to herself. .
you just never know when this baby girl. . .will grow up. . .
and need something blue.
OH. . fantastic news. . .I'm taking a sabbatical day tomorrow. .
See you on Monday.