Mother had babied a geranium through the fall and into the cold of December. It sat proudly on the desk with light from that east window to keep it green. I was careless and knocked it off the desk, breaking the pot and smashing the plant/ She didn't get mad at me, but I could tell it was a big loss to her.
I was determined to find a way to replace it and eventually found this one at McGlathery's Florist in Powell. It was one of the most expensive gifts I ever bought. I got it home somehow and hid it in the bottom of our tiny closet till Christmas morning. The recorded smile was worth every effort and it is one of the most remembered gifts that I gave.