by Paula Gail Benson
|Aoutrow 24-Day Advent Calendar|
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Mom always prepared the wooden Advent calendar, placing unique treats in each drawer.
In the spring, celebrating twenty-five married years, Pop gave Mom a new engagement ring. She removed the original and told me. “Joe, this is for your bride.”
I said, “Keep it for me.”
We lost Mom unexpectedly. Auto accident. With Sheila beside me, I watched Mom’s remains guided into the mausoleum vault.
The holidays approached. Important little things went undone. Regretfully, I lifted the empty Advent calendar, not having the heart to fill it until I heard something rattle in drawer 24. Mom’s engagement ring for Sheila.