Raindrops

“Her birthday was on the twenty-seventh of April. The year she turned seven her parents gave her a most unique gift. They presented her with a twenty seven dollar gift certificate to Sanderson’s’ Green House. Along with the gift certificate for flowers they gave her a set of gardening hand tools, a straw hat, a watering can and a wooden window box that had belonged to her grandmother. That afternoon they went to the nursery and she picked out her plants; plants in various shades of her favorite color, violet.
Each year, after that, on the twenty seventh of April one of her presents would be the gift certificate for flowers from Sanderson’s.”

Raindrops