|teddy bear to the rescue, no more tears!|
I got a little teary-eyed, so I snagged the envelope and closed the rest back up until the morning.
I couldn't get a shot of her face as she was opening the box but she broke into a huge grin as soon as she saw her friend. Then it was all hugs as they were properly reintroduced, and she marched all around with him for a good five minutes.
You may wonder, as we did, why my Grandpa had a teddy bear. It was part of his bypass surgery post-op after care instructions to hug it (when he coughed?) so his heart didn't pop back out of his chest. So it comes to Alice full of hugs from her great-grandpa.
You may also wonder what was in the envelope that came with the bear. Along with a sweet card, my Grandpa had included newspaper clippings about the record-breaking rainfall in the 24-hours that we arrived in Colorado Springs and visited his house. Apparently, the 4.5-inch total was almost four inches more rain than the previous record for the day, September 14th, set in in 1957. Good times!
The package was a very special delivery indeed, and will be a very sweet souvenir of our trip.