Unexpected gift


She watched the posters, beautiful bouquet of flowers and the Valentine cards on display.  For a moment or two she totally forgot why she had come into the store as she lovingly remembered the events of the year before and what could have been.  Then she heard a voice behind her, as she turned she noticed it was Shirley from her class with a bouquet which seemed too big for her little hands.

“Miss this is for you, to say thanks for helping me and we are moving so I won’t be seeing you”, spoke Shirley.  “Oh! thank you so much for this but why didn’t you say anything about this at school?” Miss Cynthia Morris said looking at Shirley and her Dad who stood behind the little girl.

“We didn’t want to make a big thing of it and as you are her private tutor too we are letting you know first then the school,” Shirley’s Dad added, “actually we went to the house and was told you would be here, we were coming to shop for the journey tomorrow anyway”.

“So what’s the rush, just when Shirley is settling in well with her work and friends too?, Miss Cynthia questioned.

“Well these things happen,” came the reply.

“I hope all is well with this family,” she thought and made a mental note to check on Shirley’s school history.


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