When Gratitude is Demanded

Sometimes, in being released from the tyranny of handwritten thank you notes, we find genuine gratitude and compose our most heartfelt ones.

grandmother (God rest her soul) once drove the 7/10 of a mile from her house to mine to deliver my birthday card. I think she mainly wanted to spare the stamp, but she also wanted to see me. She called in advance and told me she’d honk the horn and I was to come out and get it, because she was having too much discomfort that day to be getting in and…