My mother gave Chris my grandfather’s bomber jacket. It was only a few years old, and in immaculate condition. She couldn’t bear to bring it to Goodwill, even though she had no use for it. Knowing Chris needed a new jacket, and Mom had it in the closet for nearly 4 years, unused, I suggested he take it. She liked this idea.

Recently, he found a receipt in the coat.

It was from the grocery store. It listed, a bouquet of roses, a bouquet of “seasonal flowers,” a greeting card, and a newspaper. It was dated February 15, 2005. My grandparent’s anniversary.

That was the last anniversary they spent together.

Needless to say, I am sentimental enough to want to keep this receipt.

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