by Tally Holt
from the Revenge Is Sweet, first book in the upcoming Vintage Sweets series by Kaye George
(formerly known as Janet Cantrell, the Fat Cat author)
|Actual boxes owned by the author|
So, I know I’m not supposed to look the gift horse in the mouth, right? But isn’t that because you don’t want the gift horse to quit giving you gifts? What if you DO want her to?
After I moved to Fredericksburg TX to open up Tally's Olde Tyme Sweets, I soon made the acquaintance of Mrs. Gerg, an older woman who lives not far from my house. I couldn’t have not met her, if I ever walked a block in town. She’s always out, going up and down the sidewalks, looking for garage and yard sales.
It’s good to have a passion, I guess. But it’s her passion, not mine. She’s so sweet, I can’t refuse her when she gives me things she’s picked up for next to nothing. That’s what they’re worth, of course. When we first met, she noticed I had a small collection of boxes.
I’m sorry she saw those, because now I have a collection that hardly fits into my house. I get new boxes at least every week, sometimes oftener.
If that thing about looking them in the mouth works, maybe I’ll try it. Maybe the boxes will stop coming. She’s so sweet, though. I can’t hurt her feelings.