This is a tender story with a lot of love between family members. I was especially interested in the info about the rubber. Never think about it coming from afar when we just go to Farm & City and get whatever we want. That is so true of so many things. You have a real knack of highlighting how much our world CAN change in just a few decades if we don't pay attention to what is going on around us all the time. A bit scary if you ask me!