The White Elephant

There's this woman at church, Mary, whom everyone just adores. She's smart and funny and wise and generous. She's moving away at the end of next month, and we're all so sad about it.

Today she left us a housewarming gift on the doorknob of my church study: a white elephant. Literally. It's a little pitcher shaped like an elephant. The accompanying card explained that when her kids were little, she let them use it to pour their milk into their cereal.

We were so excited about it Juliette had to have granola for lunch.

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