366 days of gratitude

My mother-in-law gave me some money for a birthday and said to use it for an indulgence.

I bought a subscription for the newly launched magazine Next and each month got the fun of an issue arriving in the mail.

Each subscription went into a draw for a $5000 voucher from Smiths City.

We were just coming out of the ag-sag and that was a big sum.

The first $1000 went on a dog tucker freezer, a few hundred bought a stereo and the rest carpeted the house.

I kept renewing the subscription for several years in appreciation of this bounty, then swapped to another.

Each month it arrives, as it did today, I think of my mother-in-law and that long ago birthday money and I’m grateful.




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