An elderly woman
and her little grandson
, whose face
was sprinkled with bright freckles
, spent the day at the zoo
. Many children
were waiting in line
to get their faces painted by a local artist
who was decorating them with tiger paws
"You've got so many freckles, there's no place to paint!" a girl in the line said to the little fella. Embarrassed, the little boy dropped his head. His grandmother knelt down next to him.
"I love your freckles. When I was a little girl I always wanted freckles," she said, while tracing her finger across the child's cheek. "Freckles are beautiful."
The boy looked up, "Really?"
"Of course," said the grandmother. "Why just name me one thing that's prettier than freckles."
The little boy thought for a moment, peered intensely into his grandma's face, and softly whispered, "Wrinkles."
One of the few good forwards I receive