"I should have known better. You're always so thoughtful.
Still, this morning when you left without saying one word about what day this is, I couldn't help feeling a
Now I realize you acted that way on purpose, just to confuse me.
Well, you certainly succeeded because I really got mixed up.
I wasn't sure what day it was myself."
She began to open the package, and Alex tried to remember what day it was.
"Oh! It's beautiful! The most beautiful bowl I've ever seen!" she said. "No wife ever had a more wonderful
surprise on her wedding anniversary!"
"I tried to choose something in keeping with the occasion," Alex replied weakly as she kissed him.
So that was it! Of course! This was their fifth wedding anniversary.
He'd lost track of the date.
Little did he think he'd ever forget such an important day, but he did.
Maybe, some day, he would tell Cora the truth. Right now it didn't seem a very kind thing to do.
In the future he might not be so lucky as this time.
Well, he would just have to turn over a new leaf.
From now on he'd have to pay more attention to the calendar. He'd keep his fingers crossed with hope that he'd
never forget their anniversary again!
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