Prettier Than Freckles

by Sherry Riter in Alyssa

Saw this in the Senior News and had to share it!

An elderly woman and her little grandson, whose face was sprinkled with bright freckles, spent the day at the zoo. Lots of children were waiting in line to get their cheeks painted by a local artist who was decorating them with tiger paws. “You’ve got so many freckles, there is no place to paint!” a girl in line said to the little boy.

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 check.

“Freckles are beautiful.” the boy looked up,”Really?”

“Of course”, said the grandmother. “Why just name me one thing that is prettier than freckles.”

The little boy thought for a moment, peered intensely into his grandma’s face and softly whispered “Wrinkles”.

Alyssa's freckles

I’m still partial to freckles.


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Sherry Riter is also known as The Redhead Riter. Sherry is witty, intelligent and addictive as she writes about cooking, family, marriage, failures, blogging tips, art, humor, inspiration, travel, PTSD and aging. Her goal is to inspire, motivate, educate and to make her audience laugh. Sherry embraces being a redhead and helps others to see the redhead point of view…"In some eras redheads were worshipped while others thought us witches. Personally, I like the former and think every day is 'Love a redhead day!'" She can also be found on Facebook, Google+, Pinterest, StumbleUpon, Linkedin, tweeting as @TheRedheadRiter and you can subscribe to her free blog feed.

{ 3 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Tesa January 12, 2010 at 7:41 pm

Love it! I always wanted freckles growing up too.

Thanks for the smile, I needed it today!


2 mom2three January 13, 2010 at 12:54 am

oh my gosh that is the cutest thing I ever heard. First time commenter here!


3 Teresha@Marlie and Me January 13, 2010 at 3:26 pm

what a sweet story! it took me a loooong time to love my freckles


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