When spring began in earnest last month, I excitedly told the Bubbers King that there were “popcorn trees” outside.
“Pah-corn trees?!?” he repeated in amazement.
He was understandably skeptical, but I nodded my head and said, “Yes! There are popcorn trees outside and we’re going to find them!”
So we went out back and I said, “Do you see one? Where’s the popcorn tree?”
“Right dere!!!” he eagerly answered.
“That’s right!!” I replied with a smile.
Then after a moment I asked, “Do you want to walk out front and see more popcorn trees?”
“More pah-corn trees?!” he repeated as he followed me to our front yard.
“Yep!” I replied, “Do you see any? Where are they?”
“Right dere!!!!” he excitedly answered.
“That’s right!!” I smiled, “Aren’t they beautiful!”
“Yes!” he answered as we walked down our street lined with popcorn trees on both sides.
I breathed in the sweet aroma of blossoms and sighed with contentment.
Nothing brightens up the world quite like popcorn does.