Wednesday, November 09, 2011
When you care enough to send the best
I came back to my desk this afternoon to an email about a package waiting for me at the front. When I saw the return address was from the Berdoll Pecan Farm, I knew it had to be from my mom. You see, the pecan tree is the state tree of Texas. You can't drive through a small town in the state without seeing a pecan processing plant offering to buy and sell you pecans. Stores dedicated to selling only pecan goods are also pretty common. When you're in Texas, it doesn't seem that odd, but once you've spent some time living somewhere else, it can seem a little precious.
Last year, my mom and I were driving to Galveston from San Angelo when we spotted Berdoll's. She's always up for making random stops with me, and seeing this package today was a perfect reminder of that trip and the quirkiness that is my home state. Thanks, mom!