Priscilla's Friends

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'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."

- Author Unknown

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