Do you ever look around the house at your things? There are stories there. Some are true. Some can inspire a story that sounds true. Here's a true one about friendship. It has to do with the floral needlework on a bookshelf in our home library.
The talented Lola Schaefer gave it to me years ago when I read one of her manuscripts. Having the honor of reading her manuscript was enough of a gift, but Lola said her mother had done a lot of needlework when she was alive. She wanted to start giving away some of those pieces to special friends. Now it's one of my treasures.