Aunt Virginia Hates Mothers

Why do I say that? Because we just made it through another Mother’s Day weekend and the sales-tax bill collected by the state of Virginia is quite hefty.

I did splurge this year by getting Kimberly the heart-shaped gold necklace with diamonds she has wanted for years, but even if all we had bought were cards, flowers and dinners for the mothers, we’d have paid a pretty penny to Aunt Virginia.

My guess is she’s a jealous, old spinster. Same for her sisters in West Virginia and Ohio, where we took the two sets of parents out to dinner over two days.

Here’s the tax punishment we endured over the weekend for celebrating our mothers:
— Dinners: $6.61
— Necklace: $4.30
— Cards: $1.70
— Flowers: $1.36


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