Coco had the distinct honor of being chosen as an "Alumna of Note" by her former elementary school because her recently published bookmade it to the best-seller list. She agreed to give a speech and decided that it should motivate the children to work hard toward their goals and to appreciate the joys that occur each day, for that is where real happiness is found, she said.
Colette helped Coco script the masterpiece and listened to her recitations obligingly. The speech went off without a hitch, and the whole gymnasium went crazy with applause upon her final declaration. It went something like this: "...and children, there will be rain and there will be rainbows. There may even be a pot of gold. The important thing is that you remember to gaze happily at the rainbows instead of focusing on your muddy boots. In the end, it's the rainbows that matter." Coco did a little hand-gesture to emphasize the "rainbows that matter" part, and Colette nearly teared-up with happiness.
Afterward, Coco signed autographs while Colette answered questions about her outfit. The girls were positively giddy at being invited to dine in the school cafeteria with some of their biggest admirers. While they enjoyed tater-tots, sloppy-joes, and chocolate milk, they reminisced about the "olden days," when your mom could bake cupcakes from scratch for parties. The children "oohed" and "aahed" curiously and thought the olden days sounded divine.
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