I had been up late the night before making a cake for Bri so we had cake, balloon, presents (two--one from my mother and one from us) and party plates to bring. I decided to make two trips and went over at 10:15 to drop off the presents. I left the big box from us on the floor and gave my mother the bag of her gift on the kitchen counter. "I'll sign the card in a minute," she said. When I left I reminded her to sign the card and said "Do it now before you forget." She got up and headed toward the bag as I went out the door.
When we returned half an hour later, dropped the cake stuff off in the dining room and went to the apartment. The big box from us was gone and the bag was still sitting there with unsigned card. When I asked her where the box had gone, she said she knew nothing about a box and if it was gone, someone must have come into the apartment and taken it. Sigh. Fortunately Ned found it sitting on her bed. I asked her to sign the card and she only wrote "love GaGa" and I know it was because she couldn't remember Bri's name.