Tax Day

Tax day, April 15, was looming when an elderly woman showed up at the IRS.<>

She said she required a thick stack of tax forms. <>

“Why so many?” the clerk asked.<>

“My son is stationed overseas,” she said. <>

“He asked me to pick up forms for the Marines on the base.”<>

“You shouldn’t have to do this,” the clerk told her. <>

“It’s the base commander’s job to make sure that his troops have access to the forms they need.”<>

“I know,” said the woman. “I’m the base commander’s mother.”<>

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