When I was seven years old, my three siblings, mother and I lived in a one-bedroom apartment near LA. Our step father ran off somewhere, and we had nothing. We knew not to expect anything on Christmas. Mom wrapped a green towel on a lampshade, and hung miniature candy canes around the top which she got from the bank. That was our tree.
Christmas eve there was a knock at the door. It was a man bearing a box of goodies. A turkey, a bag of potatoes, and all the fixings. Plus one toy for each of us children. Mine was a doll. It was my only gift, and one I never expected. I shall never forget that Christmas, or the man I refer to as Santa Clause who brought the cardboard box.
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galavantingal
Wrote 4 years ago
@shopwithaidedotcom life is wonderful. I have more gizmos and gadgets than I possibly need. My husband and I have both worked stable jobs for decades, and our son grew up with all the things I didn't have. Now we are spoiling the grand kids. I tell my grandchildren this story to help them appreciate all the wonderful things they have.

shopwithaidedotcom
Wrote 4 years ago
Wow, choked me up a little. Great story, cute set, hope things are better now. Congratulations.

galavantingal
Wrote 4 years ago
Thanks so much @mercimasada. xoxo

mercimasada
Wrote 4 years ago
congrats!

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