When I was a little girl, my five brothers and sisters and I were
allowed to choose one “big gift” from Santa in the Sears gift catalog.
We were comfortable, but since we were a large family, we all understood
that by “big,” Santa meant $5.00 or less!
Actually, this was just fine
by us, and Mom filled in with books, pajamas, and simple stocking
stuffers. I know some people who tell me they spend thousands on each
child, and I find this so sad; we were more than happy with our little
gifts and I truly believe we felt the true spirit of Christmas much more
Nonetheless, one year something totally unexpected and thrilling rolled down the
chimney. When I came down Christmas morning, a gorgeous shiny green
three-speed bicycle stood at attention under the tallest of the tree’s
branches. It was for me!
Oh, how I loved that green bike, and I rode it up and
down our dirt road for many years.Best Christmas present ever -- thank you Mom and Dad!
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