Sunday, April 6, 2014

"Ghosts" of Christmas Past - damnpamn's Blog - Blogster

"Ghosts" of Christmas Past - damnpamn's Blog - Blogster

Everybody has their wish list of must have presents that they just
have to have for Christmas. Over the years I have gotten most of those
presents if not all of them. Looking back I can only recall a couple of
those make it or break it presents that I just had to have or it would
not be a good Christmas.

Here is what I do remember:

1. My 4 year old nephew, Arnie, flinging the mountain of tissue paper
aside sheet by sheet that I had piled on top of the Tickle Me Elmo doll
that only I could find.

2. Becca and Arnie laughing with glee when they opened the Furbees
that, once again, only Aunt Pam could find when nobody else could.

3. My ex-husband, Bobby's shy, quiet smile because once again I had got
him something he really wanted when he didn't even know it himself.

4. Katie, my stepdaughter, bursting into tears because she got the
computer she had been dreaming of. (this was in the days even before the

5. Kandi, my other stepdaughter, squealing with glee over the boom box
and the awesome cassette collection that she never imagined in a million
years she would get. (back in the Thriller days when she was positive
she would marry Michael Jackson)

6. The pretty porcelain ornaments the my mom bought me for my first married Christmas - I still have ALL of them.

7. Katie and Kandi getting 8 cabbage patch dolls that first year they
came out when there was a feeding frenzy over them in the stores. (twins
from us, 2 from their mom, 2 from their stepfather's parents and 2 from
my parents)

8. The present I wrapped for Becca that was like something out of Dr.
Seuss. It was red and green striped with purple velvet bows all over it.
it suited her personality perfectly and she loved it.

9. I wrapped a present for my mom once that was so exquisite that she
didn't unwrap it until spring. She just sat the box in her living room
and stared at it for three months.

None of those moments have anything to do with me getting one of those must have presents!

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