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Gift giving doesn’t just happen at Christmas, but it is a rather key part of the whole Christmas celebration. Whether it was for Christmas, a birthday, or some other holiday or reason, my question for you this week is…
What gift that you received as a child still sticks out in your mind today? What made it so memorable?
There were a couple of things I wanted as a child but never got. They were a typewriter (my sister got one and hardly used it, but of course I was never allowed to touch it), a train set and Meccano.
Hubby bought me a train set last year, and as you can see it is up under the tree this year.
I wanted Meccano so that I could make those wonderful ferris wheels that worked, but ho hum, I was a girl, so they were all certain it was Lego I wanted, and thus what I got for the next 5 years or so for my birthday and Christmas. I made money boxes, so guess it was an introduction to my working life in banking.
I always wanted a Bride Doll. All my friends seemed to have one buried at the bottom of their toy boxes, but I wanted one that I could look at and admire, not necessarily play with.
Bro and his first wife bought me one, and she was beautiful. I sat her on my pink dressing table (hand painted by my Grandfather) and she was Queen of my bedroom. I carefully made sure she didn’t get dirty or damaged and would occasionally move her arms and legs into a different position.
I don’t know what happened to her. We moved in 1972 and things got packed away, many of which I never saw again, but I always remember the year I got my wish. Thanks Bro!
Photo: Bro and me fishing in NZ in 2010.
Not exactly a Bride Doll here, but this snapper sure did taste good, and I caught it!!