Lauren and Maggie co-host the Throwback Thursday /I Remember When and today is Lauren’s turn.
When Maggie and I were talking about my topic this week, we both realized there were a multitude of ways to go with the prompt. Personally, I have been given some silly gifts, some inappropriate gifts, some wonderful gifts, and of course sentimental gifts. If I add in all the presents I have given, the list of options to write about gets even longer.
What about you? What memories do you hold in relation to gifts? Was there some gift so wonderful that you will never forget it? Do you still remember a gift from a beau? Do you put such great thought into the gifts you give, that you hold those memories close to your heart? What about silly gifts you’ve been given or gifted?
Today I ask you to reach back into your memory bank and tell us about a gift you received or gave.I guess I could write a book about gifts received over the years and the memories they hold.
I have a shire horse given to me by one of the lads in my care years ago. He saved his pocket money and bought it for me, embarrassed that he couldn’t afford the cart to go with it. You can just make it out on the bottom shelf by the piano. I shall treasure it always.
I have other gifts that are equally special for different reasons, one being this drawer freshener cushion given to me by my Mum.
It lost its fragrance many years ago, but is so precious to me. It reads:
A daughter is a blessing
A treasure for all time
Your laughter, warmth and loving
Make me proud that you are mine.
With every year that passes
You’re more special than before
Through every stage and every age
I love you even more.
There was one gift I was given that I was not gracious to receive though. It was a CD that I had specifically said would be a waste of money as I had all the tracks on different albums already. Ex Partner gave our foster girl some money and told her to buy me a CD for Christmas. She bought that one, and I was hurt beyond measure, especially as that was the year I’d forked out over a week’s wages to buy HIM a solid gold neck chain as he’d said he didn’t want a St Christopher or cross (I could have purchased either for less than half the price). What made it worse was that I never saw him open it and had to ask if he liked it, to which the reply was
‘It’s OK I guess. You can buy me the Cross to go on it for my birthday’.
I was gutted, and no, he didn’t get it.
Silliest present I gave was a set of rubber ducks to my sister one Christmas, and I got the kiddies post office kit. The idea was that for those of us who had kids, gifts for the adults were to cost no more than a pound. It was great fun to find something to suit someone in particular. Hubby and I still have our ten pound dash at Christmas, and that is always a laugh. There are a lot of little things in our knickknack shelves that only cost a few pence, maybe a pound, but to us are priceless.
As is this little chap, a cloth bear won for me at the fair by Hubby when we first met.