Week 50: Holiday Gifts

Originally Published:  December 17, 2011

The most memorable Christmas gift that I received was a Christmas morning when I was in grade school about 4th grade or so.  My parents bought my sister and I little rocking chairs.  When we went into the living room, there sat the rocking chairs with big stuffed monkeys sitting on them!  I loved that little chair.

I also remember that another Christmas a couple of years later, my brother, sister, and I got an Atari 2600 for Christmas.  I became the family pacman champion on that Atari.

One of the gifts I remember most though is a gift that we helped my dad give to Mom.  He got her a bunch of earrings and we put them in a really big box and taped the earrings down so that they wouldn’t make any noise when she shook the box!  We kept that gift a secret until Christmas Morning.

Week #50 – Holiday Gifts

Week 50. Holiday Gifts. Describe any memorable Christmas or Hanukkah gifts you received as a child.

This challenge runs from Saturday, December 10, 2011 through Friday, December 16, 2011.

52 Weeks of Personal Genealogy & History by Amy Coffin is a series of weekly blogging prompts (one for each week of 2011) that invite genealogists and others to record memories and insights about their own lives for future descendants. You do not have to be a blogger to participate. If you do not have a genealogy blog, write down your memories on your computer, or simply record them on paper and keep them with your files.