Christmas Presents - That One I'll Not Forget
My how time flies… Today was a day of watching the kids, and grandkids, enjoy opening their presents, eating that special Christmas candy, and running off the sugar buzz that ensued. It brought back memories of those days as a kid.
One memory, that will forever be burned into my psyche, I’ll share with you tonight, is the Christmas of 1969. My step-father decided it would be a great idea to get my sister and me boxing gloves for Christmas (something I wouldn’t recommend for ANY parent to do). The idea, since we fought so much throughout the year, that we could just duke it out ‘safely’ with the gloves on.
Well, that idea lasted until the first punch. I will never forget the look on my older sister’s face when she reared her arm back, raised that boxing glove covered fist high in the air, and swung with all her might thrusting that glove right into my face. I fell straight on the floor. It was a knock-out punch by the count of 10. That was the end of that idea, as I cried my eyes out. Later in life, I learned that was probably the time when my nose was broken causing me to have a deviated septum to this day.
The gloves weren't only used to hit each other (which ended quickly). We also got one of those blow-up punching clowns that you could hit, have it fall over, and then stand back up on it’s own. Yeah, that lasted two or three days too. Times sure were different then, but the principle was the same; rip those presents open and go have fun on Christmas morning. Which brings me to today.
Now that most of the Christmas giving is over in the Clawson household, and the kids are off to their next haul, it’s time to settle in and watch a fun Christmas movie, while enjoying a peaceful evening, with Mom & Dad. We’ll be thinking of you tonight and wishing you a very blessed remainder of this Christmas day. And, just for fun, I thought I'd leave you with this funny video of cats and Christmas trees to help give you some humor relief from the day's stresses...
Love always friends!
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