Christmas Giving 2019
My sister and I were talking about our childhood Christmases and visiting with family and as we recalled, the emphasis on the visiting had to do with showing what we had received. In retrospect, it seemed very strange.
This year, my favorite gift that I gave was to my older granddaughter. Our family is deeply invested in Pride and Prejudice, watching the Masterpiece version a couple of times a year and going to see local productions. It is already deeply ingrained in Caroline. So this little book filled her with delight!
My son-in-law teaches American history. I no longer remember how I stumbled on the Pez series of Presidential dispensers, but I was thrilled to make the discovery and purchase for him the most obscure presidents. Who knew that such a thing could be found?
My wild and wonderful friend Karla had posted on Facebook an article about a group who went out to breakfast together and each left a $100 tip for the server. She wanted to get a group together to do this locally on Christmas Eve.
What a wonderful time we had! There were four of us and Karla had chosen a hole-in-the-wall kind of place with a downtrodden waitress. We had a yummy meal and excellent conversation and Dayle and Sheila got to know each other. We'd put our Ben Franklins inside a card that we'd written "Merry Christmas" on the envelope and tried to get out the door before the server opened it. We almost did. Her tears were the best part of Christmas this year.