Wednesday, December 22, 2010

The Beginnings of Tradition

Earlier today, I was wrapping Christmas gifts and Shorty was just hanging out. He does NOT enjoy the wrapping! It will come as no surprise that I was wrapping books. We were discussing the fact that this is one of the very best traditions that I ever started.

Suddenly, I realized that it is not my tradition.

It is my godmother's.

When I was growing up, we got clothes for Christmas. We got new school shoes, Church clothes, underwear, jammies, and usually slippers. We got one toy, usually from Santa.

I also got, for several years that I remember, a hardback book from my godmother. She bought me the Newberry Award winner for the year. This is where I got my Marguerite Henry books. My favorite was "King of the Wind" about the Godolphin Arabian. I loved this book. I read it and reread it and reread it.

So, thank you, DeeDee. Thanks from me as a child and thanks from me as an adult. Thanks from my kids and my grandkids and hopefully their kids and grandkids.

Merry Christmas!


Sayre said...

Your godmother sounds like a special woman Newberry Award winners no less!!! Lucky girl!

Angie @ Many Little Blessings said...

What a lovely tradition to have! And, how nice that you are carrying it on. Love it!

bichonpawz said...

Stopping in to wish you a very Merry Christmas!!! Enjoy!!

Pamela said...

another little did she know way back when.

like a rock thrown into the quiet water...

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