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Storytelling Monday

on March 10, 2014

Hello friends, I have another story for you.  I’ve mentioned that I am reading Prosperous Heart by Julia Cameron.  I’ve looked back and have seen that my father had a prosperous heart.  Enjoy the tale!

My father was one of 9 children.  He was 7th in the line. (hey that’s a good number!)  They lived on a farm and would grow cotton to sell so they would have money to buy seeds to plant a garden for vegetables to eat.  There were tales of only getting one pair of shoes a year, and having to go to school barefoot, because said shoes were no longer wearable.  You get the idea, times were tough.

Uncle Buddy was only a year or two older than Daddy and they were inseparable.  They were always scheming of ways to make money.  They played the imaginary game of Rich Man/Poor Man.  (of course imaginary games were frowned on back then.)  They would haul stuff into town to sell.  If they had a wagon, they could haul more stuff to sell!  They looked in Granny’s Sears catalog and found The Little Red Wagon.  They saved and saved to buy the wagon.

They almost had enough, it was Christmas, and the older brothers came to them and said there was no money to buy the babies gifts from Santa, so they were going to use the money Daddy and Uncle Buddy had been saving all year.  I don’t know about you, but I would have been ticked, would have hated Christmas.  I would have felt cheated.  I would have said “over my dead body”.  My daddy gave it freely to his brothers, knowing that he could make more money, but the babies not getting “Santa” would be very sad indeed.

Both my parents loved Christmas.  My mother’s wish was that every child receive something from Santa, but that’s another story!

Happy Quilting, Mary

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