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Monday, December 17, 2007

The Gift That Keeps On Giving

We are smack dab in the middle of the holiday season-there’s Hanukkah, Kwanzaa, ChristmasBoxing Day. A great many people are racing about spending money “hand over fist” as my dear departed grandfather might have said years ago when his family and friends had the pleasure of his company. The quiet reserved type, this kind soul never had much to say but his twinkling blue eyes spoke volumes. There was never a doubt that he loved his wife Jessie, his children, grandchildren, and the idea of his first great grandchild (he passed away within weeks after her birth). This unyielding affection was greater than any gift that could have been placed under the tree. I recall a Christmas many years ago, when the grandkids (the author of this narrative included) received bean bag chairs. What makes this event so sweetly memorable is my grandparent’s pleasure in watching 5 goofy children dive about the towering boxes, animatedly ripping at colorful tissue and ribbons. I can hear them laughing to this day. Well, my beloved bean bag is gone (the family cat and Father Time had seen to that), but that’s okay. Because, it’s not the gift that matters (although that chair was pretty sweet!), it’s the thought (and love) behind it that continues to count today.


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