~“Christmas without Mama”~

Published: Friday, January 4, 2013 at 10:09 AM.

I thank God that I was always a little boy to my Mama.

Little boys also needed to make a lot of noise.  Noise never bothered my Mama.  She put in whistles, kazoos, juice harps and harmonicas.  None of us turned out to be musicians, but her grandchildren are.

As the years passed, Mama started eating a lot of Happy Meals from McDonald’s.  She would keep bags of the toys she would get in her Happy Meals in her trunk to give her grandchildren and put in their Christmas Bags.

On top of all this, she would put random things like can openers, key chains, band aids, fingernail clippers, combs, brushes, rings from quarter machines, hair bows, cassette tapes, flashlights, pens, pencils, erasers, little pencil sharpeners and magnets and postcards from places she had been.

I got some nice fingernail polish one time.

I just laugh thinking about all of that wonderful stuff Mama would come up with. 

You know what?

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