My grandmother gave the craziest gifts for Christmas. My little brother and I looked forward to each Christmas to see what the other would get. At times we were a little scared. Bottles of half used perfume, golf pins, food from the pantry, or any handmade creation she had come up with! My favorite gift memory was when my little brother was CONVINCED that Mamaw had bought him the latest gaming system that was popular at that time (probably Atari). He stared at that box for hours just knowing she had bought him the gift he was dreaming of. When he was finally allowed to open the present, he ripped off the paper only to find a box full of used golf balls. I fell on the floor and laughed until I cried. I was cruel. Years later my husband and I fell on the floor and laughed until we cried when my brother opened another gift from Mamaw. It was a pair of Kmart acid washed jeans 5 sizes too small and some Old Spice! Poor Steve.
|So you can imagine my curiosity when I received this box from my grandmother for Christmas a few years ago. My great grandfather had made the box for my great grandmother, Lillie.|