Sunday, December 14, 2008
When we were little children, our parents used to leave candy bars on the window sill at Christmas. The candy was from the elves.
I think the whole thing started when a neighbor named Clair wanted to do that, and my mom and dad gave her permission. She was an older lady who, like many older neighbors, loved children.
Anyway, one night my sister and I were having a fight. Clair saw us through our front window. When we went to get the candy bars, there was a candy bar for me and a note for my sister. It said, "I saw you spit on your brother. You don't get a treat tonight."
Of course, we've always remembered the story.
Sometimes, even when we lived in town, we were at the state hospital in the evening when we were supposed to get the candy bars. The elves always found us there. If you have seen the huge center building of the Nevada, Missouri State Hospital on the Kirkbride web site listed to the right, you know the setting. The elves left the candy bars on the second from the far right porch window of that huge building. That was the room that housed the switchboard and receptionist at the hospital.
We all have wonderful Christmas memories, don't we? If you would like to share some of yours, I would love to hear them, either in a comment below or in an email. Just go to my web site. The email address is there.
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