Michael at Mindlovemisery’s Menagerie posed the following challenge: This week, because it is Christmas Eve, write about a gift you received or gave, or about being gifted in some way.
When I was a little girl I somehow became obsessed with the Betty Boop character. It all started with a nightshirt my mother gave me that I wore until all print faded. For many years after, my collection steadily grew to include a range of items from T-shirts and socks to a custom license plate, all gifted me either for Christmas or my birthday. One year my best friend gave me a porcelain cookie jar in the shape of Betty Boop on a motorcycle, and her husband added to my figurine collection with a few gems he found in New York City. Soon, their oldest daughter joined in with some lovely surprises of her own, including a Betty Boop salt-n-pepper shaker and Tervis drinking cup.
Well, today I received this beautiful Christmas gift from my son – two canvas paintings he commissioned from my best friend’s granddaughter, now the third generation to support my obsession. I’ve admired this young lady’s talents since she was a toddler and I am proud to be the new owner of a set of mani.cartoonz originals.
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