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In her later years, Momma made all 3 of her Children & her 6 Grand Children a gift by hand not because she couldn't afford to buy us something, but because she said she wanted us to have something made from her heart. I also know she enjoyed making these things at the Senior center and I loved knowing it made her feel good.
One gift she made each of us was 3 Wise Men with the base being a dish detergent bottle. To present our gifts, she acquired large boxes which she covered with contact paper. This has been about 25 years ago. Not until this past Christmas did I stop and take a minute to just look at the box closely. Only then did I realize that it took her hours to make our boxes. The inside was lined with tissue paper & pieces of wood were put at the top edge to keep the tops from collapsing on the figurines.
She later made us Mr. and Mrs. Santa Claus and a Snowman. I store all in this box. I wonder if the other 8 boxes are still being used? I know my mother is still using her's.
|This box has made it through 2 house moves. I need to do some minor repair.|