what did you get as a kid on the POOREST of poor Christmas??
ALL of our gifts came from the Green Stamp Store and Western Auto (where Daddy could buy on credit). Our stockings were also filled with an apple, an orange, nuts in the shell and a candy cane.my family had some hard times, (failed business, etc) but I never ever remember KNOWING that we were in dire straights...maybe I was just too young and starry eyed to notice.
I do remember our stockings (daddy's unused work socks) being filled with:
a) an apple
b) an orange
c) and walnuts in the shell
d) and a peppermint candy cane
I know lots of our gifts came directly from the Green Stamp Store but I never remember thinking anything of it. :shrug: or being "disappointed". Whatever there was -always seemed to be so much with seven of us in the house.
The focus was on the Christ child and His miraculous birth - not on ourselves or gifts. Our home was filled with music and love and laughter and for us, that was more than enough.