Wednesday, September 16, 2020

The Way We Were Wednesday - The Elf on My Shelf


 I have had this elf since the early 1960's.  I thought he was long lost, and stumbled across him recently when sorting through a box of flotsam from years ago.  It has history.

Richard proposed to my Aunt Edith at Christmas of about 1962 or 1963.  A friend of his mother took an egg carton and filled the cells in it with Christmas decorations, including this little elf, and a diamond ring.  I was ring bearer in their wedding the following spring.  The following Christmas she gave me one of this elf.  I treasured it, brought it out every Christmas for years.  Now it resides in the glass fronted bookcase in my bedroom.  

Isn't he sweet? 

12 comments:

  1. Not sure. It is nicely made but looks a little cross.

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    1. Kind of like the garden gnome, you don't want to cross him.

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  2. The memories make it sweeter. What a romantic proposal.

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  3. this one looks grumpy. "elf on the shelf" is a creepy "tradition".

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    1. I was glad to find the grumpy little thing,

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    1. Now you know why I kept this one

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  5. He is cute and he has such a wonderful history.

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