Christmas, 1941, I was four. We hung up our stocking, usually the biggest one we could find, and, we usually each got a small gift, two or three pieces of candy, a few nuts, and two or three apples and oranges. We so looked forward to Christmas. Daddy and Mama had gotten some candy shaped like a corn cob. Daddy teased me that Santa might bring me a corn cob.
Christmas morning finally came. We had a big fire going in the fireplace. I sat down in front of the fire place and excitedly started emptying my sock. My one gift was a doctor’s kit, next, I took out my apples and oranges, nuts, and candy. When I came to the piece of candy shaped like a corn cob, remembering Daddy’s warning about getting a corn cob, I looked at it, said, “cob” and threw it in the fire. –Roy Pipes
I hope you enjoyed Roy’s Christmas memory-there’s more to come about Roy Pipes here on the Blind Pig. More Christmas Memories are on the way too so be on the lookout for them as well.