December 17 - Grab Bag Author’s choice. Please post from a topic that helps you remember Christmases past!
I don’t remember this but my dad has told it to me many times. We went Christmas visiting one of my dad’s friends that lived in walking distance to our house. They had 2 young boys that were older than me and my brother who got to go along with dad on this visit. Turns out the other boys got boxing gloves for Christmas. My dad loved to listen to boxing on the radio with his dad, and to watch it on TV too. As the story goes, he put the boxing gloves on me and he pretended to box with me. He said I popped him in the nose, and got blood on the neighbor’s carpet. After they cleaned up the mess, I thought I was going to get a paddling. It didn’t come and when we got home my dad promised my mom that he would never buy boxing gloves for us kids.