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Strangest presents

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K

K Report 17 Jan 2013 12:46

An aunt who was wealthy, but rather mean, once gave me a packet of tights with knees in - ie they had been worn or at least tried on!!!

JustJohn

JustJohn Report 17 Jan 2013 12:01

For last 3 years, my dear daughter (who I have known since her birth 1982) gives me a bottle of whisky. Her new husband has given me a nice bottle of brandy last year and this year.

I am very grateful and gush with gratitude - but she clearly does not know I have been teetotal since 1984 (when she was 2) :-(

Wend

Wend Report 17 Jan 2013 12:00

Hi ho!, hi ho! :-D

Island

Island Report 17 Jan 2013 11:38

Too many to list but four three foot dwarfs would take a bit of beating! :-0 :-D

Where did you put them Paula?

and - did Auntie Glad ever give you Snow White? :-D :-D

JoyBoroAngel

JoyBoroAngel Report 17 Jan 2013 11:37

we used to have a ornament of a ugly pig in a gardning hat
we used to pass it round the family each birthday christmas ect
i even posted it once while on holiday :-D :-D

SuffolkVera

SuffolkVera Report 17 Jan 2013 11:30

My ma-in-law, who had the kindest heart in the world, always managed to produce very strange presents. A hand knitted "ornament" of a cat on a cushion was one. Once when I was about 25 and slim and reasonably fashionable she gave me a set of 3 pairs of old fashioned bloomers from a charity for the aged but I think her best effort was a present for my son when he was about 8. It was a pair of gloves. Not very exciting for an 8 year old boy but useful - except that they were ladies' gloves and both left-handed :-D

LaGooner

LaGooner Report 17 Jan 2013 11:28

My 2 eldest kids bought me a cake tin and a pastry brush for Xmas one year. I add they were only very young at the time. Was it a hint I wonder :-D

Paula+

Paula+ Report 17 Jan 2013 11:07

Janet my Aunt was a real character, her name was Gladys and she would introduce herself saying "Hello I am Glad". She was so funny without knowing it. I am laughing at your enamel mugs.

Janet

Janet Report 17 Jan 2013 11:01

That is a brilliant story. What a character your aunt must have been. A friend once bought me two enamel mugs, one red and one orange. I only used them once. When filled with boiling tea the metal becomes equally as hot and burnt my lips. I don't like cold tea-jl

Paula+

Paula+ Report 17 Jan 2013 10:48

What has been your strangest present? Over the years one of my Aunts always brought me the strangest presents. It was always interesting opening them as you literally did not know what to expect. The strangest was one a few days before Christmas, Auntie and Uncle arrived with four parcels around three foot high, these caused many comments and much interest from family and friends. On Christmas morning I opened them and discovered four figures of the seven dwarfs. When I thanked Auntie, and she said she liked them so much she kept the other three for herself.

:-D :-D :-D