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Putting away the Christmas items is kinda sad sometimes. This ceramic St. Nicholas that my Mother made me many years ago has been the center of my Christmas decoration thoughts each year. Mother is no longer here so it makes it even more an honored item. She loved making ceramic stuff and putting lots of bling on them. (Except it wasn't called bling then.) This St. Nicholas took her many weeks of firing, decorating and glueing all the little stuff on. She always said I could never appreciate the hours that she had put into any of her art. 

The first five years Mike and I were married, Mom didn't really like him since he brought me halfway across the world to Washington state to live. So every year for Christmas she sent Mike weird stuff as a gift. The first 2-3 years Mother sent him one pair  NEON green socks. On the fourth year she sent him one pair of orange NEON socks. The fifth year she began what I call her "ceramic" phase so she made something special for Mike. A very large ceramic boob cup.
(You can only imagine where you drank out of the boob cup.) The next year for Christmas, Mother sent the matching mate to the boob cup. Mike thought this was quite humorous. Large matching boob cups are not really a household accessory to serve tea to the neighbors with. I think of it as akin to the famous "leg lamp." The next year Mother made him a ceramic naked girl tie holder. (Mike has never worn ties.) The tie holder girl was sitting with her legs stretched out in front of her with a towel draped around her kinda discreetly. I bought him a tie and dutifully hung up the girl in the closet.

I have fond memories of all the mischieveous things Mother did for a laugh. She had a little evil twinkle in her eye. And I miss that.

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Elizabeth Bolton
RE/MAX Destiny Real Estate Cambridge, MA - Cambridge, MA
Cambridge MA Realtor

Hi Jill ~ I just love the sound of your mother's sense of humor.  Thanks for sharing the stories.


Dec 31, 2009 11:17 AM #1
Nick T Pappas
Assoc. Broker/Broker ABR, CRS, SFR, e-Pro, @Homes Realty Group, @HomesBirmingham & Providence Property Mgmnt, LLC Hun... - Huntsville, AL
Madison & Huntsville Alabama Real Estate Resource

Jill, great story.  I had a similar thing going with my mother in-law...fond wonderful memories.

Dec 31, 2009 02:05 PM #2
Respect Realty LLC
Respect Realty LLC - Milwaukie, OR
Brokers - Oregon / SW Washington Real Estate

That is one thing I miss about my grandfather. He had one devilish sense of humor that I miss greatly.

Dec 31, 2009 04:08 PM #3
Steve Merson 512 412 1621
Keller Williams Realty - Austin, TX

Hi Jill,

That's a great post and it sounds like your mother had a wonderful sense of humor.

Happy new year.


Jan 01, 2010 04:48 AM #4
Jill Watts
Realty Pro, Inc. - Vancouver, WA
A Luxury Experience at Every Price Point!

Thanks y'all! I'd like to hear your stories too!! Bring 'em on!!

Blessings, Jill

Jan 03, 2010 03:31 PM #5
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