This is a special memory from my own childhood.
There are certain Christmas presents that I will always remember. I have often told Amara about the perfume set that I got when I was a little girl. Amara loves to take bubble baths and play chemist while she is in the tub. She mixes different bubble baths together to get different fragrances. I am required to smell each one. Our love of mixing fragrances is a special bond so I was so thrilled when Sandy found this picture of Judy and me with our Christmas gifts that I cried – it was my perfume kit!
That picture proved the perfume kit had been real and not just something that I had imagined. It was like a chemistry set only for making your own perfumes. The picture was just as I had remembered it in my mind. I know I spent hours up in our room combining different things. I was never thrilled with the results but I had a lot of fun trying. Thinking back on it our room upstairs must have been very fragrant!
When I saw the pictures, even more memories came flooding back. I remembered the present Judy had gotten. It was a paint-by-numbers oil painting of a horse. She loved horses and she loved paint by numbers kits so this was one of her favorite presents. We each had our things. She wanted nothing to do with my perfume and I hated doing paint by numbers. I was really bad at them!
I think these pictures are from 1958 or ’59.
What a great Christmas that was for both of us.
Most of you have probably seen comments by Sandy. Sandy is my little sister and the one that I stayed with in Michigan two years ago. Sandy won’t come into my life until I am 20. It is a wonderful story and I will write it soon. In the meantime my awesome sister has been going through lots of our Dad’s old pictures, scanning them, and sending them to me. She really is the best.