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Weekly Image of Life: Rekindle the Joy

1 Dec
One of my first gifts ...

One of my first gifts …

 

Walking through the store during the holiday season I was mostly annoyed by all the people who hadn’t finished their Christmas shopping during the Black Friday or Cyber Monday craziness.

I thought everybody was done.

The other part of me was stressed out that I had run out of Cheerios and Goldfish Crackers and my daughter was so not interested in running errands.

And then I saw it … and something happened. I took a field trip back in time and all the annoyances of 2012 had disappeared as I was revisiting the early eighties. The Snoopy Sno-Cone Machine … there it was sitting on the shelf and I couldn’t believe it.

I smiled as I remembered cranking the lever so that the shaved ice would pop out of the front of the house.

I smiled as I remembered using the small paper cups to catch all the shaved ice.

I smiled because I remembered squeezing the plastic snowman so that the sweet artificial fructose corn syrupy tasty concoction would cover the entire cone.

I did this for about two years … even when it rained, even after I lost the red shovel, even after the snowman’s red hat disappeared, even after all the small paper cups ran out.

Awesome childhood memories.

I looked at the box for a minute and then put it in the cart.

Hoping to rekindle the joy.

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Weekly Image of Life Challenge Courtesy of This Man’s Journey

 

 

 

 

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