I am participating in Julie Goucher's activity:
This week’s prompt ~ Prompt 18 ~ First Present or Gift
Can you remember it?
Who bought it for you?
Do you still have it?
Pictures or a description
Other special gifts?
I do not specifically remember my very first present or gift, but I do remember the first present/gift that I absolutely hated! I will share that gift with you.
I do not still have it, nor do I have any photos of this gift. I would never have taken a picture of this gift!
The gift was from one of my step-grandfather's family members. He was from New Mexico. His ( I have no recollection of his name…) family came to California, I am assuming for a vacation. My family met them while they were here. It doesn't seem to come to me where we met them…maybe it was at our house.
Anyway, a son was somewhere close to my age, but I think a bit older. We all met, spent part of the day together and that was the last time I saw them. I think I was maybe 12 or 13 years old.
A couple weeks pass. Then out of the blue a package comes in the mail for me. I never received a package in the mail before so I was very excited and anxious as I went to open it. I saw it was from this boy in New Mexico. I remember thinking to myself, "I wonder what he sent me. Does this mean he likes me? " I was anxious more than ever to see what was in the package!
I finally got it opened. When I saw what was in it, I almost dropped it immediately. It scared and shocked me so much! What I saw when I opened that box, was a big black scorpion in resin made into a bracelet. I had never seen anything like this before. It was so ugly, so big and so black! I really couldn't believe what I was seeing and finally had to look closer at it. Amazing they made bracelets like this. Why? Why would any female want to wear that ugly thing?
I remember my mother was shocked by it also. I left it as it was a "guy" thing and he was new at buying gifts for girls! I thought he was trying to do a nice thing, and didn't know any better. Typical, guys liked bugs. But here in California, I had never even seen a scorpion.
There are photos on Google with scorpions in resin bracelets, but this left such a bad taste with me, I don't even want a photo of anything similar here on my blog. If you are interested in seeing a picture, Google, scorpion in resin bracelet or something similar, and you will get the picture.
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