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What Do You Hope to Find in Your Stocking?

Posted by Larry Doyle on December 24, 2009 10:01 AM |

Christmas morning in the Doyle home in the ’60s and ’70s was priceless. With seven siblings (six brothers and one sister), the living room was quickly turned into a scene which could only be compared to a mini-earthquake. Throwing gift boxes across the room, quickly playing with games and toys, screaming for joy. The memories are precious.

The knitted stockings hung by the fireplace remain a prized possession. The gifts in the stockings may have been the smallest in size, but often they brought the greatest pleasure. Tickets to a college sporting event were always a hit.

After the bedlam had settled, typically around 7am, we would make a mad dash for the kitchen and Mom’s donut muffins. Pure sugar and truly awesome.

As the kid in all of us anticipates waking up on Christmas morning, I send best wishes to all the readers of Sense on Cents.

What do you hope to find in your stocking?


  • TeakWoodKite

    Best Wishes to the LD clan. Thank you Larry for your many gifts and wonderful insights.

    As for the stocking, I can only wish for a new set of guitar strings or a pic or two. 🙂

    I really want a cello but they are pricey especcially the bow.
    My sane half has been running down a Mod and they approved it in six weeks flat. It amounts to a 30 percent reduction in the monthly payments, so that is a promising thing for my stocking.
    I don’t have the papers yet to read which will be interesting and will be looking forward to sharing what I learn.
    Best Wishes from the entire TWK clan ‘or here in the wine country.
    Bottoms up!

  • GIGI

    Wonderful picture of your stockings, hung with care, knitted with love, no matter what fills those stockings this Christmas, they hold so many memories, and by some magic there is, and always will be room for many more, memories that is! Gigi

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