My original intention was to write the posts on the three cousins of Ferriday one after another, Jerry Lee Lewis, Mickey Gilley, both of whom had died recently, and ending with the post one the last and only living one, Jimmy Swaggart.
I knew he had a couple scandals involving women, but I never realized that he had numerous scandals involving just about every aspect of his life. Too numerous to be glossed over. And just not fitting to be told as we approach the Season of major High Holidays and Holy Days in every Major and Minor religion around the world.
I decided to instead put off the scandal-ridden story of this ‘man of the cloth?’ until after the Season ends. And post instead three reblogs celebrating the spirit of the Season.
This is the first. While it does not take place within the calendar of the season, it is a story of the joy of Giving and Sharing.
One is never too old to learn. One is never too young to teach.
JADA’S BIRTHDAY PRESENT
One of the birthday presents our 7 year old granddaughter, Jayda, received was a $15 gift card.
The other day, her mother took Jayda and her two younger sisters to the store so Jayda could buy something with her gift card. Jayda knew how she wanted to spend the card, but had kept it a secret.
She took her time, trying to find something that she would not only like, but would fit in with her plan. Finally, she found the perfect thing, a pair of ‘Princess’ sandals for $5.
She figured out that the $15 would not only buy her a pair, but would also buy a pair for each of her sisters.
Her gift card may be depleted but all three girls enjoy Jayda’s birthday present.
Such a sweet, sharing child. She sure makes it easy to be a proud grandfather.
The Old Hand of Oakdale: Published SPPP Bulletin Board 9/10/13
Looks to me like everyone is happy at Christmas. From head to toes and feet and sandals. Now that’s the spirit of Christmas! And Santa likes it too….
Actually Tom. it was during the summer just after Jayda’s birthday. But I thought it showed the spirit of giving.
Well, Don, it sure does….and anytime of the year! Good on you….Tom
Makes a grandpa proud
Beautiful story, Don. Glad you shared it since I hadn’t read it before.🎄🎄🎄
Thank you, Pat. It was one of the firsts I blogged.
Bet those sisters are about grown now.
They are 16, 15, and 13. All going on young adulthood.
Wonderful story for any time Don, but especially at this time of year.
It speaks a lot about the joy of giving. So glad you liked it.
What a delightful and wise girl! How old are your grandchildren now? I think it’s been a while since these wonderful photographs were shot ❤️❤️❤️
It has been a while, Luisa. Right now the 3 girls 16, 15,, and 13. We have 7 other grandchildren ranging from early 30’s to late 20’s. Our youngest son married late and blessed us with those 3 after an 11 year gap. No sign of any greatgrandkids anytime soon though. Darn it.
You are really lucky: unfortunately I don’t have any grandchildren yet 👵👵👵
Fingers crossed, Louisa. They open up a whole new type of love.
I am perfectly aware of that ❤️
Says something about her parents and others who have an influence on her life. Buen hecho! (Well done)
Her parents are wonderful as is the rest of our family. My wife, Gina, is the biggest influence on the whole family. Her biggest problem was raising me.
What a sweetie! 🙂
She certainly is, Susanne and gets sweeter by the day.
She sounds lovely and kind.
That she is, Fraggle.
Beautiful granddaughter, beautiful post.
About the latter, we can chatter.
About the former, you can boast.
I could go on and on bosting about all my grandkids. Thanks for the comment< Mr. Muse.
Jayda taught us all a lesson when she spent her gift card. That girl has great character.
Best wishes, Pete.
Thanks you. Pete, for your assessment of my sweet granddaughter.
Such a nice story, Don. You should be proud.
I am proud, Jennie. Of Jayda and her parents.
That’s amazing. And what a good story to share, any time of year. 🙂
Glad you liked it, Miss Blue
And there is the exemplar of the Jesuit saying, “give me a child until he/she is seven and I will show you the man/woman”. (I’m paraphrasing). What a lovely heart.
Well, Gwen, she’s sixteen now and she is still as warm and loving as then. I certainly think the Jesuits were right.