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Mrs. Gonsalves' Last Christmas
You are so good at these stories, I had missed this.
By: Tabor on December 21, 2015
You're gifted with an amazing memory. How you recall the tiniest detail is bewildering. Your ability of stringing together events, dates, time and who said what leaves me baffled in wonder.
By: Daniel LaFrance on December 21, 2015
I think I can answer Daniel for you...what you can't remember you make up and you make it up really well. That's just a guess. Either way, great story well told. Merry Christmas!!
By: cranky on December 21, 2015
Oh my god, 23 more Christmases? Unbelievable. When I was growing up, my mother's entire extended family spent Sunday's at my grandparent's house. By the time I was 7, every time we left, I would say "See you next week" and my grandmother would shrug, unconvinced, and say, "God willing." I left depressed and concerned every week. However, god was apparently willing for nearly another 30 years. Thanks load, Grandma and Mrs. Gonsalves!
By: Mitchell is Moving on December 21, 2015
love this! I can visualize that room crowded and noisy and lots of good cheer! She must have been a character! Merry Christmas!
By: Kathe W. on December 21, 2015
she sounded like a character. :)
By: TexWisGirl on December 21, 2015
I think I remember this story; but in any case, it's a great one!
By: Tom Sightings on December 21, 2015
Is it safe to assume that your mother did not inherit her sense of humor?
By: Jerry E. Beuterbaugh on December 21, 2015
23 more "last Christmases" would have given her a chance to see a lot of M&M grabbing and to enjoy the vibe of what sounded like a festive gathering. A Merry Christmas-and many more to you!
By: Tom Cochrun on December 21, 2015
I remember this one but it's just as good this year.
By: Catalyst on December 21, 2015
Still an excellent story, and the old bat probably loved to scare children!
By: messymimi on December 21, 2015
That's a hilarious story. What a wicked little wench. It was also a good way to keep you for swiping more M&Ms. Thanks for the laugh. Thank you also for the condolences. Merry Christmas.
By: Robyn Engel on December 21, 2015
Did you stay away from her those other 23 Christmases? Or did the call of the M&Ms outweigh the fear of the "dying" Mrs. Gonsalves?
By: Val on December 21, 2015
That's just mean. What's wrong with people? Sometimes I'm really glad I'm a hermit and rarely go out.
By: Lexa Cain on December 22, 2015
I think I would have run away crying myself after that! She probably thought she was pulling a good one on you.
By: Terri on December 22, 2015
That would have spooked me, too!
By: Pixel Peeper on December 22, 2015
What a great story. A lot of times I could tell if a grownup was pulling my let, but I bet Mrs. Gonsalves could have gotten one over on me too. R
By: Rick Watson on December 22, 2015
What a great story! Now I'd like to know how your relationship with her was for those 23 following years :) And you are a lefty? And clearly already deep into art at an early age.
By: jenny_o on December 23, 2015
Lovely story... How old was she when she finally died.
By: Jeff on December 25, 2015
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