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I like Olives. Not just any olives mind you, but black olives. I started this small obsession with olives when I was a child, and my very Italian grandmother would put olives in the salad, or in a dish on the side, and of course she would give some to me!
Well as I grew up it was not a secret to my family how much I loved olives. My mom wouldn’t really buy them at the store when we went grocery shopping, because she said it was too expensive, and I would probably eat them all before anyone else got any! The only time I ever got any was when we went to my Italian grandmother’s place and she would give me enough to make me happy.
Well, I don’t know if my mom felt bad at not buying them for me sometimes, or she ran out of things to put in my Christmas stocking, but I can remember over years, my stocking feeling heavier than the others!
Upon taking everything out, I would start finding every Christmas that my mother had put a wonderful can of black olives in my stocking! As soon as saw the can I would drop everything else, run to the can opener, open my can of olives, and promptly eat them all!
Well whenever we had family over during Christmas, or when we went to other’s houses for Christmas you can imagine how funny they thought it was that I was getting a can of black olives in my stocking!
My mother still sometimes gives me black olives in my stocking, and I still love them just as much, but I will never forget the funny look on everyone’s faces when I pulled that can of olives out every year, and ran to open them!
This post is for the Wives of Faith Blog Carnival! Dec. 17 – My Funniest Christmas Memory.