|Oh such fun - Reading a True Story !|
|The Green Sweater|
Ann Voskamp wrote about a Christmas of Long ago when her elderly grandmother with the creaking knees, gave matching ugly sweaters to both her and her sister. That story triggered a memory.
It must have been the Christmas of 1947 that I received from my mother, a long sleeved bright green cable knit cardigan sweater.
I was a selfish girl and not happy with what I had been given.
I was in high school, and one cold wintery day during gym I put on my ugly sweater to give me warmth.
Soon I noticed another girl wearing an identical sweater. I sidled up to her and asked if she received her sweater for Christmas, and she replied, “Yes I did.”
I don’t remember commenting that it probably was on sale and couldn’t be returned, but that is what I thought.
The girl seemed happy with her sweater, and so I decided to be happy with mine.