Last week, I received a private message from a former co-worker who’s now a friend on Facebook.
She wrote: “Do you remember this?” and attached this photo:
Immediately, I remembered making these. They were brown kraft paper with a thin layer of batting inside, stitched around the edges. The eyes were tiny black beads. I made many of them for friends, but didn’t keep one for myself, and hadn’t thought of them iin years.
My former co-worker friend also wrote:
“I have thought about you every year I have put it on my tree.”
I remember I began making these in 1996, but before I could include that date in a message to her, my friend wrote that she thought it was about 19 years ago that I gave it to her.
Now, that’s one well preserved gingerbread man.
~These Days Of Mine~