Monday 23 December 2019

The Three String Guitar In My Mum's Wardrobe.

I hope no little people (Leprechauns too!) are reading this?  Good,  Are you sitting comfortably?  Then I shall begin.

I must have been about ten and I had mithered (a northern word) my parents for my very own acoustic guitar.  So much so that they took me to town to be fitted out with my very own bespoke size guitar.  Then they made me give it back to the shopkeeper and me dad said: "We will think about it" and winked at the shopkeeper.

Every Saturday night my mum and dad would go out for some sherbet dabs.  One Saturday night exceedingly  close to Chrimbo, my brother and my good self decided to have a look for our Christmas presents.  We looked where my mum use to hide everything, her wardrobe!

Sure enough hiding behind one of her coats was the  little guitar I saw in the shop a few weeks earlier. .  So I took it out and started playing and started singing:
"Since my baby left me!"

THE STRINGS SNAPPED!

Well only three of them.  I quickly put it back.

A few weeks or days later.  It was Christmas Eve.  I went to bed early because Father Christmas was on his way.  I heard my mum and dad coming upstairs and they were shouting "shush" at each other.

Then I heard the handle turn  the door into their bedroom.  My dad must have took the guitar out of my Mum's wardrobe and he shouted:

"What the bloody hell!"

I awoke to  find a 3 string guitar at the bottom of my bed.

Rudolph and Santa must have been having a sing song?

Have you any Christmas Eve tales?

20 comments:

  1. I met Christmas Eve one Christmas Eve and it was as if all my Christmases had come at once. Adam wasn't too happy about our liaison... My mother also hid our presents in her wardrobe and I am ashamed to confess that we would also spoil the magic by seeking out the gifts we were to receive on Christmas morning.

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  2. Ha ha. Dear old Christmas Eve sounds a nice lass.

    It seems like a lot of our mothers hid stuff in their wardrobes YP.

    Have you seen Shadowlands when the young lad only finds fur coats and no Narnia in the wardrobe? I have seen it 21 times. Thanks.

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  3. I find it extremely cathartic YP. Plus Herefordshire is one of my favourite counties in England. Debra Winger and Anthony Hopkins performances are incredible. I have never known a film that moves me so much. Maybe Bambi. I am joking about dear old Bambi!

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    1. I have never seen it but on your recommendation I shall seek it out.

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  4. It's about CS Lewis and the American poet Joy Gresham, YP. You will relate to the student who is mad for reading. He says: we read to know we are not alone. I say we blog to know we are not alone. Superb film. Thanks!

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  5. Fortunately for me I didn't break anything when I snooped for presents but somehow my mother always knew and always gave me a smack on the ear. Oh happy days...not!

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  6. Oh dear. Christmas loses its magic when you realise it's your mum and day playing Santa and the reindeer. Thanks for your comment Valerie.

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