Saturday, October 10, 2009

The Head

Every group I have ever heard of that does an annual White Elephant Gift Exchange always has at least one item that keeps circulating. Our Sunday school class was no exception. For a while it was a pair of very large ceramic birds. There was a bit of a debate over whether they were peacocks or fancy pheasants. They mysteriously disappeared. Someone's garage sale perhaps?

Undaunted, our class quickly found a replacement--The Head. It showed up one Christmas unexpectedly and sent its recipient jumping up and tossing the package across the room. The Head was made of white styrofoam and had been used for someone's hairstyling course at the local beauty school. Over the years it returned with various additions: sunglasses, moustache, hats, etc. One year someone even gave it a new hairstyle.

The Head eventually vanished although I don't imagine it happened at a garage sale. Tales of The Head still abound and I'm sure whenever anyone sees a box about that same size in the pile of White Elephant Gifts, there's a niggle of anticipation. Has The Head returned?


Teresa @ Grammy Girlfriend said...

Love your the name of it...I have a great giveaway on both my blogs that will be given away this weekend....and all you have to do is hope you will stop by.

Cathy Messecar said...

Thanks for your kind note, Teresa. With much wonder I toured your A Baby Changes Everything site about Christmas. Oh my. What a fantabulous job you have. Magical to be able to decorate Christmas trees professionally. Will love keeping up with your tree "fashions" this autumn and holiday.

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