The Best Gift


What’s the best gift you ever received?

The best gift I ever received I received at Christmas when I was about 10 or 11 years old. It was the book called All About Archaeology. I knew nothing about archaeology at the time and my parents bught it just because they thought I might like it and they knew I loved to read. It became with the history of archaeology and followed the development of the science up through the early 1960s. I was enthralled with the story of the ancient civilizations and the scientists who worked to discover their remains and learn about them. I learned about civilizations I had never heard of as well as ancient civilizations such as the Egyptions, the Greeks, and the Romans that I had studied in school. I found the subject fascinating and it became a passion for me. Ever since receiving that book, I have had a love of archaeology and ancient civilizations. I have studied them all my life and have even visited some of the ancient Maya sites in Mexico. I would never had known about these fascinating subject had it not been for this wonderful gift that I received so many years ago. I still have the book. It is one of my treasures. Thank you, Mom and Dad.

About mairedubhtx

I am a "youngish" grandmother of 15 year old twin granddaughter who has recently (is a year "recent"?) adopted Islam as my way of life, much to the consternation of my family. I love to read. I love to write. I am writing a book about my decision to revert, about my spiritual journey. I have another blog about stories from my youth, my parents, and grandparents. It's a blog so my OCD daughter will not be able to throw it out when I die. I suffer from depression and anxiety, for which I am treated, so my posts may be a bit dark at times. C'est la vie.
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1 Response to The Best Gift

  1. The Hook says:

    My wife’s hand in marriage!

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