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Memories of Christmas with MawMaw: Or, Miss Nellie Drops Her Drawers

By Billie Brown
My great grandmother, Nellie Wall Holsey, may well have been the world’s first re-gifter. Way back in the early 1950s, she was infamous within the family and the little community she lived in – Hardwick, Ga., an outpost of Milledgeville – for squirreling away presents and bringing them back out, rewrapped, for another occasion. Birthday mementos disappeared almost immediately, never…
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