99 word prompt : Christmas memories

December 3, 2020, prompt: In 99 words (no more, no less), write a story that includes family traditions. It can be related to any holiday or situation. How does the tradition impact the story or change the character? Go where the prompt leads!

If you want to participate, here’s the link:  CARROT RANCH


1960 Schwinn Catalog

How long ago it was, living in south Florida on a busy road. Mom painted a nativity scene on the window each year.   

My sister, who was 13, wanted a new bike for Christmas. At 10, so did I. On Christmas day, her shiny new bike glistened under the tree.  My bike had a new paint job, but it was the one my sister no longer wanted!

I threw it on the floor, screaming that I wished I could throw it to Georgia.

Every year after that, my sister and I received a package of white underwear and $50.