April and the Christmas mouse

The only mouse my April will ever catch!  This mouse sings a Christmas tune in a squeaky cutesy voice when you press his paw. He belonged to my late mom. He was her fave Christmas decoration.  When little kids would visit her during the holidays, she’d give them an apple, an orange, a little doll or plastic toy, a one dollar bill from her little brown leather change purse … and then she’d place soldier mouse on her lap and tell the little kid to squeeze his paw. Soldier mouse would sing. The little kid’s face would light up. My mom’s face would light up. Since Ma died, I never press his paw. … I don’t even remember the Christmas song he used to sing.   –  R. Tirella CAM01155