ANGELA ; lovely memories; thanx for sharing.
Response to CHRISTMAS PAST:
At this time of year when there is generally a feeling of good will towards men and we are all busy with preparations, I usually wind up remembering my childhood and how we celebrated our Christmas. Our parents never had much money, Mom was the manager of the cash and Dad was the breadwinner. My mother would sew after we were in bed and I remember the Christmas my sister and I received new clothing for our dolls. My sister got a green wool coat and hat for her doll and I got a red wool coat and hat. We always received a new outfit for wearing to our grandparents home on Christmas Day. After opening the presents and eating a wonderful holiday breakfast and going to church, we got into the car and drove into the city to spend the day with grandparents, aunt, uncles and cousins. Our first stop was at Dad's parents house where there was always a pot of Grandma's special chicken soup and the special cakes that she made for Christmas. Lots of kissing and greeting of relatives. Then on to Nana's and the family feasting and more presents. My sister was the oldest grandchild and she got to sit at the adult table. My cousin, Joseph, and I ate on the piano bench in the doorway since I was the second oldest and then Joe. We did a lot of laughing and had a great time. When more cousins arrived, my sister remained at the adult table and the rest of us sat at the children's table enjoying the special day. We even sang Christmas Carols and Uncle Jim gave each of us twenty-five cents each for the effort. Then the ride home and falling asleep in the car with happy memories, snuggled with my doll in her new red coat and hat. What memories can you share?
Posted by Angela F