I asked a few friends and family members
if they would share a Christmas memory
and the following is from my very own
wonderfully fabulous mom!
"Growing up, my Christmas usually consisted of going
to church and maybe being in a play or singing.
Once, when I was in the third grade,
I was in a two person play -
about 7 pages of dialogue - and I ended
up doing it with a bad case of laryngitis.
When in high school , I was suppose to sing a duet
with the preacher's son and I couldn't get there.
The weather was so bad ( snow & ice) that my
Dad wouldn't ( or couldn't) drive in it.
Besides going to church,
Christmas was a casual day.
I'm sure before I started school -
we spent it with Grandma & Grampa Wilson .
The only present that I remember as really special was -
a new long red coat and my doll got one just like it !
I'm sure I was pleased with the other gifts -
I just don't remember what they were.
We always got to open one gift on Christmas Eve
right before bedtime ( sound familiar ?)
We always had a fresh cut tree and would decorate it
with lots of ornaments and icicles ( tinsel).
During the Second World War , the icicles were made of tin.
I had a tricycle , a wagon ,a doll buggy.
Christmas was more fun after getting married and
having you three sweet kiddos .
I believe that every Christmas is special in it's own right,
getting together with family and friends -
celebrating life . But let's not forget -
the Reason for the season ! "
(photo via here)