Monday, December 22, 2008

Memories of Christmas Past

Hi Everyone
I wanted to share a Christmas memory with you today. It was 1965 and I was twelve. My dad had just got transferred from San Diego CA where we had been living since I was five to Norfolk VA. My parents were excited because it would be closer to both of there parents who lived just south of Atlanta GA and we planned on spending a few days there before settling in to the new area.
I have no idea why, but for some reason we stopped in Louisiana to spend Christmas Eve with family friends. I remember feeling a bit frightened and just knew I would be disappointed come Christmas morning, because for some reason I didn't think my parents had packed any gifts for my brother or I. Well, not only was I wrong, but I received a record album that I really wanted. It was my first "grown up" record and I am sure if I went searching in my mom's shed I would still find it.
Don't ask me why I thought of this today, but I did....Funny how sometimes we forget the little things that meant so much. I guess it just goes to show Santa can find us no matter where we are

Wishing you and yours wonderful Christmas memories. I hope Santa is good to everyone and fills your stockings with joy, love and hope for a bright and happy New Year.
This will be my last post until after Christmas, so take care until then

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Blogger Linda said...

I was thinking just the other day how it seemed that my father was always getting transferred right around Christmas time. Not sure if the Air Force meant to do it that way but I can vividly recall at least two such moves. Santa did find us each time, too!

Best wishes to you and yours for the happiest of Christmas celebrations!

December 23, 2008 at 12:52 AM  
Blogger Catch said...

Merry Christmas Patty...wishing you and your family all the best!

December 23, 2008 at 4:26 AM  
Blogger PEA said...

I remember being worried that Santa wouldn't find me if we weren't at home Christmas Eve:-) As you say, isn't it funny the little things that we remember!!

May Peace be your gift at Christmas and your blessing all year through! Merry Christmas to you and yours, dear Patty. xoxo

December 23, 2008 at 1:54 PM  
Blogger Sweet Virginia Breeze said...

Hope you and your family have a very Merry Christmas! May your stocking be stuffed with Christmas dreams come true. It truly is a magical time of year.

December 23, 2008 at 2:01 PM  
Blogger Carrie said...

How cool!

Happy holidays!

December 23, 2008 at 7:25 PM  
Blogger Em said...

what a wonderful memory! I always remember the Christmas's spent at my Great Grandmother's house as a child. All the family together, that house was packed! Grammy always made us little kids a special box. for our gift. It was always the same and always the one we wanted to open first. It would contain a quilt, knitted slippers and $5.00. She worked all year on the quilts and slippers and we adored them. I still have 2 of them.
Merry Christmas!

December 24, 2008 at 9:46 AM  
Blogger hippymummy said...

My littlest girly had the same worry tonight. she is sleeping over at her daddys house tonight (she's 7 now and a BIG girl, daddy would be alone but i have other kids here. Her theory, not mine). She made the decision herself, her half brother and sister will be with their mam this year so he'd be alone. She had packed her bag, gone over the arrangements half a dozen times or more then got her coat on. We were doing a couple of last present drops on the way and as we got nearer to daddys house i could see something was bothering her. Finally she voiced her concerns. What if santa didn't know that she was going to daddys? Would he remember to visit her there?
Thankfully i explained to her that santa WOULD know that she was at daddys. He would also know that i'd invited daddy to lunch here so he'd also know to leave some gifts here too.
How humbling is that? My & year old was prepared to forgo presents on xmas morning so that her daddy wouldn't have to be alone. I think that maybe a number of us adults should take a leaf out of her book. Brightest Blessings to you and yours xXx

December 24, 2008 at 5:37 PM  
Blogger hippymummy said...

That was meant to say 7 year old NOY & year old! Sorry xXX

December 24, 2008 at 5:39 PM  
Blogger Julie said...

This was a wonderful post. It's the little things that mean the most.

December 26, 2008 at 1:05 PM  

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