Saturday, December 20, 2014
Just Around The Corner.....
I will tell you about my mother's decorations. She would have lights that she had for years...those big ones...look like 50 watt bulbs in them , no kidding. She had a Santa Claus(plastic)about 3 foot tall, a North Pole sign(plastic) I think it went with the Santa, they lit up with a bulb inside. Mommy found a baby Jesus at a yard sale once. She bought it. Well every year, she would put that baby Jesus between the Santa and the North Pole sign. I used to tell my daughters, "Well it is officially Christmas Season, grandma Maddie has the baby Jesus lying between Santa and north pole sign ." Bless her heart. Oh I miss that display so much.
Wishing all of you a beautiful weekend, XO
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Merry Christmas Susie. Ahhhh the wonderful memories that come up this time of year. Enjoy these few days leading up to the big day.ReplyDelete
Thank you Kris. I am almost in shock at how very fast the time has gone...I know it is an on going whine of mine.LOL...but here it is Christmas. My head is spinning. Wonderful Christmas wishes to you and your loved ones. xoxo,SusieReplyDelete
My father would take us on the same trip around town in the car to see all the decorations. We didn't have any at our house except for the tree that we would sometimes have. Time is definitely flying! xo NellieReplyDelete
Nellie, I am always amazed at how similar lots of our lives are. There were many times we never had a tree. I may post my story about our first tree. I may go look at lights again tomorrow evening. Blessings, xoxo,SusieDelete
I am laughing right out loud at the baby Jesus between Santa and the North Pole sign. How funny!!!!!ReplyDelete
Yes- everyone put their tree in the window when we were kids and the room window usually faces the main street or road.
Wonderful Memories, Susie! xo Diana
Diana, you know when ever I poke fun of my mother it truly is with love. That woman had a great sense of humor...well as she aged...I am sure there was little humor while raising all us kids. I do not remember any Christmas decorations till I was in the 4th grade.Hope your weekend is going smoothly. xoxo,SusieReplyDelete
Oh, you just cracked me up, so cute...hahahaa.. My mom placed her tree in the window too back in Astoria-Queens and all the lights, so it was thing back then I guess, lol! You just brought wonderful memories to me and made me smile big.ReplyDelete
Merry Christmas sweetie.
Fabby, I love reading about others' Christmas memories too. Even if it was hard times...we rose above it all. With our Lord's help. Merry Christmas to you Fabby and your loving family. xoxo,SusieDelete
This is the first year in about three that I've actually gotten Christmas cards sent out - with wise men stamps, no less! I'm patting myself on the back because I'm usually so negligent in this department! I too loved it when our family would drive around the town and look at Christmas lights. Once in a great while we'd drive to Minneapolis to visit friends and see the beautiful window displays on Nicollet Avenue. I hope you have a wonderful Christmas, Susie. :-) P.S. I hate those inflatable Christmas lawn ornaments. Shhhhh.ReplyDelete
You did very well getting your stamps and cards and getting them out on time. I bet that was nice to see the big store window in Minneapolis at Christmas time. Wishing you a Very Merry Christams. xoxo,SusieDelete
I didn't do cards this year. I've received a few, but since we moved in June, some don't have our new address. You are right, most use fb now for greetings. I usually write a Christmas letter...but it just didn't happen this year. Perhaps it was the pot of coffee and the new book...sigh****ReplyDelete
Wanda, I have lost some addresses, even though I have had this addresses book for 20 years....I must have shredded them with some papers, as I am always clearing out. I keep my cards from year to year. Make tags out of them, or crafts with the grands. Blessings, xoxo,SusieDelete
Susie..ha..I just post about how late I am on my cards too...ha! We love to drive around and see the lights also. Sounds like your Mom's display was very pretty!ReplyDelete
Blessings and Merry Christmas!
Gert, Don't you hate when you think you have all kinds of time then ZIP it is gone and the holiday is right there. That is how I feel :) Blessings, xoxo, SusieDelete
Love the pictures of the lights Susie!it's nice that we have good memories of Christmas past. I hope you and your family have a wonderful holiday. Merry Christmas.ReplyDelete
Missy, You know some memories can be sad, but we must try to remember the better parts. Blessings to you. xoxo,SusieDelete
Sounds as if you have that display in memory with you still! We went for a drive recently...couldn't find many lights and we have also not received (nor sent) as many Christmas cards as usual. Times are, unfortunately, pretty tough for a lot of us still.ReplyDelete
Vee, I will always remember mom's decorations. When I laugh about it, it is with love. I know as I sit here, I have not sent out enough cards, but it's too late now...Blessings for a glorious Christmas. xoxo,SusieDelete
I loved hearing about your mother's decorations. I remember my mom used to put red balls on her tree, and when we got a bit older, she would have an ornament or two, but I remember those red ornaments so vividly. I think that is so nice that your mom used to take all of you and go look at all the lights displayed in town. It sounds like you had a wonderful childhood, and that is a reflection on your dear mother.
Oh Susie, I am getting less Christmas cards every year too. No one sends them any more. Let us be the last ones to send Christmas cards, ok?
I'm late to the party this week it's been busy in just about every phase.ReplyDelete
My parents did the same with us as far as seeing Christmas display. There's a street a couple of town north of here ($$$) and all the houses on the street would try to outdo each other. It was quite colorful!
As soon as I finish catching up on all the posts I missed I'll finish a blog that I started over a week ago. Part of it involves Christmas lights.
Paul, I thought maybe you had gone back to work full time. LOL... I bet that store was crazy. Yikes, we went to our little grocery and it was nuts today. Blessings, xoxo,SusieDelete