This is a picture of my Dad, Mom and my older brothers Bill (in Mom's lap) and Curtis (in Dad's lap). The reason I'm not in the picture is because I was just a twinkle in my parents eyes. I love this picture. It brings back so many memories of Christmases during a simpler time. I remember going to pick out the tree a few days before Christmas (so it wouldn't dry out). Who doesn't love the smell of a fresh tree? We had a big picture window in our living room and Mom would use the artificial snow to make designs on the window.
Our gifts were simple - a doll for me and maybe a woodburning kit for the boys. Things that you would use your imagination with. Then of course there was Christmas dinner. Along with the regular fare we would have home-made cakes - German Chocolate and Red Velvet. My Mom made a fruit salad that was to die for. How I wish I had my parents with me to celebrate another family Christmas, but since I don't I'll settle for the wonderful childhood memories that I have! I hope you have some nice memories and will make more this year!
Oh I just thought of a funny story. Those two brothers of mine put me up to going in Sears and asking Santa for a Corvette with all the trimmings (they told me what to say). They thought that was sooo funny and the Santa knew Dad and told him what I did. I don't think I got in trouble, but I never did it again. LOL
Remember this candy?
Did you have a book like this?
What about these lights?