Christmas Memory # 17 – More Bits & Pieces

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For the days up until Christmas I’ll be sharing some short memories of Christmases past that I remember.

Just a few more short memories combined today, as I think of them. Then, since time is short coming up on Christmas Day, there will be one longer story, probably on Monday, and then a poem on Christmas Eve.

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Most years on Christmas Eve night, we’d go to my Granny & Grand-dad’s house. There we’d get together with relatives that we didn’t get to see all that often, from Oklahoma, and New Mexico. We’d have a nice home-made supper, and then open gifts. Later all the cousins would play cards at the kitchen table, while the grown-ups talked and played dominoes (42) on card tables in the living room. That was always fun.

Christmas morning, we’d be at home and get up really early to see what Santa had brought, then open our gifts from under the tree. Later, for lunch, we’d go to my Grand-ma & Grand-pa’s house to meet with other relatives, and have more gifts to unwrap, and then eat a big Christmas lunch. (my story on Monday will be about this)

One year right before Christmas a friend of my husband and myself came over with a gift. That was unusual as we never did the gift exchange with him. So, I opened the box. It was an outfit of black stretchy pants & top that has tiny silver threads running through it. It of course didn’t fit. So I gave it back. Now this is the bad part … much later we found out that the gift was from a bunch of presents he’d stolen from under someone’s tree that year.

For a long time one of my favorite traditions was to make cut out Christmas cookies. I have cookie cutters in all kinds of Christmas, and other shapes. The recipe made several dozens of cookies, and it took most all of the day to get them baked, and then decorated. I haven’t done this in quite awhile, though. Some years I did it all by myself, and other years my girls would help with the decorating.

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I think this will be all of these for now, but Monday will be the story I wrote about Grandma’s Christmas Kitchen.

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coloring book page of black & white kitty with red bow – green letters saying Meow-ee Christmas

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Thanks for visiting! Peace ☮️

© 2019 BS

4 responses »

  1. How fun to have happy family memories like that!

    Sad though, about your friend and the stolen gifts. Sounds like he spoiled a lot of people’s Christmas cheer, not just the ones who had their gifts stolen, but the ones who ended up receiving them also. 😦

    • Thanks! I’ve enjoyed remembering our Christmases over the years. It’s funny what we do remember, and I wonder about those times I don’t really remember about.
      Yeah, that always bothered me about the stolen gift after I heard about it. And who’s to know what really happened – he never admitted it to me, but it’s just what I heard he’d done. I do feel sorry for how someone else’s holiday was spoiled, too.

  2. Our routine was a lot like yours! We always had Christmas Eve evening at Grandma’s (the large side of the family with lots of relatives). Then our Christmas morning at home, with the afternoon at Granny’s.

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