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January Squares Day # 31 – Up – All Wrapped Up

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January Squares Day # 31 – Up – All Wrapped Up

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This is a month long challenge, hosted by Becky of “The Life of B”.

This month’s theme is Up – and here is where you find the main details https://beckybofwinchester.com/square-daily-photo-challenge/
The most important rule of this challenge is that your photo Must be Square!

To join in, find out the details, and see other entries, just click the above link. It’s fun! 🙂

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I’ll also be adding a song to go along with the photo in one way or another.

Enjoy!

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This is the last post for the Square Up challenge. I’d say it’s all wrapped up!

It’s been lots of fun, and I thank Becky for hosting! This challenge will be back in April!

Thanks also to everyone who have visited here to have a look, leave a like or a comment. I very much appreciate you all. ❤

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These are some pretty wrapped Christmas presents from last year.

 

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“All Wrapped Up in You”, by Clay Walker

Thanks for visiting! Peace ☮️

© 2021 BS

Christmas Memory # 2 – Chicken Wire Fence

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Christmas Memory # 2 – Chicken Wire Fence Click to view

 

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

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Some of you may have seen this one before, as I posted it in 2016, but it’s still a funny story.

It’s another one about those dogs of ours tearing into the presents under the tree. They even ate a golf ball shaped present of chocolate, along with other things.

We fixed the fence going from the edge of the couch to the entertainment shelves (not shown). At any rate, it worked keeping the dogs out. 🙂

You can click photo to enlarge:

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This photo is of our Christmas tree from many years ago. It’s pretty, isn’t it? Now, look close. See that red ribbon going horizontal in front of the tree? That is the top of a fence…a fence made of chicken wire. Yep, we had to fence in our tree that year. We had some dogs…they liked to get into all the presents under the tree. They chewed up a lot of them. That’s why I made a fence to keep them out. We had the chicken wire on hand, because we used it for around our vegetable garden the past summer, so that was good.

The chicken wire fence wasn’t all bad. I hung some ornaments from it, and it made for some fun conversations. I know we will always remember this Christmas. 🙂

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Thanks for visiting! Peace ☮️

© 2019 BS

 

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CHRISTMAS COUNTDOWN – DAY 5 & 6 – PANTOMIMES & CHRISTMAS PRESENTS

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CHRISTMAS COUNTDOWN – DAY 5 – PANTOMIMES

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https://ourrandomview.wordpress.com/2016/12/05/christmas-countdown-day-5-pantomimes/#more-9803

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The prompt for this day was to be about Pantomimes. We were asked if we attend and enjoy these. Being that I had no idea what they were, I had to look up the meaning. I found out that they are a traditional British theater play, for children, and adults entertainment. The audience is able to participate by singing songs, and making comments to the actors. It sounds like a fun thing to do. Here’s a link to a more detailed description of the Pantomime.

http://www.whychristmas.com/customs/panto.shtml

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https://ourrandomview.wordpress.com/2016/12/06/christmas-countdown-day-6-christmas-presents/

CHRISTMAS COUNTDOWN – DAY 6 – CHRISTMAS PRESENTS

Now, what to say about Christmas presents? We all know what they are…gifts given and received, usually wrapped in pretty papers and bows, and placed under the Christmas tree, to be opened on either Christmas Eve, or Christmas morning.

Some people celebrate Christmas this way, while others do not. In our family, we did. We would open one small gift on Christmas Eve night, then the rest of them on Christmas morning. We also had gifts (that were not wrapped) left under the tree, by Santa Claus.

I used to get all elaborate with the gift box decorating, making my own creations, trying to be clever about it, and being all fancy with the wrapping. Later on, I didn’t do that as much, and just used regular Christmas themed papers, and pre-made bows. Now, it’s a good day, if I get any wrapping done at the last minute.

Some of the department store gift wrapping services, are convenient. I find a lot of the wrappings just too pretty, and I hate to tear it up when opening the gift. My favorite kind of wrapping, which I’ve done quite a lot, is just plain brown craft paper, tied with twine, or jute. You know, like the song from the movie, “The Sound of Music”. 🙂

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© 2016 BS