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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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© 2019 BS

Christmas Memory # 4 – Neighbor Gifts

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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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We’ve lived in this house and neighborhood for about 25 years now, and it’s a good place. The neighbors are nice and friendly, and everyone watches out for the others, and helps out when needed.

For a long time it was the same, but then some moved away, and some passed away, but there sure was some good memories from Christmas time.

Everyone would make treats to give to everybody else, and deliver them in the days right before the holiday. There was nothing real elaborate – just a batch of home made cookies or candy, a cheese ball and crackers, cheese dip and chips – things like that.

Most times I sent over decorated cut out cookies with a Christmas theme, and one time a decorated bundt cake. Once I embroidered dish towels to add with the cookies, or added an ornament for their tree. Another neighbor gave us a basket with Christmas mugs and hot chocolate mix.

It was nice to walk down the sidewalk, looking at the lights, and delivering our little presents. It really put everyone in the Christmas spirit.

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© 2019 BS

Color Your World – Burnt Sienna

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Color your World: Burnt Sienna

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Thanks, Jennifer, for bringing back Color Your World!

To join in, just click the above link for details!

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This color is a little bit confusing. The crayon shows a more brown color, while the color tab shows it more reddish/orange brown. I showed a little of both in the photos.

Photos are:

  • Burnt Sienna Crayola Crayon
  • My art – words burnt sienna in black surrounded by crayon marks
  • Burnt Sienna color fact – hue family is brown
  • Dinosaur bones (Triceratops?)
  • Jar of cinnamon cookies
  • Wall decorations (sign says Relax on burnt sienna wall, and a driftwood branch)
  • Squirrel salt & pepper shakers

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© 2019 BS

Color Your World – Almond

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Color Your World – Almond

Color your World: Almond

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Here we go with the first of many colors to come! Thanks, Jennifer, for bringing back Color Your World!

To join in, just click the above link for details!

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Photos include:

  • The word almond that I drew and colored in
  • Almond hue family showing color
  • Crayola crayon – Almond
  • Almond colored cookies
  • Cartons of almond milk – blue/white/orange
  • Can of almond nuts – Red/blue/almond colored can
  • Blue/purple/& clear package of sliced almonds

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© 2019 BS

 

Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge – Letter O

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Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge – Letter O

Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: Letter O – Needs to have the letter O anywhere in the word

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Today we have a variety of things that have the letter O somewhere in the word.

  • Coloring Books
  • Cookies
  • Coors light with moth in bottom right corner
  • 4 OOPS photos (I have no idea what or why!)

 

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© 2017 BS

MONTHLY SHAPE ADVENTURE – TEARDROP

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MONTHLY SHAPE ADVENTURE – TEARDROP

Join The Teardrop #ShapeAdventure

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This month we were to find things shaped like a teardrop. It wasn’t as easy as I thought it would be, so these are somewhat all over the place.

First is an original art piece I made quite a while ago. Next, I tried making these chocolate chip cookies into a teardrop shape. They look weird, but tasted good! 🙂

I like the next one…it was a reflection of something on the pavement in a parking lot. The next one is a bug. I don’t know what kind, but it was on our porch step. It’s kind of teardrop shaped, isn’t it? Last is some tulips, which I think are the right shape.

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© 2017 BS

COLOR YOUR WORLD 2017 – BROWN

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Color Your World – Brown

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Today’s color to match is ‘brown’. Brown has been in the Crayola boxes since 1903.

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Cookies

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Grocery store check out counter

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Toy gopher (from movie “Caddyshack”)

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Cat toy (baby drumstick)

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© 2017 BS