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Countdown to Christmas – Day # 3 – Tradition


Countdown to Christmas – Day # 3 – Tradition

Tourmaline .’s Countdown to Christmas – Tradition

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A favorite memory was when I was already grown up. Everyone came to my Mom & Dad’s house for Christmas snacks and fun. We all decided it would be fun to sing all the Christmas songs we could think of. So, several days before the get-together I typed up the words to the songs – enough for everyone to have a page. I used carbon paper to get all those copies! We sure enjoyed the singing that year.

Brown toy piano, sheet music, holly leaf, round ornament



Eat some festive snacks

Family traditions are fun

Sing some Christmas songs


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© 2020 BS

Christmas Memory # 12 – Nontraditional Food


Christmas Memory # 12 – Nontraditional FoodClick to view d

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



You know how when we think of what kinds of food you’ll be eating for the holidays, such as Thanksgiving or Christmas, and it’s usually the same things year after year? Most times it’s turkey & dressing/stuffing, or a ham, cranberry sauce, and some vegetable side dishes. Of course there are lovely desserts, too, to be sampled.

Well, we got tired of the same traditional ways of doing the meals. For several years we tried all kinds of things, and everyone in the family enjoyed it a lot.

One year we had a bar-be-que, with grilled out steaks, hamburgers, hot dogs, and chicken. It helps that around here the weather is usually pretty nice and we can be outside.

Another year we decided to just have little finger-foods, hors d’oeuvres, appetizer type foods. That was fun, as every family group of ours brought a few things, all different from everyone else’s.

A really fun and interesting year, we had a family chili cook-off. Each family made their special version of chili, and brought it to my Dad’s house for our Christmas lunch. Everyone got a taste of them all, and all were good.

We also did just sandwiches of all kinds. There was all kinds of breads and spreads, lettuce & tomatoes, pickles and olives, and deviled eggs, and of course many types of lunch meats to choose from in any combinations you’d want.

Sometimes we’d have all Mexican type foods, other times a pot roast, or spaghetti. Then again, sometimes we’d go back to the traditional turkey & all the trimmings.

I can’t find my photos of the meals, if I even remembered to take any, as we were all so busy laughing and talking and eating on those days.

I’ll leave you with a photo of one of the decorations at my Dad’s house one year.

What kinds of meals do y’all have – any certain traditions?


Thanks for visiting! Peace ☮️

© 2019 BS

Notice of Blogging Break


Notice of Blogging Break


I’ll be taking a short break from blogging, but will be back in a few days.

We’re going to be having some much needed family fun days!

I’m posting a couple of days ahead on my fan fiction story, though, because it’s at a critical point, and for those who are enjoying the story, I don’t want to leave you wondering what is happening there.

Regular postings will continue as usual, probably on Wednesday, and I’ll be catching up on what everyone has been posting!

In the meantime, Cricket and I wish y’all a lovely weekend!


Thanks for visiting! Peace ☮️

© 2018 BS






CHRISTMAS COUNTDOWN – DAY # 11 – CHRISTMAS GAMES megans-christmas-countdown



This day’s prompt is about playing Christmas games…I think. Maybe that, and/or types of Christmas games, and/or receiving them.

Seems like someone in our family always received a game or two for a gift at Christmas. Usually they were board games…all types. Of course after all the hoop-la of the big day wound down, we would be ready to relax, have another piece of pie, and break out the new game. There would be the reading of the rules, if you hadn’t played the new one before. That would take a little while. One would read the instructions, while the others would ask more questions, or debate the need for ‘all’ the rules. Finally, it would be ready to play. Some of us were in for the long haul, from start to finish, while others got bored and wandered away to do other things, like play with their new toys.

These days, it’s about the same. I still buy games for gifts to give. We still show the little ones how it goes, and later on, the grown-ups may break out a more complicated game, or pull down an old familiar one that we all like. There will still be rules questions, drinks of our choice, and snacks in bowls on the table. If needed there will be a search for a notepad and pencil to keep a score.

I love playing Christmas games! 🙂

Do y’all like playing games at Christmas?


Here’s just a few of the games in the closet here. Probably they were all Christmas games at one time or another.


Just for fun game…can you find the peppermint candy in the game closet? 🙂 Our cat knocked it in there.   (click the photo to enlarge)



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© 2016 BS