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Christmas Memory # 4 – Neighbor Gifts

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Christmas Memory # 4 – Neighbor Gifts 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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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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Thanks for visiting! Peace ☮️

© 2019 BS

Going to Granny’s (pt. 5)

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Going to Granny’s (pt. 5)

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Part one is here

Part two is here

Part three is here

Part four is here

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Another few remembrances of when I’d go stay at my Granny’s house in the summer time, when I was a kid.

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My granny had a big collection of all kinds of small & souvenir pitchers. I guess she just liked them, and we always knew what to get her for birthdays and Christmas…another pitcher. I don’t know what happened to them all, except for a couple that I have. Every time I see them I think of her.

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I liked washing dishes at my Granny’s house. Well, I just always have liked to wash dishes where ever I am. Mostly because they have different dishes than we did at home, so it was fun.

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In the living room my grandparents had an old timey cabinet stereo. It had a radio, and a turntable that played 78 rpm records.

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Both my Granny & Grand-dad had birthdays in July, so we’d celebrate both by going over there bringing a pound cake & vanilla ice cream.

I know my Granny always had coffee, too, and she’d pour a little bit into a saucer and blow on it to cool, then drink from the saucer. There is an old saying – ‘saucered and blowed’. That’s what she did.

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We always went to Granny’s house for Christmas Eve with my dad’s side of the family. Usually relatives from Oklahoma and New Mexico came in, too. There was good food, presents, and fun. The grown-ups would get out the dominoes for games of 42, while my cousins and I would play card games at the kitchen table.

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And … I keep remembering more things, so one more tomorrow! 🙂

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Thanks for visiting! Peace ☮️

© 2019 BS