Friday, December 24, 2010

More Christmas Memories





The top 3 photos are of Christmas 1986. My brother didn't get his first Lego set until that year. We both got an A&S bear. We used to like going to that store. The below photos are from 1979. I'm remembering how for quite a few Christmases we would get certain fragrances as gifts for family members. Dad - Old Spice, Mom - Charlie, Grandma Wrunski - Jean Nate, Grandma Wancea - Windsong. We would go to Christmas Eve mass at St John's - I think it was at 10:00. Afterwards we would look at the animals in the nativity set outside - llamas, sheep and goats. Then Dad would drive us around to look at the lights. There was also those small brown paper bags with sand and candles in them - I forget what the term for them are - at some of the houses. We enjoyed having the Yule Log on TV, watching White Christmas, It's A Wonderful Life, and all the holiday specials, particularly Rudolph, The Little Drummer Boy and A Year Without a Santa Clause (the Heat Miser and Snow Miser were so funny) We were always allowed to open our stocking stuffers before our parents woke up but the other gifts had to wait until afterwards. Christmas was always my favourite holiday. I have so many good memories of it.

4 comments:

Chelly said...

I'm enjoying your collection of Christmas photos. Lovely. Our family photos aren't as extensive. So happy to have come across your blog this year. One of my faves.

Merry Christmas Lara Ann!

LaraAnn said...

Thank you, Chelly. I enjoy sharing my photos esp. the Christmas ones. I hope that you have a very Merry Christmas and a wonderful New Year. I'm looking forward to seeing more of your posts - they make me happy. Childhood memories are the best.

688c1048-8947-11e0-914c-000bcdcb5194 said...

i just found your blog, LaraAnn, and i love it :) i plan to add it to my daily reading. oh, btw, the paper bags with sand and candles are called luminaries ;)

LaraAnn said...

Thank you so much for reading my blog and also for this comment. I appreciate you letting me know the name of the bags with candles too - I can't believe that I forgot that.

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