A Christmas Memory ( a poem of nostalgia)

Trip to grandma's house at Christmas...
Trip to grandma's house at Christmas...
Christmas Memories..
Christmas Memories..
a special day...
a special day...
Grandma's house at Christmas...
Grandma's house at Christmas...
kids play at grandma's house...
kids play at grandma's house...
Grandma's tree...
Grandma's tree...
special tribute...
special tribute...
A Christmas fox...
A Christmas fox...
December spirit
December spirit
The day before Christmas...great anticipation...
The day before Christmas...great anticipation...
Great expectations before Christmas...
Great expectations before Christmas...
Before the special day...
Before the special day...
Grandfather always reminded us about the reason for the season...
Grandfather always reminded us about the reason for the season...


Every year, about this very special time,

My thoughts run back, to a Christmas Past,

The times spent there and so long ago,

Those that we wish would forever to last.


Grandmother's house, a wreath on the door,

Tree lit up brightly, blue candles to adore,

Sweet smells of deserts, all wafted about,

While Grandfather, in bed, so loudly to snore,


Grown children, all were there so early,

Their own kids, excited, all raring to go,

As grownups shared recipes, family pride,

Cold winds of the season, outside, to blow.


Outdoors, cousins, each to frolic and laugh,

Enjoying the chance to share and to play,

Climbing a tree, at grandma's nice house,

Helped make the most of our happiest day.


The best of all seasons, is at Christmas.

Each year, this holiday of such fine cheer,

Sharing the warmth with family and friends,

All our loved ones, that we hold so dear.


As the menfolk there shared war stories,

Kids played outside in much glee,

Mothers, aunts, and grandma,all cooked,

Busily worked on the kitchen chores, to be.


The sweet smell of frosted cakes and pies,

Filtered through the season's fine air,

Basted turkey and dressing, with all trimmings,

Aromas, to smell so rich and fair.


At the midday hour all gathered around,

Said the blessing and then a feast began,

As grand dad led us all in the prayer,

Our holiday food, passed with great care.


We ate so much, our stomachs did hurt,

Many, the dessert table had to skirt.

Not us kids, with a grin on each face,

As we piled desserts upon our plates.


Back out doors, then we all were to run,

To spend some time in the mid day sun.

Tables were cleaned up, all orderly again,

As the ladies rested, the gossip to begin.


By late evening and with tree lights turned on,

All gathered once again, to sing holiday songs.

Grand dad played the piano and his guitar,

As we admired the cedar tree's bright star.


Presents were exchanged, when all gifts received,

The spirit of the season, all shared and believed.

As grandfather stood, with his bible in hand,

He said our last prayer, his love to understand,


Christmas was now over, one year had just past,

That most special day we wish, forever to last.

After hugs and kisses, and the fondest farewell,

All departed for homes, with nice stories to tell.


Another Noel, sweet Christmas, yet, to be here,

We'll await in anticipation, this season of cheer.

Those special days in December, so long ago,

Remains in our hearts, in our memories, all aglow.







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Christmas memories in our heart to stay...
Christmas memories in our heart to stay...

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ArtDiva 2 years ago from Yountville, CA

And, a wish to you, a Christmas memory anew, and yet to come.


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Eemily 2 years ago from california

whonunuwho,

yes. there are so many precious memories that remain forever in our hearts! and it seems like Christmas has been your all time fav! very well explained


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Jodah 2 years ago from Queensland Australia

What a wonderful poem of Christmas memories whonu, a true pleasure to read. Have a great Thanksgiving and Christmas.


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whonunuwho 2 years ago from United States Author

Thank you much my friend. whonu


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whonunuwho 2 years ago from United States Author

Tanks to Jodah,Eemily, and ArtDiva for your warm comments. whonu


christinemariezzz 2 years ago

whonunuwho,

Nostalgia: you've done well with bringing back to the senses a lovely time for people.

~christinemarie


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whonunuwho 2 years ago from United States Author

Thank you for your kind words. whonu


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bravewarrior 2 years ago from Central Florida

Whonu, it seems this time of year not only creates memories, but sparks them as well. We too often get stressed over the preparation. Calling on our memories makes the season magical, not only for the reason for the season, but the everlasting memories we can relive year after year.

Thank you for sharing yours.


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MsDora 2 years ago from The Caribbean

Thanks for sharing these happy Christmas memories. That's all some have to thrive on. Have another Happy Christmas!


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whonunuwho 2 years ago from United States Author

Thank you MsDora my friend. Happy Christmas to you and yours.whonu


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whonunuwho 2 years ago from United States Author

Thank you MsDora and bravewarrior. I hope you have a wonderful Christmas. whonu


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Gypsy Rose Lee 2 years ago from Riga, Latvia

Just lovely it put me right in the mood for the holidays.


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whonunuwho 2 years ago from United States Author

Glad to be of service my friend. whonu


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whonunuwho 2 years ago from United States Author

Glad to share my friend. whonu


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whonunuwho 2 years ago from United States Author

Christmas memories we hold securely within our mind and heart,

Such joyful times, each a fine event, and ours, always to be a part.

Blessings at Christmas

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