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Christmas Memories with Mom and Dad

Updated on November 29, 2012

Merry Christmas to all!

Beautiful tree at Sarah's home!
Beautiful tree at Sarah's home! | Source

Long ago Christmas


Christmas time brings memories of a time long ago..........

stories of special Christmas's , I think you should know

Days when snow was on the ground and the ponds were hard with ice

skaters swayed and spun around falling once or twice



Mama was waiting in our toasty warm kitchen

making cookies shaped like Santa’s of old

heating chocolate milk to drink

when we ran home, shivering cold



We popped some corn on the old wood stove

to decorate the tree,

then Daddy would sit the Star on top

for everyone to see



I remember there was always a crate full of oranges

and a big box of red apples, too

white and red candy canes on the tree

and round balls of red, green and blue.



There wasn't much money for presents some years

but we always managed to find

a hand made doll or mittens made by Mama

or a very special gift of some kind.



We would wake up early on Christmas Morning

and Mama would start to bake

banana cream pies and coconut and apple

and her "special mincemeat chocolate cake".



We helped when we could ... with the peeling and chopping

sang Christmas carols and laughed the whole day

then when dinner was over and the dishes were done

we would sit down ..with our new toys.. to play



As we grew older with kids of our own

Christmas eve was our favorite day

we would gather at Mamas, though she had a new name

"Granny" is what the grandchildren say



Daddy became Grandpa, he was our own gentle giant

he was tall with dark curly hair

he wasn't very old when the Lord took him to heaven

his heart hurt and he needed God's care



Many things have changed since those long ago days

but each Christmas just keeps getting better

we still sing the carols and bake Mama's special cake

and write Christmas Poems and Newsletters!!!


Christmas Gifts for your loved ones

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      Betty (Alawine) Overstreet 4 years ago from Vacaville, Ca.

      Thanks, so glad you enjoyed it.

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      LaDena Campbell 4 years ago from Somewhere Over The Rainbow - Near Oz...

      Love this! So many good memories!