Friday, December 9, 2011

Welcome to another pink Saturday.

  I read a quote by Kate l. Bosher.   She said "Isn't it funny that at Christmas something
 in you gets so lonely for - I don't know what exactly, but it's something
that you don't mind so much not having at other times.  Christmas is a time when you get homesick-even when you're home."   Isn't that so true?



  A few things that remind me of home as a young girl.  My parents always filled our stocking with nuts, oranges and candy. We didn't have the fancy stocking like you can buy today.  Candy canes were always hung on the tree.

                  
I remember my Dad's mother would come and stay with us for a week or so around Christmas. She would bake cookies ...several different kinds and put them in a big roaster pan and set them where it was cold.  She make an overnight cookie with fresh black walnuts or hickory  nuts in them and lots of brown sugar.   I can still remember the smell and taste of them.



    Then there was homemade garlands of popcorn and berries to string on the tree and so many times we pricked our finger with the needle.

           
            The fragile ornaments  we hung on the tree and so often they broke.. do you remember these?


                       
   The joy of going to the mailbox and finding cards from family and friends.. Today we treasure those old cards.  If you remember I posted the ones from my in-laws that were one hundred years old.





  The fresh scent of a Christmas tree being brought into the house and put in a stand . 


      It is these and so many more memories that bring us back to the Christmas' of long ago.
   Before I close I want to share a picture of the great -granddaughters that was one of many snapped for the family  cards.



                          Indeed Christmas truly is for kids and the young at heart.

       There are many more pinks awaiting you. Check out the other Christmas ideas and picures.. It is a fun time to be had. You can get the list from our hostess Ms Beverly at

Warm wishes for a wonderful weekend.


13 comments:

  1. Hi Elaine, The memories are still there...it was all during a time when the USA was such a different place. It so much simpler and nicer. I enjoyed reading of your memories as they remind me of mine.

    I'm visiting for Pink Saturday. I'd love to have you pop in for a visit.

    Hugs,
    Stephanie ♥

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  2. Happy Pink Saturday to you. Love this post!

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  3. So beautiful!


    Hearty Pink, come and see when you get a chance.

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  4. Happy Pink Saturday & Merry Christmas!!

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  5. Hi Elaine,
    I think that memories makes Christmas such a wonderful time. I can remember all of the ones that you have mentioned. I remember that my Father would bring home the live tree on Christmas eve and we would decorate it together.

    hugs
    Sissie

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  6. Christmas is the time for memories to live once again ... alive in our minds, hearts & tales to the wee ones.

    Lovely share.

    Merry Christmas
    TTFN ~
    Marydon

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  7. Lovely post and memories. We were blessed to have those times...which still live in our memories. Love your grand daughters! Darling! Make sure to pass on your memories to them! Happy PS!
    Ruth

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  8. Even in a crowd, you can be lonely. I enjoyed the old ways of Christmas.

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  9. So many memories I can remember so many. Laura

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  10. Love this Christmas post. Reminds me of days gone by
    Janice

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  11. Elaine- What wonderful memories. It reminds me of the old farm home place where I grew up..and the scent of the pine as it flooded the room with its scent. And the smell of a wood stove burning and cinnamon and apples.

    This was a wonderful post. xo Diana

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  12. Happy Holidays! Wonderful memories from your childhood...

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  13. Wonderful memories make the season bright.
    Merry Christmas

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