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.