Come along with me down memory lane
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Hey, Dear friends! Come along with me down memory lane. We share good food, family traditions and enjoy family and friends at Thanksgiving and Christmas. We are so busy with preparations, we seldom remember those who prepared and sacrificed for the holidays when we were a child. What do you remember most from your child hood Holidays?
I remember a Grandmother at Christmas time who insisted on giving two gifts for each person, sharing family time and wonderful old fashion meals. Mince Meat pie, squash pie, none of which were my idea of a pie, but none the less, they got eaten! It was expected of you to be there!! She always gave us girls a small bottle "Ben Hur" perfume from the local "five &dime" Ben Franklin store. She would take Grandpa's last penny to get us kids at least one gift we really wanted, and then a gift of her choice. I remember hearing Grandma & Grandpa talking one year about how they would not be able to afford a Christmas tree. That was something else they insisted on, everyone must have a decorated tree for Christmas! Grandpa did not let us down! He gently trimmed their evergreen bushes, tied the branches oh so carefully, and it turned out to be the prettiest Christmas tree ever!! Really!! You could not tell it was not a real tree. Grandpa was humble and took no credit, but we all knew how much love he put into that special tree. I remember one year I received a hand made doll quilt from Grandma, which I still have today. That was 50 years ago!! Another year I received a wind up Merry -Go- Round. Another treasure that I still have!! As we waited for the adults to finish eating and we pondered over the thoughts of what we might get this year... we played with a wind up woodpecker that climbed the door in Grandma's family room, or we watched the lamps' shades with a train on them, that seemed to travel round and round, with all of it's smoke! There were also lamps with covered wagons that seems to move. If we were tired or a little cold, there was a "bear" blanket to sooth us. Many memories of the "Bear" blanket I will tell about another time, but it was a very special "wrap" of love! There was no shortage of things to see and do at Grandma's, no lack of love and hugs. I hope you have fond memories of your childhood and the special occasion's you were blessed to be a part of. If for some reason, you did not have these memories or experiences, then you will want to stay close to this blog and I will share mine with you. I hope others will also leave their memories here to share.