Monday, December 24, 2018

Christmas

Happy Holidays to you all....I know I've told this story before but it's one of my favorite childhood stories and I love walking down memory lane. My mom was a collector of pretty things, especially figurines (remember when they were so popular), plates and ceramics. She fell in love with these plates but apparently they were too expensive. I was totally on a mission to buy her these for Christmas; as a small child, I had no idea about prices.....
 I eyed them for weeks, saved my allowance which I think was 25 cents a week at the time and finally convinced my dad to take me to the store...to my mom, we said...only going out for ice cream. I stood in line with the biggest plate...that was to be from ME....and when it came my turn, I carefully counted out $1.00...mostly in pennies...
 My dad who was standing behind me, winked at the girl and quietly slipped her the rest of the money.
 You can't imagine how thrilled I was on Christmas morning when I surprised my mom with this big plate...What makes this story so endearing is that it was MANY....many years before I learned the truth...like a grown woman with a home and these plates hanging on the wall. I laughed so hard at my innocence.
You know when they say..."If your house was on fire and you had to grab one thing and get out..." it would be these plates...too many memories attached to them.
 On another note, we love to decorate and also have always loved the Nutcracker Suite which we've seen numerous times....My husband being a woodworker made wooden cutouts years ago...when the kids were small. They've survived the outside elements and we put them outside every year.

I'm wishing you a wonderful holiday season and a healthy, happy New Year - hopefully one that's filled with peace.......Hug the people you love and maybe even some you don't so much and have a Merry Christmas!

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