Friday, December 23, 2011

* Nostalgic Sundays *

Since Nostalgic Sunday falls on Christmas Day,
 I'm posting this early, on Friday afternoon, the 23rd.


It's time again for Christmases Past!

I may have enough old photos to post one more on
New Year's Eve or New Year's Day.
(to be determined!)



My mother hasn't been in any of the other Christmas pictures. I guess she must have taken most of them. But I know, too, she didn't like getting her picture taken. She wasn't happy with the way she looked. (Hmmm, imagine that? A woman past 40 who doesn't like photos of herself??)
 
 
 
This was taken in 1964. From left to right: My brother, Mike. My mother, my sister Marian, her husband and their two little girls, and then me....wearing one of many-more-to-follow-pointy glasses. (How do you like my white knee-socks with my jumper?!) Other sister, Jo Ann, must have taken this one.

This was a house we rented for approximately seven years. (my age was from about 10 to 17 years old.) Whenever my dreams include a house, this is the one that's in 99% of them.....still....after all these years. Do you dream about certain houses? Friends' houses? Other family members' houses? 
 
 
 
Can you tell what those red things are, hanging on both sides of the wall mirror? They are Christmas card holders that look like stockings. My mother saw a pattern for them in a magazine when we lived in Lincoln, Nebraska. Sewing was involved and she could actually sew. (Not me. She tried and Jo Ann tried and Marian tried to teach me...That story will have to wait for a different blog post.) The "stockings" were made of felt, with pockets on them, to hold the cards. There's also gold, zig-zag ribbon along the sides. I remember so well, watching her make them on her Singer sewing machine. They also had little sequins all over them, and I was allowed to sew some of them because that was done by hand. I would've been 8 or 9 years old then.
Fast forward many years, and voile' here is a similar one I made. It's actually the second one I made within a few years. Our Christmas things were/are stored in the basement, and the first one became wet and ruined when we had water damage. Youngest son, Mark, helped me with both of them. (The more I think about it, I wonder if I made one of these when Scott was little....)They were done the Miss Becky Homecky Way -- with super glue and glitter glue!


 
I wish you all a very beautiful and blissful Christmas!

"Christmas - that magic blanket that wraps itself about us, that something so intangible that it is like a fragrance. It may weave a spell of nostalgia. Christmas may be a day of feasting, or of prayer, but always it will be a day of remembrance--a day in which we think of everything we have ever loved." - Augusta E. Rundel

19 comments:

  1. Aw, thanks for sharing!

    Merry Christmas!

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  2. Great card holder regardless of what is holding it together.....Merry Christmas to you and yours.

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  3. Have a very, merry Christmas! Here's to making more memories. :)

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  4. What a lovely family! And the days look familiar...the shoes, the hair, the hemlines. Are you glad you have these memories...we can take a lot if we have a memory to lean on! Merry Christmas, Becky!

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  5. I just may start calling you Becky Homecky!

    Merry Christmas!

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  6. I love old pictures!

    Merry Christmas!

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  7. Becky it's nice to see some of your memories - Merry Christmas. sandie

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  8. I think your white knee socks are the perfect accessory for your jumper. I never saw a card stocking before. That's clever.

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  9. Are those Hush Puppies your brother's wearing? Why is it he and I seemed to have dressed alike back then? (Remember me mentioning how "familiar" his apparel was to me, a few blog photos ago?) I think I'm getting a complex... *snaps out of it* WAIT. Did Mike ever wear dresses???

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    Here's hoping Sunday may be the merriest Christmas Day you and yours ever had, with even merrier ones to follow!

    Best holiday wishes, SparkleFarkle~~~~~*

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  10. Cute photo - I just love old photos! Merry Christmas Becky Homecky!

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  11. I love the old family photo. Knee socks and pointy glasses were a part of my childhood as well. haha!

    Merry Christmas to you and yours, Becky! :D

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  12. Hi Becky. I do love your Nostalgic Sundays posts and this one was a lovely one for Christmas. I'm still getting lots of enjoyment looking at my lovely Christmas card! Happy Christmas my friend.

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  13. Happy Christmas Miss Becky!!! Hugs and smiles!
    xxoo

    Julia

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  14. Merry Christmas sweet Becky! It sure is fun to share memories! I've really enjoyed your post! Warm holiday hugs, Diane ♥♥♥

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  15. Hi Becky....It's nice to remember times past, isn't it? Take care, Becky, and I hope your Christmas is fabulous. Susan

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  16. I hope you had a wonderful Christmas. When I dream of houses it's the house we lived in from 1957 to 1970. We moved there when I was seven and it's the house of my memories.

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  17. Hope you had a lovely Christmas with your family, Becky! x

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  18. I realized a few years ago that I was never in any of our family pictures, or rarely, so I have made a point of getting in more of them. I don't like the way I photograph either, but I figure my kids will want some photos of me anyway.

    Glad you did get this one of your mom!

    =)

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