"...IF YOU FOLLOW YOUR BLISS, DOORS WILL OPEN FOR YOU THAT WOULDN'T HAVE OPENED FOR ANYONE ELSE." - Joseph Campbell

"SOMETIMES ON THE WAY TO YOUR DREAM, YOU GET LOST AND FIND A BETTER ONE." - Unknown (as seen on River's blog, "Drifting Through Life")

"IT IS POSSIBLE AT ANY AGE TO DISCOVER A LIFELONG DESIRE YOU NEVER KNEW YOU HAD." - Robert Brault


"IT'S NEVER TOO LATE TO BE WHO YOU MIGHT HAVE BEEN." - George Eliot

"WE DID NOT CHANGE AS WE GREW OLDER. WE JUST BECAME MORE CLEARLY OURSELVES." - Lynn Hall

"GO CONFIDENTLY IN THE DIRECTION OF YOUR DREAMS! LIVE THE LIFE YOU HAVE IMAGED." - Henry David Thoreau



Sunday, December 11, 2011

* Nostalgic Sundays *

It's Time for Another Nostalic Sunday

 

 
As I wrote on Friday's post, time is flying by....and here we are at Nostaligic Sunday again, where I'm highlighting my Christmases past.

I think I've mentioned before about not having many items from my childhood. I guess my Mother just wasn't a "saver" and also the fact that we moved a few times. Things were either discarded or lost. And so, I only have a very few Christmas tree ornaments from my childhood. As you can imagine, I've protected them dearly!

Here are two of those precious ornaments.
They are wafer thin bells and made of glass.
Notice the green thread? That's how the one on the left
 was hung on the tree for many years.


Here's a view of the inside. There never was a bell clapper.
If there had been, the delicate antique surely would have broken.

 

Here's another one from the same era. It's green and
has the ever popular "Snow in a Can" sprayed on it.
I can absolutely swear that the "snow" has been on
this ornament for years and years.
On the top, silver "lid" it says:
Shiny Brite. Made in USA (awesome!)



I was three years old this Christmas: 1956.
(my birthday is in January, so I was almost four.)
That's me, showing my Dad my new Tiny Tears doll.
Wow, was I ever excited!
That's my brother's new rocking horse in the background.
The above ornaments would have been hanging
on our tree that year, too.


And of course, Christmas wasn't Christmas at our house,
without Bing Crosby's White Christmas album!
I still have that old, heavy, scratchy album, plus a newer one,
from when they came out with a lighter weight, non-breakable material.  
This photo is of my CD version.
Christmas just isn't the same without old Bing!

♫♪ Jingle Bells, Ja Ja Ja Jingle Bells! ♫♪


Welcome to my newest follower, Stephen Tremp. I hope you'll stop by often and always enjoy what you read and see! Thank you!

 

"One of the most glorious messes in the world is the mess created in the living room on Christmas day. Don't clean it up too quickly." -- Andy Rooney