Advent Calendar: The Lost Pajamas

(Advent Calendar of Christmas Memories Day 10: Gifts) As I wrote about my doll, Tippy Toes, for the Smile for the Camera Edition #19, I thought I’d bring back my story about Grandma’s pajamas.  Though the pajamas weren’t necessarily my favorite gifts to receive (what five year old dreams of pajamas?), but they do bring […]

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The Year Our Outdoor Decorations Almost Downed Airplanes

(This is day 5 of the Advent Calendar of Christmas Memories: Outdoor Decorations…In Memory of my Dad) When I was growing up in the late 1960s and early 1970s, almost everyone in our neighborhood put up Christmas lights.  Each house had one strand of big colored light bulbs and that was that. We had two […]

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Advent Calendar: Christmas Cards

(This is day 4 in the Advent Calendar of Christmas Memories) I remember sitting down and watching my Mom write out Christmas cards.  They went to family and friends, some we hadn’t seen all year, but they were remembered with a card. I used to wait eagerly each day to see what cards came in […]

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