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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… Continue reading Advent Calendar: The Lost Pajamas

Advent Calendar of Christmas Memories · Traditions

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… Continue reading The Year Our Outdoor Decorations Almost Downed Airplanes

52 Weeks of Abundant Genealogy · Traditions

We celebrate birthdays

[I am working my way backward through Amy Coffin’s 52 weeks of Abundant Genealogy because I wasn’t paying attention at the beginning of the year.  This is my entry for week #26…Family Traditions] Birthdays are important in my family.  When we were growing up, money was tight.  My parents often lived paycheck to paycheck.  But,… Continue reading We celebrate birthdays