As I’m listening to Christmas music this morning, I’m feeling very nostalgic for my childhood Christmases. It doesn’t happen often (my long term memory seems to have gone the way of my short term memory) but here are some of the things I’m thinking fondly of today:

ours seemed much larger than this, but that’s probably because I was somewhat smaller than I am now – not much but somewhat


although even this is more of an upgrade than we had…ours was straight cellophane panels over a 4 part wheel

(my sister got one of these for Christmas)

(my Chatty Cathy was blond – there’s nothing like a doll telling you
she loves you to fill your heart with true joy)

I remember Ma Tante’s little plastic Christmas village (we kids thought it was the HIGHLIGHT of Christmas decorations) and going to her house after midnight mass (grew up Catholic) and eating meatpies (couldn’t eat meat on Christmas Eve until after midnight). I remember going home and opening 1 present before we went to bed. Then I remember this:


We were not allowed to wake my parents up until the test pattern was no longer on the TV.

What are your favorite nostalgic memories from your childhood?

Blogs I might be linking to:
Menu Planning Monday, On The Menu Monday, Erin Branscoms, Marital Oneness, The Better Mom, Multitudes on Monday, Hear it On Sunday, Sharing His Bounty, What Joy Is Mine, Playdates at the Well, Back to School Monday, Domestically Divine Tuesdays, Time Warp Wife, Funky Planet Frequent Flier Club, Encourage One Another, Living Well Wednesdays, Legacy Leaver Thursday, What’s Up Wednesday, Thought Provoking Thursday, Hearts 4 Home, Thankful Thursday, First Day of My Life , Thankful Thursdays, Thankful, Thankful Thursday Brown-eyed Bell(e), Big Family Fridays, Faith Filled Fridays, Feasting In Fellowship Friday, Homemaking Link-up Week-end, A Little R&R

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