Toys in Every Store
Memory: Many many years ago Christmas Carolers would come down the street and all be holding song books. They would ring your door and sing you a Christmas Song. If you wished you could put on your coat and go with them to sing along. I haven't seen carolers since I was way little.
Tradition: We spent every year at the cottage for Christmas. Mother would take care to hide and disguise presents, stockings and special things. We would ride the 30 minutes out of town. Arrive at this frozen stone cottage and turn on electric blankets to start warming the beds. Mom would have to carry all the food, clothes and toys that she packed and put into the truck and then into the house while my brother and I were told to stay still and read books in sleeping bags to stay warm. Dad would light the wood stove, then go and prime the water pump and repair any leaky pipes. I'll never forget the year he forgot to drain the water system one weekend we were there and he had about 40 pin wholes in the old copper pipes. He worked at that all weekend to be sure mother had water so she wouldn't pack up and go home.
Just because: Each and every year I have to watch Chevy Chase's movie of Christmas Vacation. There is some memory of untangling all the lights and checking them twice that my brother and I shared in at that time of year and the crazy things he does that reminds me to have a good time even through the bad. Well the kids insist I bring the movie to their house and sit and watch it with them even though they have seen it half as many times as we have. I have seen it twice this year both with Matthew and Victoria and Jennifer asked me to watch it with her when I go down. I think they just get a kick out of me watching this movie or it brings back a memory for them as well. If you haven't seen it I could loan you a copy I have several.
Song: Its beginning to look a lot like Christmas
My son the chef told me he would come make the dough for my meat pies, I think he forgot and I'm going to have to tackle that job all by myself this year. Oh well I hope they turn out because I'm sure Christmas Eve I'll hear about it if they don't.
Oh I should make some shortbread also, yum I love shortbread.
And Victoria gave me her carcass from a large chicken they had for supper two nights ago and asked me to make her chicken and dumplings, she is going to be happy, happy, happy.
Today I'm joining Tea Cup Tuesday... even though my tea cups aren't shown here I was having a cup while posting to the following:
Martha's Tea Cup Tuesday Martha's Favorites
Terri's Tea Cup Tuesday Artful Affirmations
Sandi's Tea Cup Tuesday Rose Chintz Cottage
Wishing you a glorious day and a Merry Christmas,