Wednesday, December 20, 2017

(Holiday) Question Of The Day


How much time do you have? Because I've got plenty with the cool people in my life. But since we do have lives to lead, one memory that sticks out is Christmas day 1997 when my brother dressed up as Santa Claus.


At the time, one of my daughters was six months old and the other one was 5 1/2. Of course we were all wondering whether or not the older one would figure out that it was her uncle behind the suit. She didn't! She truly believed that it was Santa. It was such a fun day.

My girls have always had - and continue to have - a wonderful relationship with my brother. I couldn't have asked for a better uncle for them.

How about you?

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  1. Sweet photo. My relatives are generally the type that take part in the whole "War on Christmas" and I don't get a card from my uncle because his wife sends them out and doesn't approve of me...

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    1. That is awful! I'm so sorry to hear this :( That is very unkind.

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  2. Walking to the living room and noticing bikes that my brothers did not notice as they had gotten up before I did.

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  3. This time of year I like to remember when I was a kid and my grandma would come over for Christmas dinner in our little kitchen.

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    1. Sounds lovely! I envy anyone who knew their grandparents. I only saw mine once. They lived too far away.

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  4. That is indeed a special memory. I remember the smell of fresh leaves when we had real Christmas trees as a child, and loved the tinsel.

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  5. what a darling little girl - and of course the baby. you gave me an idea - i may do a post of my favorite christmas photos.

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  6. Martha, you daughter is the spitting image of you in that photo! That's very sweet! :) I think that my favourite memory of Christmas was the first one I spent in my very own condo on the tip top of the mountain in Morin Heights. It was 2001, I had my two pugs with me, I was all alone, I had the wood stove burning, it was snowing, there were deer in the backyard and I had hot chocolate brewing! I put on Christmas music, turned off all phones and really enjoyed my morning sitting on my couch with the pugs on either side of me, all cuddled up under blankets!

    That was pre-Alex of course! :) Now for me, every Christmas morning is a special memory with Alex and all of our fur family. :) It's really nice to share Christmas with someone I love dearly! :)

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    1. That time in your condo sounds magical, Rain! What a lovely setting. I know how much you adored and loved your pugs. You have wonderful memories with them.

      And now in the present, you have so much love and joy in your life. Every day is Christmas! Very happy for you :)

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  7. That's a sweet story about your brother.

    Love,
    Janie

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  8. That's such a cute story and photo. I don't remember any good memories of Christmas from my own childhood but I have some wonderful memories of my children coming down in the morning and seeing what's been left in their sacks from Father Christmas.

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    1. That is great that you have good memories with your own kids! Stories you can share with them.

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  9. My brother and I used to do practice runs of getting from bed to the tree Christmas morning. Whoever woke first would wake the other, then we'd sprint down the hall, bound down the stairs, round the corner using the sofa as a short cut and to the tree. And we'd practice the sprint in the lead-up to the big day to see how fast we could get!

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  10. Wonderful memory.

    When I was 16, I went to midnight Mass with my boyfriend (who is still one of my best friends). He walked me into my house after Mass. Santa had already been there, the lights were out but the tree was lit. He kissed me goodnight, but it was one of those really, really special kisses. Will stay with me forever...but I guess you had to be there!

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    1. You did a great job describing it. This gave me goosebumps! LOL

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  11. Every Christmas was pretty special. Big Christmas dinner with a house full of relatives. Grandparents, aunts, uncles and cousins. Easily 30 people each Christmas. I cherish the memories. The gifts forgotten, the love remains.

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    1. So true, Birdie. It's those special memories that stay with us.

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  12. Christmas Day and Christmas dinner with our cousins. they were always a long fun filled day.

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    1. Sounds like you had a lot of good times with family!

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  13. What a wonderful memory, Martha.
    Let me see....a childhood memory for sure. I remember one in particular when I was probably around 10 or so. I had SO wanted to get a toy gun and thought my parents wouldn't be able to afford it. I was wrong! And I remember the surprise I got when I opened up the box! Fun memory !

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    1. I can just imagine your joy. Those childhood memories are always fun, Jim!

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  14. That's a lovely photo, with a special memory too.

    Our family and childhood memories are so precious.
    I'm pleased to say I have many.

    My good wishes to you and yours for the Christmas Season - have a wonderful time.

    All the best Jan

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    1. Thank you, Jan! I wish you and your loved ones the very best this Christmas. Enjoy!

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  15. When my oldest two children were small we lived in a very small town in Southwest Oklahoma. They understood the magic of Christmas. Everyone got involved in celebrating. On Christmas Eve the church would have a worship service and then hand out candy bags to the entire congregation. My kids looked forward to that candy bag almost as much as anything Santa would be bringing the next morning. When I think about Hallmark Christmases, I think about the four Christmases that I spent there.

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    1. Sounds lovely! Those are very special memories for you and your family.

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