Friday, November 28, 2014


Lately I've been missing the old days of yesterday, especially at Christmas time
I thought I would just share some of my memories with you.
I remember going to Grandma's at Christmas time was a pure joy for all us kids, and getting there, the house would be warm, Uncle Casey's voice would be singing from the cd player, and the adults would be gathered around the kitchen, mashing potatoes, and seasoning the gravy.
When it would come time to open gifts, we would all gather in the family room, while Grandpa read aloud the Christmas Story to us wide-eyed youngsters.
The gifts never really mattered. We were always happy with whatever we were given, because they were from Grandpa and Grandma. The pure happiness of being together was clear to us even then, at such a young age.
At home, John Denver would play from our stereo, while we jumped along the couches in our Sunday dresses.
The holidays were always filled with music when I was growing up. Either we sang, or a tape or cd would sound about the house. There was always music. Always.
Grandma loved singing, and guess that's where most of the grandkids get it.
I really miss her this Christmas.
Merry Christmas!


  1. What a blessing to have such good memories! I too, am so blessed with wonderful childhood memories.... When I grew up we also always had music going, woodstove burning keeping the house warm and cozy, Grandma always in the kitchen baking....aww such wonderful memories! It is good to remember and to be thankful what we have and had :) Grandma loved Christmas, so I always get extra lonesome for her during the Christmas season....I miss her:( BUT I do try focus on how blessed I was to have had her! Let's continue making awesome memories!! :) In honor of Grandma! :)

  2. Yes, we miss those who have gone on to Heaven before us! And, yes, let's keep thanking God for all we have today & make new awesome memories together!

  3. A lovely post. Reminded me of good times of the past :) but, I know we will have good times in the future! Can't wait to see you again!