Tuesday, December 23, 2014

Christmas at Our House

 Lyrics from my favorite Christmas song: "Christmas At Our House" by Barbara Mandrell:

 
Christmas at our house . . .
 
 Newington, Connecticut, 1950's
 
Warm memories

Andrea, Cheryl & Nancy; Christmas 1953

Bright colored presents
And Christmas trees

 
Marshmallow meadows
 
Applegate, Thanksgiving 2014
 
Candy popcorn balls
 
Photo courtesy of Taste of Home.com
I knew that Santa wore overalls
 
 
Mama's baking in the kitchen
Daddy's chopping firewood
 
 
Raisin cookies I was snitching
Christmas was good.
 
Reaching out to help a neighbor
That's the way it always was
 
 
We knew Jesus as our Savior
Christmas at our house still does.
 
 
Christmas at our house
Some things have changed
 
Faces and numbers have rearranged
Kristen & Grampa (1923 - 2005)
 
Mom (1921 - 2014) and the "Stunning Smith Sisters", 2008
 
Hank, Cheryl & Nancy (1952 - 2010) , Wells, Maine 1987
 
Giggles from children stay in a place
 
Andrea, Cheryl holding Nancy; Christmas 1952, Newington, CT
 
Rob, Aunt Joanne, & Kristen, Christmas 1978, Essex Junction, Vermont
 
Rob, Katie, Kelly, Kristen, Kevin & Kit; Christmas 1990, Andover, Mass.
 
I see old Santa has gained some weight.
 
 
Mama's baking in the kitchen
 
Nancy, Christmas 2006
 
Daddy's chopping firewood
 
Kristen & "Mommy" (me)
 
Raisin cookies I was snitching
Christmas was good.
 
 
Reaching out to help a neighbor
That's the way it always was
 
 
 
We knew Jesus as our Savior
 
 
Christmas at our house still does.

22 Applegate Lane

Christmas at our house is love.
   
Anna & Aunt Nancy
 
From our house to yours...
 Merry Christmas!
 
 
 

4 comments:

  1. What beautiful memories of Christmases past and those you love. I wish you a blessed Christmas Cheryl. Looks like rain for us this year although we still have snow on the ground. Pam

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  2. Beautiful photos and memories. Merry Christmas from Montreal, Canada. :)

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  3. What a good idea. Very nice. Hope you had a Merry Christmas!

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  4. Cheryl, Happy New Year to you and your wonderful family. Gosh, Family is so important.
    I always wanted a sister. My only brother died 2 years. Now all that's left is my Daughter
    a nephew and 2 cousins. We should all cherrish our memories.
    Please God don't let me lose mine. May 2015 be wonderful for you all. yvonne

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