Saturday, December 25, 2010

Merry Christmas.....

Yes....this is me. I was so excited to see Santa and he did bring me what I wanted (a doll). Back then our desires were simple....we wouldn't have dared ask for presents that cost three or four hundred dollars. Well, maybe we could have asked but it was a sure thing that we would have never gotten them. LOL

We lived in the country and getting into "town" was not an easy matter for us. Back then there wasn't a Santa's helper in dozens of places either. There was ONE in our little town and we had to drive lots of miles to get there. Mostly we kids sent letters to Santa but this time I got to see him. I think it may have been the only time too in those 'believing' years.

I got up early this morning to put my turkey on. Since I had no room in my refrigerator for a 20 lb. turkey, I put the frozen bird in the roaster pan and put it on the workbench in the garage. That was Tuesday morning and I was shocked when I went to get it this morning and found it still frozen! However, as I'm writing this it smells great in here and I just checked it and its nice and done and very tender....but its been in the oven for a little over 6 hours. At least all the presents are wrapped and ready for the family when they get here. Its also a picture perfect Christmas day....its been snowing since late last night....just a light pretty snow that makes everything look nice and clean.

I wanted to wish you all a wonderful Christmas.....no matter how you celebrate it. I hope you make many warm and happy memories. Above all....stay safe. Thank you for stopping by. (and, of course.....keep smilin'!)

10 comments:

Happyone :-) said...

Merry Christmas to you and your family.

Coffeypot said...

You were cute back then, too. I remember those simpler times and miss them, too.

gayle said...

You are so lucky to have that picture!! I can't remember ever seeing Santa!! Surely I did though!
Hope you had a wonderful Christmas!!

My Aimless Infatuation said...

Oh how I wish those times had never changed. I also remember sitting in Santa's lap,it was at J.L.Hudson's downtown(Detroit). Nothing has ever compared to the magic of Santa Land there. I hope your day was filled with Love. It's almost midnight but I'm still wishing you a Merry Christmas!((hugs)).

Smocha said...

Love the pic. Merry Christmas !

Paxie Panicker said...

Wonderful photo and this may be the real Santa!! Merry Christmas!!

Pearl said...

What a great picture -- and what a lucky little girl! :-)

Hope you had a lovely Christmas and will have a happy new year!

Pearl

dc said...

What an awesome Santa! And you were just a sweety there.

Cheryl said...

I'm a little late in commenting....I love this Christmas picture. It's so classic. You should have it enlarged and framed. Really. What memories you must have of Christmas's past, growing up in the country. What a special day it must have been seeing Santa.

Your last post really got to me. Such mean young girls. So disrespectful. So unfair. They should know better, and so should their parents.

I hope you had a wonderful Christmas!

ethelmaepotter! said...

What a great photo! I love taking out our old family albums at this time of year and looking at all the old black and whites - somehow Christmas always seemed more colorful in black and white.
Happy New Year to you!