Category Archives: Christmas

Stuffed Frog for Christmas

We’re nearly there!  One week to go and working on the plans. It’s fun to remember the old get-togethers, and to look forward to the new. This year we’ll have a mixed family—no, not the type you might think of, … Continue reading

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Christmas Buttons for Fun

Take a break from baking and buying and wrapping and decorating and . . . and just take a break for a minute or two to look at some new Christmas buttons—

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Christmas Puzzles . . .

        First we do the old standby– the puzzle that is the shape of a Christmas tree . . .       Now another is finished . . .               … Continue reading

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A Christmas Memoir

This is the street I grew up on.  There was usually snow on it from December to March.  That’s my sister walking up the street.  We lived in upstate New York and winters were cold. Continue to see photos and … Continue reading

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A Christmas Button for You

I have a special button to show you today.  It is an antique Christmas button with a mistletoe pattern!

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Christmas Shopping on Cyber Monday

What would we do without the internet?  How would Santa cope? Even I, who decided not to touch Cyber Monday, succumbed to browsing on amazon just a bit  . . .

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Happy New Year 2014

Well, what would YOU have done with them?  Imagine the surprise, to put it mildly, when fond family opened this Christmas packet and found three strange knitted something-or-others.  

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Christmas Snapshots 1953

This was my Christmas tree when I was growing up in 1953.  You can see the upright piano on the left where I played The Girl at the Piano.  We had the tree in the dining room because that is … Continue reading

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Book Review: A Christmas Memory by Truman Capote

“Imagine a morning in late November.” That’s the first line and off we go with a beautiful tale about a little boy and an older woman who is his distant cousin.  They are loose-end relatives and are each other’s best … Continue reading

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December 18th

Yikes!  December 18th—seven days to go! I’ve left sunny Florida: (click to enlarge) and am back up north in dear old Pennsylvania . . . and I’m about to run the roads to finish up some Christmas shopping! And you’re … Continue reading

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