I remember making paper chains for the tree, stringing popcorn with my sisters, decorating our little tree "Old Faithful".....the year my dad decided that we needed to "experience" a real tree ~ we had forced hot air and the vents were on the floor and YUP you guessed it the tree sat right next to the vents.
Our poor tree was so dry we couldn't' light the lights by the time Christmas finally arrived, LOL!
I had a coloring book of "Twas The Night Before Christmas" ~ I loved to color, I worked at that book for hours, coloring every picture just so!
We grew up in Connecticut (I wish I had pictures of those times) ~ my father was in the Army and our families were in Rhode Island so we had the next best thing a "Military Family". Everyone was in the same boat so-to-speak....there were three other families that we were close to back then and every Christmas Eve we would get together with one another, my mother always made up an excuse to have to go back into the house and she would put Christmas packages on our beds, can you guess what was inside?????? New PJs or nightgowns, I couldn't wait to get back home because I knew Santa would have "stopped" by early to leave us our new PJs so we could get to sleep...that's one tradition I did carry on with Nikky & Billy!
The Sunday before Christmas was "Popcorn Ball Sunday" ....Eagle & Hose Hook & Ladder Company would come around on a firetruck and Santa was on the back throwing popcorn balls out to all of the kids, we really loved that!!!!! My sister Laurie still talks about it to this day, one year she was feeling blue so I bought waxed paper and Red & Green curling ribbon and set out to make her a batch of homemade popcorn balls...we worked half the night away....the next day I tossed them at her ~ my poor sister she just blubbered but Happy Tears you know those kind????
Ahhhh....to be a "kid" again! Until tomorrow, Be Safe & God Bless!
Well Hello, my name is Lynda and I’m 43 years old…I’ve been happily married 2x to the same man for let’s see all together 17 years. Yes that’s what I said 2x, I took a 2.5 year hiatus ~ we were young and silly. My hubby’s name is Billy; yes I have two of them. Big & Lil', we also have a daughter her name is Nikky, oh and can't forget Max & Bailey our four legged kids!
Our daughter Nikky is busy, busy, busy planning her wedding :) !!!!!
Our son is a Corporal in the United States Marine Corps ~ PDS Okinawa Japan.