Category Archives: Christmas

Christmas casualty

I don’t always remember what kind of craft I made for Christmas over the years, but I do remember when I became a craft casualty.

Everything was going smoothly until…….

Take this as a warning. Don’t get too confident when using a sharp knife. If you do, nasty things can happen.

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Christmas changed from year to year

Today my column is about a frantic mother trying to figure out how to get Christmas together for her four children.

Home delivery wasn’t an option in 1982, nor was sending greetings over the Internet.

This is my account of Christmas preparations in that distant year.

Somehow things got pulled together. As I pulled out my hair, gifts made it under the tree. Thank goodness Santa made it to our house on time.

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Christmas 1980 style

Only three children but our house was filled with cheer and noise in 1980.

Today I’m remembering when I was a frazzled mother. I thought those days would never end. They have and now I appreciate those crazy days when I wanted to pull out my hair.

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Too many questions

With three children in 1981, Christmas was a production. But the big question was, When’s Santa coming?

An impossible question for this mother to answer. Back then the children had no sense of time.

Listen what happened when it started to snow in early December.

May you have good memories of your Christmases past and share them with family, too.

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