Christmas for me is a time of reflection
Of Memories Family
There is a saying
making memories for a lifetime
That was certainly true in my family growing up
Santa Claus is Christmas when you are just a kid
The most fond memories were in the 1950s. Right after WWII, middle class in America was growing but life was simple.
I would spend hours looking at catalogs wishing and a hoping. Od course had to be good or Santa Claus would not stop by your home. Westerns were the most popular movies and TV shows so toy guns were popular, so were electric trains and for girls not much has changed dolls! Board games also
Foley downtown was all one day great day as they had a whole floor just toys and always a huge train set. Also a day for telling Santa what you wanted. While we were looking and dreaming, my mother was shopping.
We would shop at Woolworth 5 &10 for family My mother would give us some money each and we went shopping
Growing up, every year my mother had us decorate the Christmas tree, This was an all evening event. When very young my sister Beth and I would just gaze at the nativity set and play with the pieces.
My Mother would read to us the Christmas story out of the Bible Luke 2: 1-20
I have a son in America and have wonderful memories of our Christmas together, when he was growing up and with his family. Have many memories as an adult with my sisters, brother, cousins! I now have 2 small children here in Thailand and making memories for them I hope will be a lifetime of memories for them. That will be a different article. Living away from my family in America, often it seems I am the last of my immediate family( my sisters and families, son, and cousins are still living) so I spend time with my memories. A life time of them of Christmas pass.
Merry Christmas to all! Good will toward all men!