Christmas 1958. My brother was 2 and I was 6. You can see the excitement with Dad in his bathrobe and Mom on the couch taking this picture. I love that old TV, too. The tree was a fresh one. Now we have a little 2 ft high tree so the cats can't climb it. It's still festive & it looks like Christmas here.
Phil and I now live in this house. My brother & SIL and her sister will be joining us tomorrow afternoon for a Christmas Day feast of lots of different veggies & dips & cream cheese based spreads. Crab Louie salad on crackers...ham...I can't even remember everything I've made today. I'd still like to bake cookies...maybe tomorrow morning since the food is done.
It will be a great afternoon & evening of eating & talking & gift giving.
We'll also have a GREEN Christmas!!! NO SNOW!!! I'm thrilled that Santa brought me what I wished for. Hopefully there will be sun. It will be in the 40s, but I can't have everything. No snow makes me HAPPY!!!
Oh...and there's Christmas Eve FOOTBALL...Chargers @ Raiders. The Chargers are MY team and this game is a fierce rivalry. We've got peel & eat shrimp and Tom's Mom's Norwegian Salad to nosh on tonight. That's some cream cheese with a bit of Worcestershire sauce mixed in then loaded with thinly sliced radishes & green onions. It's been a Christmas Eve tradition for us ever since Tom made it for me years ago. I sure do miss my dear friend, but think of him every time we eat this.
Phil & I will open gifts tonight...and then have some White Castle cheeseburgers...another Christmas Eve tradition from when he & I first dated. We went to his friend's parents for Christmas Eve & after the gifts were exchanged, the guys went to White Castle for sliders. Ours are from the freezer case now...but tradition is tradition! There may be pix on Instagram...I'm @ohkittencreates
I hope you have a wonderful holiday filled with lots of good memories & love. Merry Christmas to you and yours!
Remember when all the big Department Stores in town had Santa? This one sure looks like the REAL Santa to me. I look terrified! This is my all time favorite Christmas photo from my childhood. I hope you enjoy it and have a VERY Merry Christmas and a Happy, Healthy, Prosperous & Creative New Year!
I've always been an artist...from as far back as I can remember, I loved to create and share my art. My current passions include quilting, altered art, paper arts and making charms for jewelry.
I'm a CA girl at heart, having lived in San Diego & Corona, CA for most of my adult life, but now find myself in NE Ohio & not thrilled with that! You'll hear a LOT of whining about OH here...it's a nasty place to live.
I currently live in the 1954 bungalow that I grew up in with my sweetie & love of my life, Phil, and our very spoiled kitty, Sunny Cat. We miss our dear sweet Sophie Cat, but Sunny has brought new love into our lives. Now we've rescued 3 kittens that were born in our backyard, so Fluffer, Gracie & Peanut are also part of our family...and they're as cute as can be. More cats = more love! We're hanging in here & doing the best we can.