Thursday, December 23, 2010

Flash 55 Friday


When I was a child
Christmas meant:
Waking up early,
diving under the tree
playing for hours
No school for a week,
dad on vacation and
pancakes on Tuesday.
Ice skating with neighbors,
tobogganing, the old Polaris sled
Wearing funny hats and blowing
noise makers while staying
up late to welcome in
the new year....

We had the best time growing up. Between our house and our neighbors was a big field that we drove the old snowmobile around, then flooded for an ice rink. Our families did everything together, sledding, and parties, to New Years Eve. Our friend's parents are both gone, way too soon, and so is the field, replaced by houses. But these were precious times and Christmas was special right through New Years Eve every year as a child. Wishing you and your family a very Merry Christmas and a New Year filled with Happiness.....


  1. You too
    This is a lovely and so beautiful post and memory in it...
    Warm hus and merry xmas!


  2. This sounds so wonderful! Merry Christmas!

  3. nice...sounds like christmas growing up for me as well...i hope you have a very merry christmas!

  4. How fun - sledding was the best

    love the memories in your 55
    my 55 will be up later

    Merry Christmas

  5. Thanks for those memories. Things can change but the spirit hopefully remains hopeful. Merry Christmas to you and yours.

  6. Happy Christmas wishes to you, too.

  7. Christmas at it's BEST...
    Through the eyes of a child.!
    Merry Christmas to YOU DBG....
    Thank You for your Wonderful Support..Galen

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    God Bless You :-)