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Saturday, December 5, 2009

Christmas memories

this is going to be a really hard post to put in writing as i don't have any pictures and the memories are hard to remember .  Both parents are gone now and i feel so estranged from my family but here goes.......



We were such a poor family, dad was a bus driver and mom stayed at home looking after the home fires and the needs of the home.  We were without running water except for us kids who would run to the creek to carry back two 5 gallon buckets of water.

Every year mom decorated a green tree that grew in plentiful supply in the back yard. the colored baubles and silver icicles on its branches glistened in the light of the huge barrel wood heater in the living room of the school house we lived in.

We could not afford presents and we felt so lonely not getting anything under the tree.  But every year my mom's uncle, who lived in the states, mailed us a parcel that we just lived for.  It was the highlight of our year!!!  He was called Uncle Perley.  Inside this box was always a big box of chocolates called Pot of Gold.  They most certainlly would not last very long!!!  there were other things like manicure sets and socks and other things i can't remember right now, but we felt happy and were ready for the next year!!!!

Then we would all get dressed in our warm clothes and all three of us girls would go with dad in the old hearse made into a pickup, to cut three or four loads of wood.  Back home mom was making the most delicious Christmas meal.  After all that work!!!  which made us girls very strong and hungry, even the donkey meat that mom made was good!!!!

Actually it was not donkey meat as we were vegetarians, it was actually left over oatmeal porridge, with cornflakes, onions and a few spices, formed into patties, fried and a tomato soup sauce was poured on top and baked.  with a generous supply of butter on top it was very good to eat. the mashed potatoes and veggies with gravy were very good.  For dessert mom made pumkin pie.  yum.


7 comments:

♥Mimi♥ said...

On this first Saturday of December ♥Jappy Pink Saturday♥. I was away for a while and sure missed running around the blogs arnd seeing all of the goodies everyone was sharing.

Thanks for the memory...

Your blog for winter looks so serene - love it☺

It was a blessing for you to make my morning so much fun. Hoping that you and those you care about spend a wonderful weekend making memories that will last a lifetime☺

Lemondrop Marie said...

Wow, your Christmas memories are about the important things, sharing time with family and the beauty of nature outside. Better than store bought Christmas anytime.
Marie @ Lemondrop ViNtAge
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Mollye said...

Thanks for sharing your memories because you were all so rich in love and in spirit and when you have been raised with that it forms the character and integrity you have today. We must all remember that babe of long ago who had no toy to hold. Loved your post.Merry Christmas, Mollye

Mary said...

Your memories are rich in the kind of love that many people never experience. I hope you have a wonderful holiday.

Tami said...

Your blog looks so pretty today..thank you for sharing your memories with us...they were filled with love.
Many blessings..xo Tami

Suzie Button said...

I'm glad that you could find the highlights in life, even in hard times. Thanks for stopping by today to visit me, and Happy Pink Saturday! Suzie

Beverly said...

Life can be tough, but I believe that we are the accumulation of all of our experiences. You are the loving person you are today because of all that you have learned. Thank you for sharing your memories.

Happy Pink Saturday, Bev.

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