I really dislike the commercial nature of the holiday season and wondered what happened to getting a chocolate and a Timex watch for Christmas? We didn’t buy things when I was a child and as I looked at the wish list from my kids this year I had to shake my head with some sadness. What happened to the old fashioned Christmas of our parents, where it was all about family and where presents had meaning to them? I guess my memories or I like to think so were of a much purer Christmas and it was definitely way less commercial. I guess this time of year we need to feel like it was better once and I really need those warm memories.

A memory from a dear friend this morning in answer to my question of what happened to getting a chocolate and a Timex watch..was answered with “During the war I spent one Christmas with my grand-parents and had a bright new penny, a small book AND AN ORANGE. Wow -and I never did find out just how they got hold of the orange, things being as they were then, but I loved them for it”..

Memories and family still are the woven sentiment in each and every season for everyone.


“Then the Grinch thought of something he hadn’t before! What if Christmas, he thought, doesn’t come from a store. What if Christmas…perhaps…means a little bit more!” ..Dr. Seuss

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I'm a stargazing,skywatching,storm loving, sungazing addict. Environmentalist, political blogger, professional photographer, writer, artist...my favourite quote is: "If the sight of the blue skies fills you with joy, if a blade of grass springing up in the fields has power to move you, if the simple things of nature have a message that you understand, rejoice, for your soul is alive". ~ Eleonora Duse ~ ...my soul is definitely alive.
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  1. bits says:

    it really isn’t the same……but, i prefer to think itz different, and that my grandchildren, too, will one day think of this as the good old days. 🙂 blessings to you, red, as we enter the christmas season, and on into the new year! luv u!

  2. Karin says:

    Love your pooch! Adorable! Wishing you a Merry Christmas Estee.

  3. Jack M. says:

    My lovely Estee! as usual your words greet me and I have to smile. Your pooch is charming. I say to hell with the war on “Merry Christmas”, I am a traditionalist and really don’t care who I offend. Have a wonderful holiday season and I shall tip and sip a hot toddy to you sometime during the melee.

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